TROY — The top seeded Troy Christian baseball team got a solid pitching effort from Connor Frye and Zane Harris Monday against Southeastern in D-IV district semifinal matchup at Troy’s Market Street diamond.
But, five errors and a lack of timely hitting were costly to the Eagles in a 3-0 loss.
Frye and Harris combined on a six-hitter, with five strikeouts and four walks.
Southeastern broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning with two runs.
After a single by Zach McKey and a bunt single by Austin Miller, runners were on second and third with two out when Cole Walton blooped a single into short centerfield to score both runners.
Southeastern made it 3-0 in the fifth inning.
Sam Smith helped himself with a double, went to third on a wild pitch and scored when the throw home on McKey’s fielder’s choice sailed to the backstop.
Troy Christian had left runners on first and third with two out in the third.
In the sixth, walks to Ben Major and Matthew Major and a singled by Cam Koukol had loaded the bases with one out.
But, Smith got a pop up and strikeout to get out of the jam.
Koukol threw Smith out trying to steal in the top of the seventh to keep it 3-0 and the Eagles had one last chance.
After Adam Twiss walked, he was forced at second on Paul McDonald’s fielder’s choice.
Ben Major had a two-out single to bring the tying run to the plate, but Smith got a pop-out to finish off a five-hitter and end the game.
Smith struck out four and walked four.
Koukol was 2-for-3 for Troy Christian.
SIDNEY — The Russia baseball team took advantage of three Newton errors and blanked the Indians in D-IV district semifinal action Monday.
Lane Bayer and Max Blair both had base hits for Newton.
Carson Knupp pitched a six-hitter, striking out seven.
PLEASANT HILL — The Bradford baseball team had a tough day in D-IV district semifinal action Monday.
Tucker Miller, Parker Davidson and Keaton Mead all had hits in the five-inning loss.
Mead and Landon Wills combined on a six-hitter, striking out five.
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EATON — The Miami East baseball team came up one-run short in a D-III district semifinal Monday.
Nathan Woolley was 2-for-4 for the Vikings.
Cael Rose had two RBIs and Connor Apple had a double.
Apple and Gage Butz combined on a five-hitter, striking out six and walking two.
Only three of the five runs allowed were earned.
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ARCANUM — Top seed Ben Logan had to rally from a 2-0 deficit against Bethel in a D-III district semifinal.
Bethel took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning.
Evan Goodman had a RBI single and Gabe Veldman had a sacrifice fly.
It stayed that way until the seventh inning when Ben Logan scored three times to win.
Elijah Schroeder was 2-for-3 at the plate for the Bees.
Elijah Schroeder and Luke Gray combined on a seven-hitter, striking out 13 and walking two.