Thursday roundup: Fort Loramie baseball beats Houston 8-1 in tourney


Russia, Versailles, Minster win 1st tourney games

By Bryant Billing - [email protected]



FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie dominated from the start and won its first postseason game by beating Houston 8-1 in a Division IV sectional final on Thursday. The contest was one of several tournament games involving local teams postponed Wednesday due to rain.

The Redskins scored two runs in each the first two innings, then scored four runs in the fifth to secure the win.

Derek Meyer picked up the win for No. 1 seed Fort Loramie (21-6). He pitched seven innings and gave up two hits and three walks while striking out eight batters.

Taran Fleckenstein was 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs and two doubles. Maverick Grudich was 1 for 1 with one walk and Isaac Raterman was 1 for 1. Meyer was 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs and one walk.

Luke Beaver was charged with the loss for Houston. He pitched 4 1/3 innings and gave up eight earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three batters.

Jake Leist was 2 for 3.

Fort Loramie had seven hits and committed one error. The Wildcats didn’t commit any errors.

The Redskins advance to face No. 5 seed Bradford (12-11) in a district semifinal. The game is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Tuesday at Newton High School.

Houston (13-13) is scheduled to wrap up the season by hosting Russia for a Shelby County Athletic League makeup game on Friday.

Russia 10, Mississinawa Valley 0

The Raiders won their first postseason game in six innings on Thursday in Russia.

Grant Saunders picked up the win on the mound for Russia (17-6). He pitched five innings and gave up one hit and one walk while striking out nine batters.

Hayden Quinter was 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs, one double and one walk while Jared Poling was 2 for 2. Zane Shappie is 1 for 2.

Russia had six hits and didn’t commit any errors. The Blackhawks had three hits and committed one error. Russia drew eight walks.

The No. 2 seed Raiders advance to face No. 3 Newton (15-5) in a Div. IV district semifinal on Tuesday at Sidney High School. Russia beat Newton 3-0 in a nonconference game on May 2 in Pleasant Hill.

Newton 10, Botkins 0

The No. 6 seed Trojans lost a Div. IV sectional final in five innings on Thursday in Pleasant Hill.

Isaac Cisco was charged with the loss for Botkins (13-12). He pitched two innings and gave up five earned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out two batters.

Hunter Lenhart, Carson Motter and Brandt Boerger were each 1 for 2.

Botkins had three hits and committed two errors. Newton had six hits and committed one error.

The Trojans are scheduled to finish the season by traveling to Russia for an SCAL makeup game on Saturday.

Bradford 2, Riverside 1

The No. 6 seed Pirates lost a Div. IV sectional final on Thursday in Bradford.

The Railroaders scored one run in the first, but Riverside scored one in the third to tie it. It stayed tied until Keaton Mead hit an RBI double with two outs in the seventh to lift Bradford to a win.

Zander Crouch was charged with the loss. He pitched 2 1/3 innings in relief and gave up one earned run on two hits and one walk while striking out two batters. Warren Shockey started and pitched 4 1/3 innings, giving up one earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out six batters.

Landon Purtee was 1 for 2 with one walk.

The Pirates had one hit and committed two errors. The Railroaders had seven hits and committed two errors.

Riverside finishes the season with an 11-11 record. The Pirates will lose three seniors to graduation: Deven Frilling, Brody Rhoads and Landon Stewart.

Benjamin Logan 7, Anna 0

The No. 20 seed Rockets lost a Div. III sectional final on Thursday at Benjamin Logan.

Anna managed one hit off Ben Logan senior pitcher Kaden Arn, who struck out 11 batters without walking any.

The No. 1 seed Raiders had 12 hits and committed one error. Anna committed three errors.

Anna finishes the season with a 7-17 overall record and 5-7 SCAL record. Anna is tied with Jackson Center for fifth place; Botkins and Houston are tied for third with 5-6 records with makeup games remaining with Russia.

Versailles 9, New Lebanon Dixie 0

The No. 6 seed Tigers won their first postseason game by beating the Greyhounds in a Div. III sectional final on Thursday in Versailles.

Jacob Treon picked up the win on the mound for Versailles (12-11). He pitched six innings and gave up two hits and four walks while striking out five batters.

Jake Carman was 2 for 3 with one walk while Noah McEldowney was 2 for 4, Carson Bey was 2 for 4 and Caleb Rush was 1 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Ben Ruhenkamp was 0 for 1 with two walks. Trey Mills was 1 for 2 with one double and one walk. Treon hit one double.

Versailles had 11 hits and committed one error. Dixie had two hits and committed three errors.

Versailles advances to play No. 8 Miami East (13-11) in a district semifinal on Monday at Eaton High School. The Vikings beat the Tigers 6-5 in a nonconference game on April 4 in Casstown.

Minster 5, Bloomdale Elmwood 0

The Wildcats won a Div. III sectional semifinal on Thursday in Minster.

Minster, the No. 4 seed, advances to face No. 6 Kansas Lakota in a sectional final on Friday in Minster.

No statistics or other information was reported.

• Boys tennis

Hoying’s season comes to an end

Sidney senior Grant Hoying saw his season come to an end in the Division I district finals on Thursday at Linder Family Tennis Center in Mason.

Hoying lost a first-round match to Cincinnati Sycamore’s Andrew Wittenbaum 6-1, 6-0.

Hoying finishes as Sidney’s career wins leader.

Russia, Versailles, Minster win 1st tourney games

By Bryant Billing

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Coaches can report results for Sidney Daily News’ daily roundups by sending scores, statistics and comments as soon as possible after games to [email protected]

Coaches can report results for Sidney Daily News’ daily roundups by sending scores, statistics and comments as soon as possible after games to [email protected]