Saturday’s roundup: MacDonald sends Braves to walk-off tourney win over Vinton County

Brody MacDonald was determined to keep Logan Elm playing baseball at least into next week.
The senior hit a walk-off single to center, scoring David Evans and sending the Braves to a 5-4 win over visiting Vinton County in a Division II Southeast District sectional quarterfinal.
Vinton County (7-14) had scored a run in its half of the seventh to extend the game, but Evans led off the home half of the inning and stole second one out later to put himself into position to score.
The Vikings struck first with two runs in the first, but the Braves (9-17) answered with two of their own in the second to tie the game.
Gabe Chalfin and Peyton Anderson were each hit by a pitch in the inning and were sacrificed over by Garret Summers.
Caleb Eplin then hit a two-out single to left to knock in both runners.
The Braves took a 3-2 lead an inning later when Braylen Baker played long ball over the left field fence.
Logan Elm added to its advantage in the fifth on a two-out single to center by Anderson that scored Baker.
Baker led the Braves by going 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Anderson was 1-for-1 with an RBI and run scored, and Evans and Chalfin each singled and scored.
Summers started the game and allowed five hits and two runs (one earned) over four innings. Baker came on in relief and allowed four hits and two earned runs over the final three frames to record the win. He walked none and struck out three.
The Braves travel to top-ranked Miami Trace on Monday for a sectional semifinal.
Teays Valley 14,
Reynoldsburg 2

Teays Valley dropped an eight-spot on host Reynoldsburg during the second on Saturday on its way to a 14-2 non-league win in five innings.
Adam Trisler went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, Tyler Love was 2-for-4 with four RBIs and a run scored and Tommy Williams posted a perfect 2-for-2 day with an RBI and two runs scored.
Trisler scattered eight hits and two earned runs over five innings to record the win. He walked two and struck out five.
The Vikings (16-9) open tournament play on Wednesday hosting the winner of a sectional semifinal between Olentangy and Independence.
Softball
Circleville 5,
Amanda-Clearcreek 4

Circleville scored three times in its final two at-bats on Saturday to post a 5-4 Mid-State League Buckeye Division win over host Amanda-Clearcreek.
Chandler Hayes went 3-for-4 and scored two runs and Ella Michael was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored for the Tigers.
Logann Julian led the Aces by going 3-for-4 and driving in a pair of runs.
The Aces (15-5, 10-4) travel to Marion Elgin on Monday for a district semifinal.

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