Peyton Cassley left the would-be tying run standing at third base on Friday as he closed the door on a 4-3 Amanda-Clearcreek win over host Teays Valley in a Mid-State League Buckeye Division baseball game.
The Vikings entered their final at-bat trailing 4-2.
With two outs and a runner on first base, back-to-back singles by Peyton Weiler and Tommy Williams loaded the bags full of Vikings.
A passed ball allowed Ben France to score and moved Williams and Weiler to second and third bases, respectively.
Cassley then struck out the batter looking on a 3-2 pitch to end the game and complete the season series sweep for the Aces over the Vikings.
Amanda-Clearcreek reached the scoreboard first with a three-run fourth.
Cade Young and Kansas Rhymer reached on singles and Blayne Barker was hit by a pitch to load the bases with just one out.
Grant Guiler followed with a single to left that scored Young to make it 1-0 Aces.
After a strikeout, Ryan Chambers singled to left on a 1-0 offering to score Barker. Trent Hedges was then hit by a pitch to force in Rhymer with the third run of the frame.
The Aces extended their lead to 4-0 in the sixth when Rhymer led off the frame with a double to left and scored on a single to left off the bat of Guiler.
Teays Valley scored its first two runs in the home sixth.
Rhymer went a perfect 3-for-3 and scored twice to lead the Aces and Guiler went 2-for-3 and knocked in a pair of runs.
Chambers earned the win for the Aces by tossing five and two-third innings. He allowed five hits, two runs (one earned), walked three and struck out seven. Cassley recorded the final four outs, allowing three hits, an unearned run and struck out two to nail down the save.
Weiler was a perfect 4-for-4 and scored and Williams went 3-for-4 and also scored for the Vikings (7-4, 4-3), who host Big Walnut on Saturday for a non-league game.
The Aces (7-5, 4-4) continue league play on Monday when they host Hamilton Township.
Logan Elm 12,
Hamilton Township 1
Logan Elm used a seven-run fifth on Friday to put the finishing touches on a 12-1 MSL-Buckeye win over host Hamilton Township.
Garret Summers went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, Carson Summers was 2-for-3 with an RBI and scored twice, Blayton Reid contributed a 2-for-3 day with three RBI and two runs scored and Braylen Baker hit a grand slam as part of a 2-for-4 contribution with four RBI and two runs scored.
Garret Summers allowed three hits, an unearned run and struck out six to earn the complete game win for the Braves (5-7, 3-4), who host Circleville on Monday for a league tilt.
Fairfield Union 6,
Fairfield Union scored twice in the seventh inning on Friday to break a deadlock and host Circleville was only able to score a run in its final at-bat as it suffered a 6-5 MSL-Buckeye setback.
The Falcons scored twice in the first and two more in the third to take a 4-1 lead. Circleville scored twice in its half of the third and once in the sixth to tie the game at 4-4.
Nick Burns was 2-for-2 with three RBI and a run scored and Nolan West went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored for the Tigers (7-6, 5-3), who continue league play on Monday at Logan Elm.
Huntington scored five runs its first two at-bats and didn’t look back on Friday in a 6-3 Scioto Valley Conference win over host Westfall.
The Huntsmen led 5-1 entering the third and tack on an insurance run in the seventh.
Ashton Nunemaker and Trent Walters both singled and scored for the Mustangs (5-6, 3-5), who host Chillicothe on Saturday for a non-conference game.
Abbie Bickenheuser hit her fifth home run over the last three days on Friday and helped Westfall to a 10-0 SVC win over visiting Huntington.
The Mustangs jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first and led 4-0 through two. Westfall scored three runs apiece in the third and fifth to cap the run-rule victory.
Delana Landefeld was a perfect 4-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored, Ava Heath went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored and Bickenhauser went 1-for-2 with three RBI and scored.
Olivia Dumm tossed the first three innings, allowing a hit, walking a batter and striking out five to earn the win for the Mustangs (12-2, 7-1), who travel to Ridgeview Middle School on Saturday for non-conference games against host Bishop Watterson and Cardington-Lincoln.
Teays Valley 7,
Teays Valley overcame six errors on Friday on its way to a 7-3 MSL-Buckeye win over visiting Amanda-Clearcreek.
The Vikings took a 3-2 lead in the second and tacked on three more runs in the third to take a 6-2 advantage.
Kennedy Cauger hit a home run as part of a 2-for-4 evening with two RBI and two runs scored, Lauren Park went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored, Morgan Cantrell also went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored and Alyssa Brown added a 2-for-4 day with an RBI and run scored.
Kaylee Sardella had three hits and drove in a run for the Aces.
Madison Cline allowed seven hits and three runs (one earned) in six innings to earn the win for the Vikings (11-1, 7-0), who travel to North Union on Saturday for non-league games with the host Wildcats and Heath.
The Aces (2-6, 1-6) host Fisher Catholic on Saturday for a non-league doubleheader.
Logan Elm 8,
Hamilton Township 2
Logan Elm erupted for seven runs in the fifth and sixth innings on Friday to record an 8-2 MSL-Buckeye win over host Hamilton Township.
A two-run fifth gave the Braves a 3-2 lead and they added on five more insurance runs in the sixth.
Carly King led a 13-hit attack by the Braves with three hits, including two doubles, and three RBI. Lynsay Vanhoose was 2-for-4 with a double, triple and drove in two runs. Avree Entler doubled and drove in a run. Tia Fowler chipped in a pair of singles and Cassie Gaskin had a key two-run single in the sixth.
King checked the Rangers to three hits and two runs, while striking out 11 for the Braves (5-8, 3-4), who travel to Gallia Academy on Saturday for non-league action.
Fairfield Union 6
Chandler Hayes drove in Hope Seiler with the game-winning run on Friday, lifting Circleville to a 7-6 MSL-Buckeye win over visiting Fairfield Union in eight innings.
“Fairfield Union beat us 6-5 over there the first time, so this was a really big game for us, especially with tournament seeding coming up pretty soon,” CHS coach Dave Truex said. “Our girls kept battling and found a way.”
Circleville scored twice in the sixth to tie the game at 5-5.
Fairfield Union responded with a run in the seventh to regain the lead, but Circleville answered in its half of the inning.
Alyssa Liston tripled to right with one out and then scored on a triple to right off the bat of Cara Cooper.
In the eighth, Seiler drew a walk, advanced to second on a sacrifice by Alaina Francis that Francis reached on due to an error and scored on a single up the middle by Hayes.
Gabby McConnell earned the win in the circle and also had a three-hit day that included a double. Ella Michael doubled and tripled and Gracie Riddick singled twice and drove in a pair of runs for the Tigers (8-3, 3-3), who continue league play on Monday at Logan Elm.