BASEBALL: Raiders clinch outright ITCL upper tier title
HANOVERTON-The South Range baseball team clinched the outright ITCL upper tier title with a 12-1 win over United on Wednesday.
It is the Raiders third straight conference championship and second staright outright title. The Raiders (17-3, 12-0) have won 33 straight conference games.
Bill Goodall powered the Raiders with a three-run homer, while Josh Fromel had three RBIs.
Also for the Raiders, Zach Thorpe, A.J. Melnick and Dylan Keller all had two hits, while Tyler Rothbauer pitched a one-hitter.
Matt Salmen had the only hit for the Eagles.
South Range hosts Lisbon in a doubleheader on Saturday.
SR-Tyler Rothbauer, wp, (5IP, 6K, 1BB) and Ryan Miller.
UN-Tyler Lewis, lp, (4IP, 3K, 4BB), Colton Antram (1IP, 2K, 1BB) and Garrett Beech.
COLUMBIANA-Kaden Davis had a two-out game-tying RBI in the seventh inning and Josh DeSalvo scored the winning run on a passed ball as Crestview upset Springfield 9-8 in baseball action Wednesday.
Crestview improves to 6-8 overall and 5-5 in the ITCL upper tier. The Rebels scored four runs in the seventh inning.
Springfield loses its third straight game and falls out of contention for the ITCL upper tier title.
For the Rebels, Jake Ferris was 2 for 3 with a double and two runs scored, Joel Fitsimmons was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and two steals and Dylan Hart was 2 for 3 with two runs.
Ryan Kohler had two hits and three runs scored for the Tigers.
C-Dylan Dickey (4IP, 2K, 2BB), Chris Bryan, wp, (3IP, 0K, 0BB) and Josh McGoogan.
S-Russell Seymour (2 2/3 IP, 2K, 3BB), Graham Mincher, lp, (4IP, 1K, 2BB), Mark Schuler (0IP, 0K, 0BB) and Brandon Chamberlain.
Lisbon 11, Columbiana 5
LISBON-Lisbon beat Columbiana 11-5 in baseball action Tuesday.
Eric Walker had two hits, including a double and three RBIs, Matt Spencer had two hits and an RBI and Avery Andric had a single and two RBIs for the Blue Devils (8-7, 5-5 ITCL upper tier).
Columbiana falls to 1-13.
L-Jagr Groubert, wp, (7IP, 5K, 3BB).
Canfield 5, West Branch 4
CANFIELD – Jake Cole’s sacrifice fly in the eighth inning led Canfield to a 5-4 win over West Branch on Wednesday.
Ryan Adams had three hits for the Warriors (11-7). Canfield is 8-7.
Jake Smith had two hits and two RBIs. Jerian Thomas had two hits and an RBI.
CA-Jimmy Leone, wp (5IP, 2K, 1BB), Colton Crissman (3IP, 1K, 0BB) and Carter Rhoads.
WB-Chipper Tuel (5IP, 4K, 2BB), Kyle Ziegler (1IP, 0K, 0BB), Jake Evanoff (1IP, 1K, 0BB), Dylan Greenawalt, lp (1/3IP, 0K, 0BB) and Jake Smith.
Crestview 10, Columbiana 9
COLUMBIANA -Joel Fitzsimmons’ sixth inning score on a squeeze bunt gave Crestview the 10-9 victory over Columbiana Tuesday at Crestview High School.
Fitzsimmons, Jake Ferris and Kaden Davis each had two RBIs to lead the Rebels, who improve to 5-8 overall and 4-5 in the Inter-Tri County League upper tier. Chris Bryan picked up the win on the mound as he struck out one, and Michael McDonough picked up the save.
Keenan Green led the Clippers (1-12) with a hit.
CO-Mitch Davidson (4IP, 3K, 1BB), Devin Rice (1IP, 3K, 4BB), Z. Fregon, lp (1IP, 0K, 0BB) and Keenan Green.
CR-Jake Ferris (2IP, 2K, 2BB), Andy Gorby (2 1/3IP, 2K, 0BB), Chris Bryan, wp (1 2/3IP, 1K, 0BB) and Jake Wick.