CELINA — Sidney ran into one of the top pitchers in the area in the first game Saturday, with a predictable outcome.
But in the second game, the Jackets pushed a run across in the top of the eighth and made it stand up.
They lost the first game 8-1, but won the second 4-3 to snap a six-game losing streak, and at the same time hand Celina its first loss of the season.
Sidney is now 2-7 and will be back in action today at home against Troy. Celina is 7-1.
In the first game, the Jackets faced Celina’s Seth Lonsway, who attracted pro scouts to the game. He gave up a run to the Jackets early on, but allowed just three hits and struck out 11.
“There is a reason Seth Lonsway is going to Ohio State to pitch and that there were pro scouts at the game,” said Sidney coach Thomas Goffena. “He was a great pitcher that we got to a little early, but once he settled down you just had to tip your cap to the pitcher. He was impressive to watch as a baseball fan.”
Sidney got a double from Corbin Smith.
In the nightcap, Sidney trailed 2-1 after five but got two in the sixth to take the lead on a clutch two-run double by Zane Walker. Celina tied it in the bottom of the seventh, but Sidney pushed across the go-ahead run in the eighth on a perfectly-executed suicide squeeze, also by Walker, that scored Dillon King. It gave Walker three runs batted in.
King had two of Sidney’s five hits, and Walker and Cole Hoffman both doubled.
“We had a timely hit by Zane (Walker) that scored two runs to put us up in the sixth inning, and that was followed by a perfect suicide squeeze by Zane in the 8th,” said Goffena. “There are some things we have to clean up on defense but I was happy with the way we played today. Any time you can throw strikes like we did today you have to make plays. Austin McLain came on in relief with a gutsy performance that shut them down the last three innings. Any time you can beat an undefeated team this time of the year it’s good for your baseball team.”
Sidney`010 000 0—1`3`2
Celina`113 021 x—8`9`1
WP: Lonsway; LP: Brussell.
Sidney`100 002 01—4`5`6
Celina`010 100 10—3`5`3
WP: McLain; LP: Rose.
Records: Sidney 2-7, Celina 7-1.
Lehman 5, Covington 0
COVINGTON — Lehman’s Parker Riley outduelded Covington ace Nathan Blei and pitched the Cavaliers to a 5-0 win over the Buccs in non-league action at Covington Saturday.
The win gave Lehman a 6-1 record going into action today against Lima Temple.
Both pitchers were strong, but the difference the gam e was two-out hitting by the Cavs. In the top of the first, there were runners on second and third with two out when Bryce Kennedy came through with a two-run single up the middle. And in the third, Dylan Arnold’s two-out double drove in another run.
Riley, who fanned six and walked none, helped his own cause with three hits, and Arnold also had a single.
Lehman`201 011 0—5`8`1
Covington`000 000 0—0`3`1
Riley (WP) and Smith; Blei (L), Atkinson (6) and Dilley.
Records: Lehman 6-1, Covington 1-6.
Minster 11, Loramie 1,
Minster 9, Loramie 1
FORT LORAMIE — Minster came to Fort Loramie and took no prisoners, sweeping a doubleheader from the Redskins by scores of 11-1 and 9-1.
The verdicts left Minster at 4-3 and Fort Loramie at 3-5.
Loramie is at Houston Monday in County play, and Minster plays Covington at Wright State, also Monday.
In the first game, Minster led 2-1 after two, then scored five runs over the next two frames.
The Redskins managed only a run in the bottom of the first.
Nathan Schwieterman and Isaac Dorsten both doubled for Minster and Alex Lehmkuhl was 3-for-5.
Eli Rosengarten had a double for Loramie.
In the second game, Minster got all its runs in two innings, plating five in the second and adding four in the seventh.
Anthony Boehnlein had two hits for Minster, and Carter Siegel singled and doubled for Loramie.
Minster`202 301 3—11`12`2
Loramie`100 000 0—1`6`2
Ernst (WP), Knapke (6) and Stubbs; Rosengarten (LP), Billing (3) and Berning.
Minster`050 000 4—9`5`1
Loramie`000 100 0—1`5`6
Dorsten (WP), Dorsten (3) and Shinabery; Siegel (LP), Pleiman (7), Keiser (7) and Berning.
Records: Loramie 3-5, Minster 4-3.
Troy 9, Anna 5
TRY — Anna took on Division 1 Troy on the road Saturday in non-league action, and lost its second in a row, this one by a 9-5 score.
The Rockets are now 4-2 and play at St. Henry Monday.
Troy, now 3-7, took a 4-0 lead after five innings. Anna got two in the sixth and three in the seventh, but the Trojans nailed it down with a five-run sixth.
For Anna, Zach White doubled and scored twice. Nathan Stiefel was 2-for-3 and drove in two, and Caleb Kauffman doubled.
Anna`000 002 3—5`7`4
Troy`011 025 x—9`8`2
Endsley (LP), Cummings (5), Coverstone (6), Stiefel (6) and White; Weaver (WP), Emory (6), Brogan (6) and Williams.
Records: Anna 4-2, Troy 3-7.
Jackson Center 17, WG 4
JACKSON CENTER — Jackson Center got its first win of the season Saturday, going on the road and routing Waynesfield Goshen 17-4 in non-league action.
The Tigers are now 1-4 and play Fairlawn at home today in County play.
The Tigers scored in eveny inning, ending the game on the 10-run rule with a four-run sixth. They had 12 hits in the game, with Brady Wildermuth going 3-for-5, and Jacob Francis, Chayce Hickman and Jansen Frey getting two hits apiece.
Wildermuth also scored four runs and drove in two, and Francis scored four times.
Wildermuth, Hickman and Frye also had doubles, as did Trent Platfoot.
Records: JC 1-4, WG 0-4.
Bremen 13, Ansonia 0,
Bremen 10, Ansonia 0
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Cardinals upped their record on the year to 6-2 with a twin bill sweep of visiting Ansonia Saturday. The scores were 13-0 and 10-0.
In the first game, Bremen had 13 runs on eight hits and took advantage of 11 walks by Ansonia pitching. By contract, Bremen pitcher Ryan Bertke pitched a five-inning no-hitter, striking out 11 and walking just two.
Luke Vonderhaar had a big game for the Cardinals, going 3-for-5 and driving in five runs.
Grant Selby had a single, a double, scored three times and drove in three, and Justin Tenkman scored twice and drove in two.
Bryce Blickle and Caleb Alig also scored twice.
in the second game, Blickle and Vonderhaar limited Ansonia to just three hits, while striking out three and walking none.
Vonderhaar made it a perfect 6-for-6 in the doubleheader by again going 3-for-3 for the Cardinals. One of the hits was a double, and he also scored three times. Alig and Bertke both drove in two.
WP: Bertke; LP: Jones.
WP: Blickle; LP: Fischer.
Records: Bremen 6-2.
Riverside 7, Bellefontaine 3
BELLEFONTAINE — Riverside went on the road and notched a 7-3 win over Bellefontaine in non-league action Saturday.
The Pirates move up to 3-5 with the win.
Caleb Stevens had two singles and a double. Hunter Kreglow singled and doubled, Trey Lane had three singles, Tyler Sanford had two singles and Hayden Robinson two singles.
Lane went all seven on the mound, allowing seven hits.
Riverside`220 201 0—7`13`0
B’fontaine`100 011 0—3`7`2
WP: Lane; LP: Lyburtus.
Records: Riverside 3-5, Bellefontaine 2-4.
Allen East 5, NK 4
NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville outhit visiting Allen East 8-5, but came up short in a 5-4 setback Saturday in non-league action.
The Rangers drop to 3-2 this season.
Allen East`002 030 0—5`5`1
Knoxville`100 120 0—4`8`4
WP: Wilson; LP: Merges.
Records: NK 3-2, AE 2-2.
St. Henry 3, Russia 1,
Russia 1, Marion 0
ST. HENRY — Russia played two tight games at the St. Henry Invitational on Saturday, losing to the host team 3-1 in its first game, then just getting by Marion Local 1-0 in its second game.
The loss to St. Henry was Russia’s setback of the season and the two verdicts left the Raiders at 6-1 going into a home game Monday against Botkins.