Circleville pounded out 13 hits and dropped an 11-run sixth inning on host Amanda-Clearcreek on Friday to record a 15-3 Mid-State League Buckeye Division win.
The first five Circleville batters reached base on four hits and a walk. Nolan West and Scott Moats put together back-to-back singles and Wyatt Thatcher followed with a single to left that chased home West with the first run of the game. Tate DeBord followed with a double to right that scored Moats.
Following a walk to Austin Gray, a double play allowed Thatcher to score and put the Tigers in front 3-0.
Thatcher went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored for the Tigers. DeBord had two of the Tigers’ five doubles of the night as part of a 3-for-4 performance with three RBI and a run scored. West scored three times, went 2-for-3 and drove in a run, Moat was 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored and Angelo Travis went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.
Nick Burns used 92 pitches to toss a complete game. He allowed five hits, three runs (two earned), walked two and struck out nine batters.
Trent Hedges doubled twice, drove in a run and scored twice for the Aces.
Both teams continue league play on Monday, as the Tigers (4-2, 3-0) travel to Liberty Union (5-0, 3-0) for a battle to remain in first and the Aces (4-3, 2-2) host Bloom-Carroll.
Liberty Union 10,
Logan Elm 0
Liberty Union used a five-run seventh cap a 10-0 MSL-Buckeye win on Friday over host Logan Elm.
Colton Hutchison checked the Braves to two hits in a complete game effort. Braylen Baker doubled for Logan Elm (3-5, 1-2), which continues league play on Monday when it travels to Fairfield Union.
Westfall tried to rally with a run in its final at-bat on Friday but fell 2-1 to visiting Piketon in a Scioto Valley Conference game.
Caden Foreman was a perfect 3-for-3, Ashton Nunemaker singled and drove in Hunter McCoy, who also singled.
Peyton Weiss took the tough loss, scattering five hits and two runs (one earned) over seven innings. He walked none and struck out 15 batters.
The Mustangs (4-1, 2-1) continue conference play on Monday when they host Southeastern.
Westfall dropped 16 runs on visiting Piketon in the fourth inning on Friday to claim a 17-1 SVC victory.
Delana Landefeld smacked a home run as part of a 3-for-4 evening with four RBI and three runs scored, Ava Heath and Olivia Dumm both also assembled a 3-for-4 performance. Dumm drove in two and scored twice and Heath had an RBI and scored. Makayla Cook hit a home run as part of a 2-for-4 contribution to the win with two RBI and a run scored. Sydney Fuller was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Dumm allowed three hits and an unearned run over five innings. She walked none and struck out 11.
The Mustangs (5-1, 3-0) continue conference play on Monday when they host Southeastern.
Logan Elm 16,
Liberty Union 7
Logan Elm posted its fourth consecutive victory of the season on Friday via a 16-7 MSL-Buckeye rout of visiting Liberty Union.
The Braves scored three runs in the first, five more in the third and two more in the fourth to get off to a quick start with the bats.
Lynsay Vanhoose led the Braves by going 3-for-4 with five RBI, including a three-run homer in the third. Avree Enter followed by going 4-for-5 with two RBI and Carly King was 3-for-3 with two doubles and four runs scored. Meredith Jarvis chipped in two hits and a pair of RBI.
Carly King earned the win in the circle by pitching five innings for the Braves (4-4, 2-1), who continue league play on Monday at Fairfield Union.
This MSL-Buckeye game was suspended due to rain in the top of the sixth and will resume on April 27 when the Aces travel to Roundtown.