Tuesday Baseball Roundup


PIQUA — In a wild game at Hardman Field Tuesday in D-I sectional action, seventh seed Piqua opened an 8-0 lead over Northmont after five innings, then need a walk-off run on a wild pitch in the home eighth inning to come away with a 9-8 victory.

Piqua, 19-8, advances to play at sixth seed Beavercreek Thursday at 5 p.m.

Northmont drops to 15-11 on the season.

Brady Ouhl had reached on a fielder’s choice in the eighth inning after Trenton Rudd had walked.

Ouhl was stealing on a pitch that went to the backstop and went all the way to third base.

With two outs after a strikeout, another wild pitch scored Ouhl and set off a Piqua celebration.

Piqua seemed to be in control through five inning, with starter Hunter Steinke allowing just one hit and no runs.

The Indians had scored two unearned runs in the first when Zane Pratt singled, Northmont threw the ball away on Rudd’s sacrifice bunt and Ouhl reached on an error, scoring Pratt. Rudd would score on Mickey Anderson’s fielder’s choice.

In the second, Piqua took advantage of three walks to score twice and make it 4-0.

Cohen Brown scored on a wild pitch and Pratt had a RBI single.

Piqua made it 5-0 in third when Steinke’s fielder’s choice scored a run.

Piqua scored three more in fifth to make it 8-0, including a two-run single by Pratt.

But, Northmont countered with four runs in the sixth and four in the seventh to force extra innings.

In the sixth, one run scored on an error, Jacob Beck and Christian Pendleton had RBI singles and Brandon Hoops had a sacrifice fly.

In the seventh, Andrew Shingler had a RBI double and AJ Conti and Hoops had RBI singles and with two out, Brady Lupton tied the game with a RBI single.

Piqua had two runners on in the home seventh with one out before Drew Carver came in for Northmont to get the final two outs.

Northmont went down in order in the top of the eighth, before two wild pitches allowed Piqua to escape with the win.

Steinke, Pratt and Mason Davis combined on an eight-hitter for Piqua, striking out six and walking five.

Nate Teller, Connor Price, Carver and Dylan Allamon combined on a six-hitter for Northmont, striking out seven and walking eight.


Tippecanoe 23,

Meadowdale 0

TIPP CITY — The Tippecanoe baseball team cruised to a five-inning win in D-II sectional action Tuesday.

The fourth seeded Red Devils, 15-12, will host 14 seed Springfield Shawnee at 5 p.m. Thursday in second-round action.

Max Dunaway, Drew Husic and Eli Voisard combined on a perfect game over five innings, striking out 12.

Dunaway had a triple and two RBIs nad Bryce Eckert was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs.

Jaxon Hill was 2-for-2 with a double, Carson Jackson had two RBIs and Peyton Schultz was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and four runs scored.

Springfield Shawnee 3,

Bethel 2

BRANDT — The sixth seeded Bethel baseball team, 13-13, lost in first round action 3-2 Tuesday night.

Sports Editor Rob Kiser can be reached at [email protected]

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