Prep roundup: Gerkens leads Elmwood with three-run home run

BASEBALL
Elmwood 10, Fostoria 5
BLOOMDALE — Noah Veryser maintained his perfect record and led Elmwood to a 10-5 Northern Buckeye
Conference win over Fostoria on Monday.
Veryser improved his record to 5-0, striking out seven and walking just one batter for the Royals (7-5,
2-1 NBC).
Dylan Gerkens belted a three-run home run and added a two-RBI double to lead Elmwood’s offense. Tyler St.
Clair went 2 for 4 with a double.
Trey Groves homered for the Redmen (8-5, 3-2).
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Rossford 7, Otsego 6
TONTOGANY — Rossford rallied with a pair of runs in the top of the seventh inning to edge Otsego 7-6 in
Monday’s Northern Buckeye Conference game.
Shane Pitzen paced the Bulldogs (7-6, 2-3 NBC) with two hits and a pair of RBIs. Logan Reiter also had
two hits and knocked in a run.
Rossford’s Dillon Prater did not allow a hit or a walk across 4 1/3 innings of work.
Otsego tallied just three hits, but erupted with a six-run third inning to take an early-game lead.
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Otsego 006~000~0~6~3~4
Lake 5, Woodmore 2
MILLBURY — Austin Fouty did not allow an earned run in pitching Lake past Woodmore 5-2 in Monday’s
Northern Buckeye Conference game.
Fouty allowed two unearned runs and struck out nine batters to lead the Flyers (15-0, 6-0 NBC). Jacob
Boelkens doubled, drove in a game-high three runs and walked in his other two at-bats.
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Lake 004~010~x~5~9~3
Genoa 4, Eastwood 3
PEMBERVILLE — Genoa pushed across two early runs and scored the go ahead-run in the eighth inning to slip
past Eastwood 4-3 in a Northern Buckeye Conference game on Monday.
Griffin Coffield had two of the Eagles’ (7-7, 1-4 NBC) four hits and Gavin Slattman knocked in a pair of
runs.
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Eastwood 000~021~00~3~4~2
SOFTBALL
Perrysburg 7, Bowling Green 2
Perrysburg broke a two-run tie with a big five-run seventh inning to top Bowling Green 7-2 in Northern
Lakes League action on Monday.
Taji Pickett led the Yellow Jackets (7-4, 3-1 NLL) with three hits and Mars Deemer drove in a game-high
three runs. Deemer led in the circle with nine strikeouts in the complete-game win.
Mackenna Fry singled twice to lead the Bobcats (10-5, 2-3). Katie Devine doubled.
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Bowling Green 000~020~0~2~5~3
Eastwood 11, Genoa 0
PEMBERVILLE — Maddie Recker and Ashley Hitchcock both homered in leading Eastwood over Genoa 11-0 across
six innings in Monday’s Northern Buckeye Conference game.
Recker paced the Eagles (15-1, 6-0 NBC) with two hits and two RBIs, while Hitchcock allowed just one hit
and struck out 14 to earn the win. Carleigh Coffield also added a pair of hits.
Genoa fell to 9-3 overall and 2-2 in the league.
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Otsego 10, Rossford 0
TONTOGANY — Shelbey Spurlock and Brynne Limes combined to no-hit Rossford in a 10-0 six-inning win in
Northern Buckeye Conference action.
Spurlock, who had two hits and an RBI at the plate, struck out seven across five innings to lead the
Knights (9-5, 2-3 NBC). Limes punched out two in her one inning of work.
Ameila Simpson had a game-high three hits with two RBIs for Otsego, which scored nine of its 10 runs in
the fourth and fifth innings.
Rossford (7-7, 0-4) struggled on defense, committing six errors.
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Elmwood 14, Fostoria 1
BLOOMDALE — Elmwood opened with an early lead and kept piling on the runs in trouncing Fostoria 14-1 in
Monday’s Northern Buckeye Conference game.
Elmwood, which scored a game-high eight runs in the third inning, was led by Madison Hoiles’ three
singles and four RBIs.
Makenna Benschoter and Madalyn Zender both singled and doubled for the Royals, while Chy Cluck and Kayla
Minich each singled twice.
Fostoria had two hits and seven errors.
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Woodmore 8, Lake 6
ELMORE — Lake poured on five seventh-inning runs and outhit Woodmore on Monday, but the Flyers fell 8-6
in Northern Buckeye Conference action.
Mackenzie Mickens led Lake (9-6, 3-3 NBC) with two hits and a game-high three RBIs, but allowed all eight
Woodmore runs in the circle. Kenzie Jackson, McKenna Encalado, Aubrie Kunkelman and Abbie Rymers each
had two hits apiece.
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Woodmore 320~120~x~8~9~2
BOYS TENNIS
Bowling Green 4, Toledo Whitmer 1
TOLEDO — Bowling Green nabbed a team win and nearly swept Toledo Whitmer on Monday in claiming a 4-1
nonleague win.
Erik Schempf, a co-captain, picked up a 7-6, 6-4 win in No. 1 singles to spark the Bobcats. Ty Gulgin
also won in singles play, earning a 6-2, 6-1 win in No. 3 singles.
Co-captain Mitchell Drumm and Luke Konecny combined for a 6-0, 6-2 win in No. 1 doubles. Jack Devine and
Hayden McCracken won 6-2, 6-3 in No. 2 doubles.
James Eddington fell in No. 2 singles, but pushed the match to three sets with a 6-0, 4-6, 6-2 loss.