JD Reuter and Carsen Cox teamed up to check Waverly to just three hits on Tuesday, sending host Circleville to a 9-3 non-league win.
Reuter earned the win by allowing three hits and a trio of earned runs through five innings. He walked three and struck out four. Cox earned the save by retiring the last six batters, walking one and striking out two.
Circleville took a 3-2 lead in its first at-bat. Nick Burns singled to left with one out to score Nolan West. Austin Gray then lined a single to left to score Scott Moats and Burns.
The red-and-black Tigers added two more runs to their lead in the third.
Smith singled to right with one out to drive in Burns and later came around to score on a wild pitch.
West went a perfect 3-for-3 and scored three runs, Moats was 2-for-4 and scored twice, Burns turned in a 2-for-2 evening with two RBI and two runs scored and Gray was 2-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs.
Circleville (8-7) resumes Mid-State League Buckeye Division play on Wednesday when it hosts Amanda-Clearcreek.
Logan Elm 4
Amanda-Clearcreek used a four-run fifth inning on Tuesday to take the lead and then held off visiting Logan Elm in the seventh for a 5-4 MSL-Buckeye win.
The Aces led 5-3 following their aforementioned big fifth inning that was highlighted with a three-run triple off the bat of Trent Hedges. Peyton Cassley added a sac fly in the fifth. Logan Elm scored its final run in the seventh.
Kansas Rhymer paced the Aces with two hits. Hedges earned the win in relief.
Braylen Baker went a perfect 3-for-3 and Keegan Diehl was 2-for-4 and scored for the Braves. Zack Parks singled and drove in two runs and Garret Summers also had a single and scored twice.
Both teams continue league play on Wednesday, as the Aces (8-5, 5-4) travel to Circleville and the Braves (5-8, 3-5) hit the road to Baltimore and a tilt with Liberty Union.
Paint Valley 5,
Brendan Lowe had the lone hit for Westfall on Tuesday in a 5-1 Scioto Valley Conference loss to host Paint Valley.
Lowe’s RBI single in the fifth scored Clayton Ellis, who reached via walk.
Paint Valley scored three times in the first inning and two more in the second.
The Mustangs (5-8, 3-6) continue conference play on Wednesday at Piketon.
Paint Valley 0
Makayla Cook hit a pair of home runs and drove in four runs on Tuesday, lifting host Westfall to a 10-0 SVC win over visiting Paint Valley in five innings.
The Mustangs scored once in the second and five more times in the third to take a 6-0 lead.
Ava Heath contributed a 2-for-4 day with two RBI and a run scored for the Mustangs and Gracie Henry singled and scored three times.
Olivia Dumm allowed five hits, walked two and struck out nine to record the win.
Westfall (13-4, 8-1) continues conference action on Wednesday at Piketon.
Teays Valley 12,
Teays Valley smacked four home runs on Tuesday on its way to a 12-4 non-league win over host Logan.
The Vikings entered the fifth trailing 4-2 but erupted for eight runs to seize the advantage for good.
Teays Valley cut its deficit to 4-3 on a Lauren Park one-out single to center that scored Emma Helwagen.
A two-run shot over the left field fence off the bat of Reagan Mengerink also scored Park to put the Vikings ahead 5-4. Morgan Cantrell followed suit with another blast over the left field fence.
Back-to-back doubles by Alyssa Brown and Kennedy Cauger chased Brown home to make it a 7-4 game.
After Michelle Brumfield was hit by a pitch, Faith Thompson doubled to left to knock in Cauger.
One out later, Helwagen tripled to center to drive in both Brumfield and Thompson.
Cantrell smacked a pair of homers as part of a 3-for-5 day that incldued two RBI and three runs scored. Cauger was 3-for-4, including a home run, with two RBI and two runs scored, Thompson contributed a 2-for-4 performance with an RBI and run scored, Park was 2-for-3 with two RBI and run scored and Helwagen was 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored.
Madison Cline allowed nine hits and four runs (two earned) over five innings to record the win for the Vikings (15-1), who resume league play on Wednesday at Fairfield Union.
Logan Elm 4,
Logan Elm used a three-run sixth inning to seize the lead for good on Tuesday on its way to a 4-1 MSL-Buckeye win over host Amanda-Clearcreek.
Lynsay Vanhoose, Carly King and Jacie Clifton each singled to ignite the sixth inning threat for the Braves with no outs. Maraya Neff then worked a walk to force in Vanhoose and give the Braves a 2-1 edge.
Erin Gaskin followed with an RBI double to right center that plated the courtesy runner and Clifton.
Vanhoose paced the Braves with two hits and scored twice.
Carly King tossed a one-hitter to earn the win for the Braves (6-8, 4-4) who continue league play on Wednesday at Liberty Union.