Prep Baseball Roundup: Eastwood’s Badenhop pitches no-hitter


PEMBERVILLE — Eastwood pitcher Andrew Badenhop threw a complete game no-hitter as the Eagles defeated visiting Lake, 10-0, in a Northern Buckeye Conference game Friday.

Badenhop struck out six, walked one, and needed just 44 pitches, throwing 34 strikes, in facing 16 batters in a game ended after five innings because the Eastwood offense scored 10 runs.

The Eagles, ranked No. 1 in the Division III state coaches’ poll, defeated Liberty Center on Saturday, 8-6, in extra innings, to remain unbeaten at 20-0 overall and they are 10-0 in the league.

The Eagles had seven hits, took advantage of six errors and seven walks, and did not need an extra base hit.

Jackson Bauer was 2-for-2 and Case Boos, Tristan Schuerman, Badenhop, Jordan Pickerel, and Jarod Bonfiglio had base hits. Bauer had three stolen bases and Pickerel, Schuerman, Boos, and Colton Woodward had one each.

Badenhop had three RBIs, including two coming on sacrifice flies. Bauer and Woodward also reached after getting hit by a pitch, and Boos led the team by scoring three runs and Woodward scored twice.

For Lake, the only players to reach base were Drew Tajblik on a walk and Matt Perry and A Young were hit by pitches. Young and Perry also combined to work the pitchers’ rubber, but of 10 runs, only six were earned.

In the win at Liberty Center, Eastwood scored two runs in the top of the eighth, which finished off a comeback after falling behind 6-2 after four innings.

For the Eagles, Badenhop was 2-for-5 with two RBIs, Kadyn Donnell was 2-for-4, and Boos, Schuerman, Pickerel, and Brandon Falls had base hits.

Boos also drove in two runs, reached on a walk, was hit by a pitch, and had two stolen bases. Jackson Bauer was hit by a pitch twice and Bonfiglio also reached after getting struck by a pitch.

Isaac Reynolds and Bonfiglio hit sacrifice flies, and Rey,nolds and Donnell also laid down sacrifice bunts. Donnell also had a stolen base.

Bauer started on the mound, striking out three, walking three, and allowing five hits and five runs through three innings, and Bonfiglio pitched the final five innings, striking out one, walking one, allowing six hits and one run.

Perrysburg falls to AW, downs Fremont Ross

PERRYSBURG — Anthony Wayne baseball scored two runs in the top of the second, and two AW pitchers held the Yellow Jackets scoreless as the Generals defeated Perrysburg, 2-0, in a Northern Lakes League game Friday.

Starter Braden Curry struck out four, walked one, and allowed three hits through five innings for the win, and Dom Carlson struck out one and did not allow a hit through two innings for the save.

It was Perrysburg’s third straight game where they failed to put a run on the board.

In the second inning, after Jack Behnfeldt reached on an error. Mitch Harder followed by reaching on a fielder’s choice. Tyler Mull doubled on a line drive to left field and Harder advanced to third.

Drew Pfundt reached on an infield single, but Harder was held up at third and Mull at second. Hadryn Nowicki hit a grounder to third baseman Connor Kessinger, who threw Harder out at home, but Mull and Pfundt advanced to second and third.

Then, Sam Braker hit another grounder that could have been the third out, but reached on an error and Mull and Pfundt scored the only two runs of the game.

Perrysburg pitcher Matt Hubbard did his part, striking out five, walking one and allowing seven hits and two runs through seven innings, but neither run was earned, and he took the loss.

Hubbard was also 2-for-3 at the plate, and he had a double and Brady Zilles had a base hit and stolen base for Perrysburg.

For AW, Pfundt was 2-for-3, Behnfeldt and Mull doubled, and Bryce Anderson, Harder, and Nowicki had base hits. Marco Morrison had a stolen base.

On Saturday, Fremont Ross scored two runs in the top of the first and still led 2-0 after two innings, but Perrysburg scored two in the third to tie, then added a single run in the fourth and three in the sixth for a 6-2 non-league win.

Kessinger got the win on the mound, striking out two, walking one, and allowing six hits and two runs through six innings, but only one was earned. Nick Hartzell closed in the seventh, striking out one, walking none and not allowing a hit or run.

At the plate, Trent Bezek was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, Nick Oros tripled, and Zilles, Jack Losee, Matt Gast, and Brayden Heitmeyer had base hits.

Losee and Oros also reached after getting hit by a pitch and Heitmeyer, Bezek, Losee, and Zilles had stolen bases.

For Ross, Karson Kayden started on the mound, striking out two, walking two, allowing seven hits and six runs through five innings, but only four were earned. Cameron Joseph closed in the sixth, striking out one, walking one, and not giving up a hit or run.

Josh Ross was 3-for-3 for the Little Giants, Kayden and Braylon Schneider had doubles, and Jewlius Pasch had a base hit.

Otsego 7, Fostoria 2

TONTOGANY — After Fostoria took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second, Otsego responded with four runs in the bottom half and never looked back, defeating the Redmen, 7-2, in a Northern Buckeye Conference game Friday.

Tyler O’Brien started on the mound for the Knights, striking out seven, walking five, and allowing five hits and two runs through 5.1 innings, but only one run was earned.

Tucker Hunsberger pitched two innings of scoreless and hitless baseball for Otsego in relief, and Bodde Simon threw the final inning, striking out three batters while allowing one hit.

At the plate, Hunsberger was 3-for-4 with an RBI and scored two runs, O’Brien was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs, and Mason Roe had a double and drove in a run.

For Fostoria, Julius Robinson was 2-for-4 with a double, Kiesin Cramer was 2-for-3, and Aidan Sprang had a double and Trent Smith had a base hit.

Cramer, Conner Krupp and Matthew Gierke pitched for the Redmen with Gierke taking the loss.

Lake 4, Northwood 3

MILLBURY — Jay Blazevich struck out nine, walked three, and allowed two hits and two earned runs as Lake squeezed out a non-league 4-3 victory over Lemoyne Rival Northwood Saturday.

The Flyers scored two runs in the first inning and added single runs in the fourth and fifth, but Northwood tacked on single runs in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings to come within a run.

Blazevich also led Lake at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double, stolen base and scoring two runs. Myles Lowe had a double and Connor Eck, Drew Tajblik, Jack Sobzack, and Caleb Tobias had base hits.

Tajblik, Gavin Kohlhofer, Sobzack, and Lowe drove in runs, and Caleb Behlmer and Connor Eck also had stolen bases. The Flyers left nine runners stranded on base.

For Northwood, Gage Reed took the loss on the mound, striking out five, walking five, allowing seven hits and four runs through six innings.

Mason Smith and Sean Kovacs had the Rangers’ only hits, both doubles, and Elias Pecina had three stolen bases.

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