Niles breaks out the bats against Champion
Niles pounded Champion pitching for 31 hits in sweeping a doubleheader, 12-2 and 12-1.
Justin Lopes and Tyler Wiery led all hitters with five hits each. Both had three in Game 2, including a double. Lopes also drove in four in Game 1, while Wiery added two RBIs in Game 1 and again in Game 2. Brennan Baker and Noah Arvin each pitched complete games for the Red Dragons (18-6). Arvin allowed just three hits and one walk while striking out four in Game 2. He also led Niles with three hits in Game 1.
Joey Batcho led the Golden Flashes offense with two hits and a double in Game 1.
Bristol scored twice in the top of the fourth inning, and Aaron Wiebe tossed a four-hit complete game as the Panthers held off Southington, 2-1, in a Northeastern Athletic Conference clash.
Wiebe struck out five and didn’t walk a batter. The only run he allowed was a home run by Josh Gold that sailed over the left-center field fence in the seventh. Chad Oliver led the Panther offense with two hits.
Jackson-Milton swept a split double-header on Saturday, beating Lordstown 10-3, then taking down Hubbard, 6-5.
Nate Clark had four hits over the two games. Justin Rentz picked up the win in Game 1, while Jeremy Fitzpatrick knotched the win in Game 2.
Howland scored three runs in the fifth inning to break open a 5-3 win over Boardman. Tyler Spain had three hits and John-Mark Weisman drove in two runs and earned the save.
Champion dropped a double-header at home against a strong Geneva squad. In the first game, the Golden Flashes allowed the Eagles to jump out to an eight-run lead that proved to be too much to overcome in an 11-5 loss.
In the second matchup, Champion led until the top of seventh, when Geneva scored two runs to clinch the sweep, 4-3. With two outs, the Eagles’ Amy Pitcher and Sarah Depp hit back-to-back doubles, which scored Pitcher to tie the game, and two wild pitches allowed Depp to come home for the game-winning run.
South Range eclipsed the 20-win mark for the season with a double-header sweep over Wadsworth and Boardman on Saturday by the scores of 7-4 and 16-2, respectively. In the two games, Stevie Taylor had seven hits. Darrian Yanek hit a two-run home run in the first game. In the second game, Taylor Helon had three hits and five RBIs.
Howland kept it tight with Division-I power house Hoover, but fell to the Vikings, 3-2. The Tigers’ two runs were driven in on an RBI single by Emily Price and an RBI double by Olga Grach.
Seven Red Devils had multiple hits to lead Lordstown past Southington, 14-7. Kansas Lickwar had a two-run home run to center field in the fifth inning to lead Lordstown. Haley Toporcer picked up the win on the mound.