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GALION VARSITY


Nick Flowers went 5-for-5 with and Eric Powell blasted two homeruns as the Tigers (13-2) put a 22-9 beatdown on Mansfield in Richland County last Saturday.


Flowers — a senior first-year high school baseball player — jacked his batting average up to a district-leading .630 He ripped 2 triples, a double and a couple of singles. Powell — also senior — drove in 5 runs and scored 3.


It was a wild game. Mansfield had a 2-0 lead after two innings courtesy of a pair of runs in the first frame. Galion had a 7-run outburst in the top of the third and added 2 more tallies in the fourth to take a 9-2 lead. The Tygers cut the gap to 9-5 with a three-spot in the bottom of the fourth. But, the locals put things out of reach with 4 runs in the sixth and a 9-run explosion in the top of the seventh. Mansfield added 4 runs in the bottom of the seventh for the final score.


Galion knocked out 22 hits. In addition to Flowers and Powell, Chad Karnes also had a big game at the plate going 4-for-6 with a double, 3 singles and 3 runs scored. Jermaine Burket and John Poffenbaugh stroked a double and a single each, Bryce Lybarger connected for a pair of base raps, while Connor Campbell, Bryton Carpenter, Josh Eckert, Mike Harris and Josh Keller each added a single.


Nixon hit a double and 2 singles for the hosts.


Poffenbaugh was Galion’s starting pitcher, going 3 innings, allowing 5 hits, 5 runs (4 earned), and walking 5. Lybarger picked up the first win of his varsity career with 3 shutout frames in which he yielded just 2 hits, striking out 1 and issuing a free pass. Campbell was knocked around for 5 hits, 4 runs (3 earned) and whiffed a pair in hurling the seventh inning.


Nixon, Grimes, Cushing and Reedy toed the rubber for Mansfield. They combined to set down 7 via strikes and walk 8. Nixon started and was slopped with the loss.


NORTHMOR VARSITY


In a home doubleheader against non-conference opponent Mansfield St. Peter last Saturday, the Golden Knights took the first game 9-6 before pummeling the Spartans 13-2 in the nightcap.


Northmor never trailed in the opener. The score was tied 3-3 after 3 1/2 innings. The hosts plated 3 runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.


Zach Neuman was the starting pitcher and got the win for the Black-and-Gold. In 5 innings, he allowed 3 hits, 3 runs (earned), struck out 8 and walked a trio. Jordan Wiseman and James Donner pitched in relief, combining for 2 innings, 4 hits yielded, 3 runs given up (2 earned) whiffing 3 and issuing 2 freebies. Donner claimed a save.


Bishop and Janjur toed the rubber for the visitors. They were tagged for 12 hits, 8 earned runs, set down 5 via strikes and walked 3. Bishop started and was the pitcher of record.


Zach Carroll had a double and a single for Northmor. Daniel Donner, Gunnar Lilly and Mitchell Whisler added 2 one-baggers apiece, while Jake Farley, Neuman and Brock Trombly chipped in with a base rap each.


Sanjur belted a three-run homer and a single for St. Peter.


Game two had the Golden Knights run-ruling the Spartans in four-and-a-half frames.


Daniel Donner tossed all 5 innings for the victors, surrendering 4 hits, an earned run, striking out 7 and issuing 2 bases on balls.


Rice garnered a complete game for St. Peter. He was roughed up for 11 hits, all 13 runs were earned, he whiffed only 1 and handed out 7 free passes.


James Donner and Zach Neuman belted a double and a single each, Devin McIe stroked 2 base hits, to go along with a single each from Jeff Beck, Zach Carroll, Daniel Donner, Jake Farley and Jordan Wiseman.


Sanjur again carried the big stick for the visitors, cranking out a pair of doubles.


State-ranked Fredericktown dealt the Golden Knights an 11-2 beatdown in Mid Ohio Athletic Conference competition last week in Morrow County.


The Freddies — 13-1 overall and 7-0 in the MOAC — pounced on the hosts for four runs in the top of the first and didn’t look back.


Jake Farley hurled 6 1/3 innings as the starter on the hill for the Black-and-Gold. He allowed 6 hits, 8 runs (7 earned), set down 7 on strikes and walked 4. Bryan Hammond was knocked around for 3 hits and as many runs (2 earned) in just two-thirds of a frame in relief.


Logan Jones scattered 9 hits in going the distance on the mound for Fredericktown. He struck out 3 and issued just 1 free pass.


Offensively for Northmor, Jarod Vanderkooi drilled a double and a single, James Donner, Farley and Mitchell Whisler contributed 2 one-baggers each, and Daniel Donner netted a base rap.


Hatfield and Manns jacked a double and a single apiece for the visitors.


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