Tigers hold off Vikings

Circleville held off a late rally by visiting Teays Valley on Thursday to claim a 6-4 Mid-State League Buckeye Division win.
The Tigers reached the scoreboard first with a four-run third inning.
A one-out single to left off the bat of Nolan West drove in both Angelo Travis and Parker Kidwell to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead.
Scott Moats then singled to center to bring around West from second. Moats advanced to third on a single off the bat of Wyatt Thatcher and then scored on a ground out to first by Tate DeBord.
Circleville added what turned out to be an important insurance run in the fourth when a two-out single to left off the bat of West scored Austin Gray to make it 5-0.
The Tigers tacked on their final run in the fifth on an RBI single to center from DeBord that scored Thatcher.
Teays Valley made it a 6-2 game in the second. A sacrifice fly by Will Murphy scored Tyler Love and later Peyton Weiler came around to score on a passed ball.
In the seventh, a two-out triple to left by Love scored Guisinger to make it 6-3. Love then scored on a passed ball.
Reliever Scott Moats nailed down the save by coaxing a ground out to end the game.
Nick Burns earned the win by allowing a hit and two runs (one earned) over five innings. He walked three and struck out 10. Moats allowed three hits and two runs (one earned) over the final two innings, while punching out a pair of batters.
West paced the Tigers by going 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored, Travis was 2-for-2 with a run scored and Thatcher was 2-for-4 and also scored.
The Tigers (6-3, 4-1) host Zane Trace today for a non-league game, while the Vikings (4-3, 2-2) continue league play on Monday when they host unbeaten Liberty Union.

Washington C.H. 3,
Westfall 0

Washington Court House scored once in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth on Thursday on its way to a 3-0 non-conference win over host Westfall.
Caden Foreman went 2-for-3 to pace the Mustangs (5-2), who resume Scioto Valley Conference play on Monday when they host Zane Trace.

Logan Elm 10,
Fairfield Union 8

Braylen Baker smacked a pair of home runs as part of a three-hit day to help Logan Elm to a 10-8 MSL-Buckeye win on Thursday over host Fairfield Union.
Garret Summers and Grant Cline added two hits apiece and Summers also earned the win for the Braves (4-5, 2-2), who continue league play on Monday at Amanda-Clearcreek.


Softball

Teays Valley 12,
Hamilton Township 1

Teays Valley scored in four of its five at-bats on Thursday to register a 12-1 MSL-Buckeye win over host Hamilton Township.
The Vikings took a 6-1 lead into the fourth and added six more in the fifth.
Reagan Mengerink smacked a home run as part of a 3-for-3 day that included three RBI and three runs scored. Morgan Cantrell was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored and Alyssa Brown also went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored. Kennedy Cauger was 2-for-3, scored and drove in a run.
Sydney Manring allowed three hits, walked a batter and struck out four in two innings and Madison Cline allowed a hit, unearned run and walked a batter over the final three frames to be credited with the win.
The Vikings (8-0, 4-0) continue league play on Monday when they host Liberty Union.

Circleville 18,
Paint Valley 8

Circleville scored 10 runs in the first inning on Thursday on its way to an 18-8 non-league win over visiting Paint Valley.
Chandler Hayes led the way with a big day that included going 3-for-3, with a pair of doubles, three RBI and five runs scored. Hayes also earned the win in the circle.
Gabby McConnell went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored, and Gracie Riddick was 2-for-4, scored and drove in a run.
The Tigers (4-2) host River Valley and Logan on Saturday for a pair of non-league games.


Westfall 5,
Hillsboro 1

Westfall used a three-run fifth inning to seize the lead for good on Thursday in a 5-1 non-conference win over host Hillsboro.
Olivia Dumm went 2-for-4 with an RBI, Gabby Henry singled and drove in a run and Erin Henry singled and scored.
Dumm tossed a three-hitter, allowed an earned run, walked two and struck out 13 for the Mustangs (6-2), who host Alexander on Saturday for a non-conference twin bill.

Fairfield Union 10, Logan Elm 7

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