Eastwood to take on Wayne Trace in district baseball

PEMBERVILLE — On Friday, No. 1 ranked Eastwood baseball (25-1) had little trouble moving on to the district tournament, defeating Allen East, 15-1.

Eastwood will take on Wayne Trace on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Elida High School’s Ed Sandy Field in the Division III district semifinals.

The winner will take on the Coldwater vs. Ottawa-Glandorf winner on Saturday at noon at Sandy Field for the district title and the right to advance to the regional tournament.

On Friday, Andrew Badenhop pitched a complete-game two-hitter, striking out seven and walking one over five innings. Badenhop needed just 59 pitches, 41 thrown for strikes, to 18 batters.

The game was tied 1-1 after the first inning, but the Eagles exploded for six runs in the second and eight in the fourth, getting 14 hits.

Jordan Pickerel was 3-for-4 with three RBIs, Jackson Bauer was 3-for-3 with two RBIs, Badenhop was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs, Brandon Falls was 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Colton Woodward was 2-for-2.

Tristan Schuerman had a double and two RBIs, and Jarod Bonfiglio had a base hit for the Eagles. Woodward had two stolen bases, and Bonfiglio and Case Boos had one apiece. Boos did not get a hit, but scored three runs, reaching on a walk and after getting hit by a pitch.

For Allen East, Levi Clum and Braylen Kennedy had base hits. Donovan Kennedy took the loss on the mound for Allen East and Clum pitched in relief.