Aces check Vikings to two hits in MSL-Buckeye win

Amanda-Clearcreek pitching struck out 13 batters on Monday, lifting the Aces to a 6-1 Mid-State League Buckeye Division baseball win over visiting Teays Valley.
Trent Hedges earned the win, allowing two hits and an earned run over five innings. He walked five and struck out 10 batters. Ryan Chambers finished the final two frame, walking a batter and striking out three.
The Aces jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning when Blayne Barker smacked a two-run homer over the left field fence that also scored Hunter Matheny.
Teays Valley scored what turned out to be its lone run in the third when Landen McFarland scored on a bunt by Tyler Love.
Amanda-Clearcreek responded with two runs in its half of the inning.
Landon Mills reached on a single to center to open the home third and eventually scored on an error.
Peyton Cassley, who reached on the error, eventually came around to score on a ground out by Hedges to make it 4-1.
Grant Guiler went 3-for-4 to lead the 12-hit attack for the Aces. Cassley was 2-for-4 with with two RBI and a run scored, Cade Young contributed a 2-for-4 day with an RBI and Mills went 2-for-3 and scored twice.
Both teams continue league play on Wednesday, as the Aces (3-2, 1-1) travel to Hamilton Township and the Vikings (1-1, 1-1) host Bloom-Carroll.

Circleville 8,
Fairfield Union 3

Circleville scored the first four runs of an MSL-Buckeye game on Monday to register an 8-3 win over host Fairfield Union.
The Tigers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first when Austin Gray singled to right with two outs to drive in Nolan West.
Circleville doubled its lead an inning later when Nick Burns led off the frame with a single to left and eventually came around to score on a ground out from Scott Moats.
West led the Tigers by going 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored, Tate DeBord was 2-for-4 and and Logan Smith singled, drove in two and scored twice.
Scott Moats earned the win by going four and one-third innings. The CHS junior allowed three hits, two runs (one earned) walked three and struck out four. Burns finished the final two and two-third innings, as he allowed three hits, an earned run, walked one and struck out a trio of Falcons.
The Tigers (3-2, 2-0) continue league play on Wednesday when they host rival Logan Elm.

Logan Elm 8,
Hamilton Township 6

Logan Elm used a two-run fourth to seize the lead for good on Monday in an 8-6 MSL-Buckeye win over visiting Hamilton Township.
The Braves took a 2-1 lead in the second, but the Rangers countered with five runs in their next at-bat to go ahead 6-2.
Logan Elm responded with four runs in its half of the third to tie the game at 6-6 and then took the lead in its next at-bat.
Gavin Griffey went 2-for-3 with three RBI, Zack Parks went 2-for-4 with a run scored and Keegan Diehl drove in three runs on a 2-for-4 day.
Colton Eplin tossed four and one-third innings of relief, allowing four hits and striking out two to earn the win.
The Braves (3-3, 1-1), now winners of three-straight, continue league play on Wednesday at Circleville.

Westfall 8,
Huntington 2

Westfall jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead on Monday on its way to an 8-2 Scioto Valley Conference win over host Huntington.
The Mustangs scored twice in the first and three times in the second on its way to that early advantage.
Ashton Nunemaker was 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored, Caden Foreman went 2-for-4 and drove in two and Jaden Towler contributed a 2-for-4 night with an RBI and three runs scored for the Mustangs.
Peyton Weiss tossed a complete game, allowing seven hits and a pair of earned runs. He walked two and struck out 10 in the 107-pitch outing.
The Mustangs (3-1, 1-0) host Washington Court House today for a non-conference game.

Softball
Teays Valley 12,
Amanda-Clearcreek 0

Teays Valley scored 11 runs in its first three at-bats on Monday to record a 12-0 MSL-Buckeye win in five innings.
Alyssa Brown hit a home run as part of a 3-for-4 afternoon with two RBI and three runs scored, Kennedy Cauger also smacked a long shot en route to a 2-for-4 state line with two RBI and Reagan Mengerink was 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored.
Madison Cline worked the first two innings, allowing four hits and striking out two. Sydney Manring tossed the last three and struck out six and was credited with the win.
The Vikings (6-0, 2-0) host Grove City today for a non-league game, while the Aces (1-2, 0-2) continue league play on Wednesday at Hamilton Township.

Logan Elm 10,
Hamilton Township 0

Logan Elm scored five runs in its first three at-bats on Monday on its way to a 10-0 MSL-Buckeye win over visiting Hamilton Township.
Carly King helped to lead the offensive outburst with four hits for the Braves and Taylor Fowler chipped in two. Lindsay VanHoose and Avree Entler each smacked a pair of doubles.
King also earned the win in the circle for the Braves (3-4, 1-1), who have now won three-straight and continue league play on Tuesday with a trip to Roundtown.

Fairfield Union 6,
Circleville 5

Ella Michael smacked a three-run and solo homers for Circleville in a 6-5 MSL-Buckeye setback on Monday against host Fairfield Union.
The Falcons scored twice in the fifth to take a 6-5 lead.
Circleville (2-2, 0-2) continues league play on Wednesday when it hosts Logan Elm.

Westfall 13,
Huntington 0

Westfall pounded out 10 hits and also took advantage of six errors by host Huntington on Monday to record a 13-0 SVC win.
The Mustangs jumped out to a 3-0 lead in their first at-bat and expanded the advantage to 7-0 after three and 11-0 going into the fifth and final inning.
Olivia Dumm was 2-for-3 with two RBI and three runs scored, Abbie Bickenhauser smacked a solo homer as part of a 2-for-3 evening with an RBI and two runs scored, Gabby Henry went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, Madison Kearny doubled, drove in three runs and scored and Sydney Fuller added a 2-for-3 day at the plate.
Dumm earned the win in the circle, allowing three hits and striking out nine in four innings.
The Mustangs (3-1, 1-0) host Washington Court House today for a non-conference game.

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