Cox leads Tigers to shutout of Braves

Carsen Cox threw a complete game four-hitter on Thursday, sending Circleville to an 8-0 Mid-State League Buckeye Division baseball win over visiting Logan Elm.
Cox used 101 pitches and threw first-pitch strikes to 23 of the 29 batters he faced to earn the win. He walked one and struck out 10.

Circleville’s Carsen Cox threw a four-hitter on Thursday against Logan Elm.

The Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the first on a two-out double to center off the bat of Nick Burns that scored Nolan West.
Wyatt Thatcher led off the home third with a single to left and eventually scored on a wild pitch to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead.
Circleville scored two more runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth to put away the win.
West went a perfect 3-for-3 and scored, Burns was 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored and Logan Smith went 2-for-3, drove in three runs and scored for the Tigers (11-10, 8-6), who travel to Chillicothe on Friday for a non-league tilt.
The Braves (6-13, 4-10) host Sheridan on Monday for a non-league game.

Teays Valley 9,
Bloom-Carroll 2

Teays Valley pounded out 12 hits on Thursday to claim a 9-2 MSL-Buckeye win over host Bloom-Carroll in the completion of a previously suspended game.
Peyton Weiler led off the game with a solo home run to left. Tommy Williams then walked, stole second and scored on a single to right off the bat of A.J. Moniaci.
Following a strikeout, a single to right courtesy of Landon Guisinger allowed Moniaci to advance to third.
Matt Farmer plated Moniaci with a single to center and Guisinger came around to score on a pass ball later to make it 4-0.
A squeeze from Landen McFarland allowed Farmer to score the fifth and final run of the inning.
The Vikings extended their lead to 9-2 after three innings of play.
Guisinger paced the Vikings by going 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored. Weiler and Moniaci each went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored and Williams also went 2-for-4 and scored twice. Farmer chipped in a 2-for-4 day, drove in two and scored.
Adam Trisler tossed the first inning and when action resumed, Farmer threw the final six frames to earn the win. Farmer allowed five hits, a pair of earned runs, walked a batter and struck out six.
The Vikings (12-6, 8-4) travel to Hamilton Township on Friday for a league game.

Logan Elm 4,
Circleville 1

Carly King threw a one-hitter on Thursday, sending Logan Elm to a 4-1 MSL-Buckeye win over host Circleville.
Lynsay Vanhoose led the Braves with two doubles as part of a three-hit evening. Avree Entler doubled and drove in two runs, and Kylie Smith and Tia Fowler each singled and scored.
The Tigers (12-6, 7-6) travel to Gahanna’s softball showcase on Saturday for games against Central District Division I powers Watkins Memorial and Gahanna before opening tournament play on Monday when they host River Valley. The Braves (11-9, 8-6) travel to Fairfield Union on Monday to open tournament play.

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