Grand Valley takes down Mathews, 5-2
Grand Valley pulled away from Mathews in the final two innings to get the win, 5-2, in a key Northeastern Athletic Conference baseball battle.
Grand Valley (13-6, 11-3) broke open a 2-2 tie with a run in the sixth inning and two more in the seventh. Grand Valley’s Kyle Orgovan allowed two runs on eight hits in a complete-game performance. Aaron Suchanek led Mathews (14-4, 11-2) with three hits, while Nate Homan and Bryan Leipply added two apiece.
Bristol’s Chad Oliver came through in the clutch to give the Panthers the 4-2 victory over Ledgemont. Trailing 2-1 in the seventh, with two outs and two strikes, Oliver hit a triple to drive in two runs for the win. Kevin Chirozzi then hit a double to bring home Oliver.
Girard’s Tyler Alejars provided most of the Indians’ offense in their 5-4 victory over Champion. He had two hits (a double and triple) and drove in two runs. Kyle Harris picked up the win on the mound for Girard. Champion’s Joey Batcho drove in two runs for the Golden Flashes.
Badger’s Mike Chachko and Matt Kraml combined for a no-hitter in Badger’s 10-0 win over Lordstown.
Tristan Bova struck out 11 batters, leading Western Reserve over Wellsville, 9-1. He also helped his own cause offensively with three hits, including a double.
LaBrae used a four-run fifth inning to pull away from Lakeview, 7-4, in an All-American Conference, National Division showdown.
Grant Sprague hit an RBI double in the fifth, and Blake Sprague hit a two-run triple to give the Vikings (11-5, 8-2) their first lead of the game, 5-2. Blake Sprague led LaBrae with three RBIs.
Springfield’s Dalton Donachie tossed a no-hitter in a 10-0, five-inning victory over Mineral Ridge. Donachie struck out nine and didn’t walk a batter in the Inter Tri-County League victory. Two errors kept him from a perfect game. Donachie also contributed three hits, including a double, and two RBIs
John F. Kennedy’s John Hilty, who had a double and triple prior to his final at-bat, came through with a no-out, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning at Eastwood Field to beat St. Peter Chanel, 5-4. Anthony Marzullo started the seventh as he was hit by a pitch. Preston Caparanis followed with a single and Alec Rossi walked to load the bases. JFK’s Chandler Diles went the first five innings and Luke Keck came in for the final two innings for the win.
Mike Raschilla held Columbiana to three singles as McDonald rolled past the host Clippers, 11-0. Raschilla, who had 10 strikeouts, had some trouble with his curveball in the first three innings as Columbiana left three runners in scoring position.
Newton Falls left the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh innings, as the Tigers tied Jefferson for the All-American Conference, National Division title after Tuesday’s 7-6 victory for the Falcons. Both teams finished 8-2 in the AAC National. Jaden Walton and Nate Harrah each had two RBIs for Newton Falls.