Wednesday Baseball/Softball Roundup


PIQUA — The Piqua baseball team opened a big lead, then held on for an 8-7 win over Xenia Wednesday at Hardman Field.

The Indians improved to 3-0 overall and 3-0 in the MVL.

Piqua took an 8-3 lead to the seventh inning, before Xenia scored four runs and had the tying run on second with one out.

But, Cohen Brown came in to get the final two outs and preserve the win for Piqua.

Piqua had taken a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a two-run single by Mason Davis.

After Xenia closed within 2-1, pitcher Hunter Steinke helped himself with a RBI single in the third.

Piqua got three runs in the fourth to make it 7-1.

Trent Laughman had a RBI on a fielder’s choice, Brown had a RBI single and Owen Shawler had a sacrifice fly to cap the rally.

After Xenia closed within 7-3, Mickey Anderson drove in what would be an important run in the Indians sixth on a fielder’s choice to make it 8-3 before Xenia rallied.

Ben Lavey was 2-for-3 for the Indians, Steinke was 2-for-4 and Davis had two RBIs.

Steink, Jacob Felts and Brown combined on a seven-hitter on the mound, striking out 10 and walking 5.

Tippecanoe 14,

West Carrollton 2

WEST CARROLLTON — The Tippecanoe baseball team won its MVL opener and improved to 5-1 with a road victory.

Preston Zumwalt was 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs and Peyton Schultz was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Jaxon Hill had a triple and Tipp took advantage of 14 walks by the Piarates pitchers.

Carson Jackson pitched a three-hitter for the Red Devils with eight strikeouts and one walk.

Troy 8,

Fairborn 3

FAIRBORN — The Troy baseball team was leading Fairborn in the third inning when the game was suspended by rain.

Ryder Kirtley was 2-for-3 with a double, triple and three RBIs and Caleb Akins had a double and two RBIs.

Aidan Gorman was 2-for-2 and Matthew Hempker had two RBIs.

Akins had a two-hitter going on the mound, striking out one and walking two.


Covington 15,

Milton-Union 0

COVINGTON — The Covington baseball team picked up a TRC win at home Thursday.

Brairen Denson pitched a two-hitter, striking out five and walking three.

Denson helped himself with three RBIs.

Carter Owens was 3-for-3 with two RBIs, Connor Humphrey had three RBIs and Michael Hagan and Carson Taylor had two RBIs each.

For Milton-Union, Gavin Guess and Wesley Schommer both had base hits.

Schommer and Logan Keys combined on an eight-hitter, striking out two and walking seven.



West Carrollton 3,

Tippecanoe 2

WEST CARROLLTON — The Tippecanoe softball team was trailing in the middle of the second inning when the game was stopped by rain.

Graci Anderson was 2-for-2 and Grace Brooks doubled.

Jaina Drum had a two-hitter going on the mound with two strikeouts.

Brookville 12,

Bethel 1

BROOKVILLE —The Bethel softball team dropped a road game Wednesday.

Layla Moore, Paige Kearns and Ellie Larkins all doubled for the Bees.

Addie Etherington and Moore combined to strikeout two and walk five.


Covington 14,

Milton-Union 6

COVINGTON — Covington stayed unbeaten in TRC play with a home win Thursday.

Emmalyn Johnson was 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple and two RBIs and Taylor Foutz was 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs.

Whitney Burns was 2-for-5 with home run, Ava Hartwig was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, Karyanne Turner was 2-for-4, Jayda McClure was 2-for-5 and Kamryn Barnes doubled.

Burns pitched an eight-hitter, striking out six and walking five.

Mylee Jones led Milton, going 3-for-4 with three doubles and two RBIs.

Bella Brazina was 2-for-3 with a double and Raegan Fulton had two RBIs.

Jones and Caley McCarroll combined to strikeout six and walk five.

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

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