FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie probably worked longer on getting the field ready after all the rain than they did on getting a win in high school baseball action Friday.
The Redskins made quick work of the Covington Buccaneers, scoring 16 times in the first inning and going on to a 20-3 victory in five innings in non-league action.
After losing their first three, the Redskins have now won three in a row to even their record going into a doubleheader at home against Minster today.
For Loramie, Daniel Berning was 3-for-4 with four runs batted in, CJ Billing was 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs, and Eli Rosengarten and Dylan Albers both had two singles.
WP: Billing; LP: Sowers
Records: Loramie 3-3, Covington 1-4.
Indian Lake 4, Anna 0
ANNA — Anna suffered its first setback of the season Friday, losing at home to Indian Lake in non-league action.
The loss leaves the Rockets at 4-1 on the year heading into a break – they don’t play again until Thursday against Botkins.
Lake’s Albright outdueled two Anna pitchers, allowing the Rockets just three hits and striking out 11. The Rockets managed just three singles.
Lake`100 210 0—4`5`2
Anna`000 000 0—0`3`2
Albright (WP) and Reprogle; Lindsey (LP), White (6) and White, Wuebker (6).
Records: Anna 4-1, Lake 3-2.
Lehman 22, Botkins 0
Lehman rolled to an easy victory Friday, courtesy of Botkins pitching, which was unable to find the strike zone in the first inning.
The Cavaliers scored 11 times in the first without a single hit, and went on to a 22-0 rout in action at Lehman.
The Cavaliers go to 5-1 and drop Botkins to 1-2.
“Both teams needed to play, and we were glad to get a game in,” said Lehman head coach Dave King.
Botkins pitchers walked nine and hit seven, and many of those came in the 11-run first inning.
For the Cavs, Tyler Lachey, Parker Riley and Jared Rourke all had two hits and Dylan Arnold had a double.
Brandon Barhorst scored five runs and drove in two, Lachey scored twice and drove in three, Arnold scored twice and drove in four, Riley scored twice and drove in two, Brice Kennedy had three RBIs, and Rourke, Ryan Schmidt and Drew Barhorst all scored twice.
Bryce Metz doubled for Botkins.
Botkins`000 00— 0`1`5
Jutte (LP), Bergman (1), Burns (2) and Wick; Simmons (WP), D. Barhorst (4) and Smith, Sollmann (4).
Records: Lehman 5-1, Botkins 1-2.
Fort Recover 11, Houston 1
HOUSTON — Houston lost a non-league game to Fort Recovery 11-1 Friday in non-league play.
The Wildcats are now 3-4 on the year.
Houston had just one hit off Recovery ace Thwaits, a Kent State signee. He fanned 12 in five innings.
Thwaits (WP) and Shinabery; Ludwig (LP), D. Beaver (4), Freistuhler (4) and Trent.
Records: 3-4, FR 5-1.
Russia 15, Marion 12
RUSSIA — Russia scored nine times in the fourth and held off Marion Local to win a 15-12 slugfest in non-league action at Russia Friday.
The win puts the Raiders at 5-0 on the year. Marion is 4-5.
For Russia, Dion Puthoff had four hits in five trips, scored four runs and drove in three, Drew Sherman was 3-for-4, scored twice and drove in three, and Dylan Cordonnier had two hits and scored twice.
Puthoff, Hunter Cohee and Jack Dapore all doubled for the Raiders.
For Marion, Matt Kahlig had three hits and scored twice, and Duane Leugers had two hits, including a home run, scored three times and drove in two. Kendall Bruns had a triple and three RBIs.
Marion`101 604 0—12`12`9
WP: Drees; LP: Bruns
Records: Russia 5-0, Marion 4-5.