Springfield upsets South Range in the 10th
NEW MIDDLETOWN — Jarrett Orbin’s walk-off single capped Springfield’s thrilling comeback from eight runs down to knock off defending Div. III state champions South Range 9-8 in 10 innings on Saturday.
South Range scored eight in the first inning thanks to doubles by Ben Rivera, Trey Pancake and Jared Bajerski. Brandon Mikos and Josh Stear also singles in the first.
Springfield put three on in the fifth and then added four in the seventh to tie the game. Clayton Nezbeth had an RBI single in that inning. Chris Thompson had a two-run double in that inning after hitting a solo home run in the second.
SP– Shane Eynon (4IP, 0BB, 0K), Mitch Seymour (4IP, 2BB, 4K), Chris Thompson, wp (2IP, 4K, 0BB) and Nick Slike.
SR–Nick Habeth (5IP, 0BB, 5K), Dylan Dominguez (2IP, 0BB, 2K), Jake Gehring (2IP, 0BB, 3K), Kris Scandy, lp (2/3IP, 0BB, 2K) and Trey Pancake.
Beaver Local 0
ZANESVILLE — Beaver Local’s baseball team exited the tournament with a 10-0 loss to Zanesville in six innings in a Div. II sectional opener on Saturday.
Zanesville will play at Indian Valley on Tuesday in the next round.
Beaver Local ends its season at 4-16. Hunter Saltsman, Avery Wiegand, Ryan Cunningham, Dalton Curran and Ethan Stephenson had singles for Beaver.
B–Dorian Joackson, lp (5IP, 3BB, 2K), Ethan Agnew (1/3IP, 2BB, 1K), Jordan Mick (1/3IP, 0BB, 1K) and Carter Wolski.
Z–Darrick Gibbons, wp (6IP, 1BB, 5K) and Moorehead.
United 10, Columbiana 3
COLUMBIANA — United’s baseball team took down Columbiana 10-3 in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference contest on Saturday at Firestone Park.
Parker Hydrick and Nicholas Rhodes had two hits each for United. Shane Black and Alex Birtalan had two RBIs each for the Eagles.
Brant Hahlen got the win on the mound for United.
Ryan Fahs and Hunter Zentner had the only hits for the Clippers, 13-10, 8-5.
The two teams will meet in the Div. III sectional opener at 5 p.m. on Monday at United.
U–Brant Hahlen, wp (7IP, 2K, 4BB) and Gunner McIntosh
C–Matthew Mazei, lp (3IP, 2K, 2BB), Zachary Pleska (2IP, 4BB, 2K), Wayne Davis (2IP, 1BB, 0K)
West Branch 0
MOGADORE — Mogadore Field dumped West Branch 7-0 on Friday.
Nick Wilson had two hits for Branch, 16-11.
F–Gerring, wp (7IP, 8K, 1BB) and Contact
WB–Donavin Conrad, lp (3IP, 2K, 1BB), Carter Holodnak (3IP, 0K, 0BB) and Tristan Ballard