GALION VARSITY BASEBALL
A 6-run uprising in the top of the fifth inning vaulted the Tigers to their 10th win in 12 games this season as they topped host Marion Harding 8-1 on Monday.
Chad Karnes stroked 3 singles and drove in a pair of runs, and Eric Powell blasted a triple, a double and plated 3 teammates to spearhead the Galion offensive. Two other Tigers — Nick Flowers and John Poffenbaugh — chipped in with a pair of base raps apiece. Bryton Carpenter added a single.
Poffenbaugh — a senior right-hander — was strong on the mound. In 6 innings of work, he allowed only 2 singles, an unearned run while striking out 10 and walking 3. Powell tossed a scoreless seventh inning, whiffing 1 and issuing a free pass.
Dallas Springer, Roger Hamon, Nick Glass and Taran Mason teamed up to yield 10 hits, retire 8 on strikes and walk 3 for the Presidents.
NORTHMOR VARSITY BASEBALL
Zach Carroll recorded the second no-hitter of his high school career Monday in Morrow County as the Golden Knights whitewashed Mid Ohio Athletic Conference foe Centerburg 2-0.
Carroll recorded 14 of the 21 outs via strikes. He walked 4 and was aided by an errorless defense.
The Golden Knights — 6-5 overall and 4-2 in the conference — scored the only 2 runs of the day in the bottom half of the fourth frame.
James Donner was tops for the hosts at the plate with a double and a single. Daniel Donner stroked 2 singles, while Jake Farley and Bryan Hammond netted a base rap each.
John Rings pitched a complete game for the visitors. He retired 4 on strikes and dealt out 1 free pass.
The Golden Knights took one of two games last Saturday, defeating Centerburg 6-1 in the first one and losing to Pleasant 5-4 in the second.
Against Centerburg, James Donner turned in a stellar pitching performance for the winners, throwing a 3-hitter, striking out 9, walking just 1 and being touched for an unearned run.
Northmor did all of its scoring in the first four innings with 2 runs in both the first and third frames and solo markers in innings two and four.
Blaker Blamer was the starting pitcher for the Trojans and went 5 innings allowing 6 hits, all 6 runs, whiffing 4 and walking 5. Haden Best tossed the final 2 frames. He surrendered a hit, retired 1 on strikes and issued a base on balls.
Zach Carroll, Daniel Donner, James Donner, Jake Farley, Zach Neuman, Mitchell Whisler and Jordan Wiseman stroked a single each for the victors. Brendan Mapes, Jacob Rings and John Rings did the same for Centerburg.
In the loss to Pleasant (8-7), Northmor trailed 4-1 after five innings. The Black-and-Gold rallied to tie things up with a 2-spot in the sixth and a single tally in the top of the seventh. The Spartans scored their winning run with one out in the bottom of the seventh.
Zach Neuman, Bryan Hammond and Zach Carroll worked on the hill for the Golden Knights. They were tagged for 7 hits, just 2 earned runs, struck out 3 and issued a half-dozen free passes. Carroll was the loser in relief.
Knight and McDonald pitched for the winners. They yielded 10 hits, whiffed a pair and walked a trio. McDonald was the pitcher of record in relief.
Carroll, Jake Farley and Jarod Vanderkooi led the Northmor offensive with 2 singles each. Daniel Donner, James Donner, Bryan Hammond and Zach Neuman contributed a one-bagger apiece.
Kyle Galyk drilled a triple and a single for Pleasant.
Last Friday at Mid Ohio Athletic foe and long-time rival Cardington, the Black-and-Gold held on for a 2-1 triumph. Northmor is 2-2 in the MOAC.
The winners plated single runs in the first and fifth frames. The Pirates scored once in the bottom of the sixth.
Farley pitched a complete game as the winning hurler. He gave up just 5 hits, retired 7 via strikes and walked only 2.
Blanton and Fridley pitched for Cardington, combining to surrender 9 hits, punc out 7 on strikes and walk a pair. Blanton was the pitcher of record.
Offensively for the victors, James Donner blasted a double and a single, Zach Carroll connected on a pair of base raps, while Farley, Bryan Hammond, Zach Neuman, Mitchell Whisler and Jordan Wiseman garnered a single apiece.
Pearl hit a double for the hosts.