TONTOGANY — Eastwood pitcher Ethan Rapp struck out 10, walked three, and allowed five hits in pitching the Eagles to a 2-0 complete game shutout over Otsego in Northern Buckeye Conference action Monday.
Rapp threw 105 pitches, including 67 for strikes, facing 28 batters over seven innings as he won the pitchers’ duel over Otsego’s Cohen Feehan.
Eastwood, ranked second in the state Division III coaches’ poll, stays unbeaten at 14-0 overall and 6-0 in the league. Otsego falls to 10-5 and 3-2.
Eastwood’s Kadyn Donnell and Colton Woodward scored the Eagles’ runs in the top of the second, one run scored on an RBI base hit by Xander Greulich.
Andrew Badenhop was 2-for-4 with a double, Woodward was 2-for-3, Donnell hit a triple, and Jordan Pickerel had a base hit for the Eagles. Donnell and Case Boos laid down sacrifice bunts and Jackson Bauer was hit by a pitch.
Feehan struck out three, walked one, and held Eastwood to seven hits and one earned run through seven innings. Feehan threw 94 pitches, including 56 strikes in facing 30 batters.
Bodde Simon was 2-for-3 and Tucker Hunsberger, Jaxon Jeremy and Mason Roe had base hits for the Knights.
Lake 2, Genoa 1
MILLBURY—Lake scored single runs in the bottom of the second and third and then held on to defeat Genoa, 2-1, in Northern Buckeye Conference baseball Monday.
Drew Tajblik and Caleb Tobias scored the Flyers’ runs and Matt Perry had an RBI.
Tajblik started on the mound, earning the win, after striking out seven, walking six, and allowing five hits and one run scored by the Comets in the fourth inning. Genoa outhit Lake, 6-3, but the Comets stranded 12 baserunners.
Tobias closed for the Flyers, earning the save, walking one and allowing one hit and no runs. After Tajblik threw 125 pitches, including 74 strikes, Tobias needed just 15 pitches, seven for strikes, to close out the victory.
Tajblik, Perry and Nate Wagner had base hits for the Flyers, which took advantage of four Genoa errors while the Lake defense was perfect in the field. Myles Lowe and Connor Eck reached after getting hit by a pitch and Tobias had a stolen base.