Clippers lead EOAC
SALINEVILLE — Columbiana freshman Alex Eusebio tossed a one-hitter as Columbiana blanked Southern Local, 4-0, in a battle of Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference unbeatens Tuesday.
The Clippers got an unearned run in the second inning and that’s all Eusebio needed as he allowed only a double to Timmy West.
The Clippers improve to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the EOAC, while the Indians drop to 6-4 and 2-1 EOAC.
Columbiana’s Logan Houschar hit a two-run double in the top of the sixth to close out the scoring.
Joey Wilczak went 2-for-3, while Brady Kridler and Seth Spooner each singled, drove in a run and scored another.
Spooner scored the Clippers’ first run in the second inning. With bases loaded and no outs, an infield error on a double-play ball brought home Spooner. Southern pitcher Josh Pratt got out of the innining with no more damage thanks to two strikeouts and a flyout to center field.
Timmy West reached base three times for the Indians — on a double, walk and hit by pitch — and stole two bases.
The teams will play at Columbiana’s Firestone Park today.
C–Alex Eusebio, wp (7IP, 1H, 8K, 2BB, 3HBP) and Brady Dixon.
S–Josh Pratt, lp (6IP, 4R, 3ER, 8H, 7K, 3BB), Sam May (1IP) and Conner Lewis.
Boardman 6, Salem 5
BOARDMAN — Boardman scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, highlighted by Anthony Butto’s game-winning drive, to give the Spartans a 6-5 win over Salem on Tuesday.
It snapped a seven-game winning streak for the Quakers, who drop to 7-2 on the season.
Salem took a 5-3 lead through six innings. Brock Young drove in three runs with two doubles. Gavin Wilms and Jackson Johnson each had one hit and scored two runs.
Salem starter Lane Rhodes left the game following 6 1/3 innings after allowing two base runners in the seventh inning and running his pitch count too high.
Griffin Widrig doubled as the Spartans tied the game at 5-5. The Quakers walked the next batter to keep the double play in order. After a passed ball advanced the runners, the Quakers had another intentional walk to load the bases. Butto hit the second pitch to the fence to score the winning run.
Salem will play Youngstown Ursuline at 5 p.m. today at Cene Park.
B–Guy Young (5 1/3IP, 5ER, 5H, 6K, 2BB), Jimmy Whippo, wp (1 2/3IP, 3H, 3K, 1BB).
S–Lane Rhodes, lp (6 1/3IP, 5R, 4ER, 10K, 6BB), Brock Young (OIP, 1ER, 2H, 2BB).
Lisbon 18, East Palestine 1
LISBON –Lisbon tallied 14 runs in the first inning and that was plenty in an 18-1 win over East Palestine on Tuesday in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference play.
Lisbon is 5-4.
Tyler Graham got the win on the mound and had three RBIs for the Devils. Tyler Welsh had a triple, single and an RBI. Adam Spencer, Daimen McCormick and Haiden Colvin had two hits each.
Lisbon and East Palestine will play today at East Palestine.
LI–Tyler Graham, wp (4IP, 3K, 0BB)
EP–Bender, lp (1IP, 1K, 5BB), Posey (1/3IP, 0K, 0BB), Baird (2 2/3IP, 4K, 1BB)
Wellsville 2, Leetonia 0
LEETONIA — Justin Temple had a double and Dalton Heffner added a single as Wellsville topped Leetonia 2-0 in EOAC play on Monday.
Troy Carter struck out eight on the mound for the Tigers, 2-5.
Wellsville hosts Leetonia today.
WE–Troy Carter, wp (7IP, 8K, 0BB, 1HBP) and Caden Weekley.
LE–Dylan Chapman, lp (7IP, 7K, 6BB, 3HBP) and McCool.
Marlington 7, West Branch 1
BELOIT — Marlington set down West Branch 7-1 on Tuesday in Eastern Buckeye Conference play.
Brock Hillyer had a hit for the Warriors, 7-3, 1-2.
MA–Tommy Skelding, wp (7IP, 8K, 1BB) and Grimes.
WB–David Cunningham, lp (3 2/3IP, 4K, 2BB), Garrison Martin (3 1/3IP, 3K, 1BB) and Tanner Egli.
South Range 10, Poland 0
GREENFORD — Trey Pancake had a single, double, triple and two RBIs as South Range crushed Poland 10-0 on Tuesday.
Aiden English added two doubles and an RBI.
Michael Perry had two hits including adouble.
South Range (7-1) is at Poland (4-5) today.
SR–Brandon Mikos, wp (6IP, 12K, 1BB)
PO–Mason Planey, lp (3 2/3IP, 3K, 1BB), Dominic Elia (1 2/3IP, 3K, 1BB)
Heartland 3, Mathews 2
UNITY — Joey Donofrio’s line-drive single to left field brought home Caleb Graft with the game-winning run as Heartland Christian rallied past Mathews, 3-2, at Next Level Sports Complex on Tuesday.
Heartland scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for the victory.
Nate Garzanaich led off the seventh with a single and scored on Aaron Gault’s triple. Mathews had two intentional walks to load the bases, setting the stage for Donofrio’s game winner with one out.
Gault had a triple and a single, Donofrio a double and a single and Garzanich two singles. Drew Walker contributed an RBI single and Hayden Stewart also singled.
Stewart pitched 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for the victory.
Heartland (6-2) will play at East Palestine on Thursday.
HC–Caleb Graft (4 2/3IP, 2RE, 1ER, 3H, 7K, 4BB), Hayden Stewart, wp (2 1/3IP, 2H, 3K) and Aaron Gault.
M–Jacob Williams (4 1/3IP, 1R, 2K, 5BB), Tlyler Pesa, lp (2IP, 2R, 4H, 5BB) and Ethan Petak.