A big day from the top of the Circleville lineup on Wednesday led the Tigers to a 10-0 non-league win over host Adena in five innings.
The Tigers wasted no time in jumping out to a 2-0 lead.
Nolan West and Scott Moats opened the game with back-to-back singles and Wyatt Thatcher smacked a line drive double to right that knocked in both runners.
Circleville doubled its lead an inning later.
Angelo Travis opened the second with a single to left and was joined on the base pads one out later when Matt Bradley worked a walk and West singled to left.
Moats was then hit by a pitch to force in Travis. Thatcher followed with a single to left that chased home Bradley.
The Tigers blew open the game with a five-run third on their way to a run-rule win.
The top third of the Tigers lineup recorded eight of the ten hits on the evening, led by Thatcher’s perfect scorecard of gong 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles, six RBI and a run scored. Moats tripled on his way to a 2-for-2 performance that also included an RBI and three runs scored. West was 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored.
Nick Burns was on top of his game on the hill, checking the Warriors to two hits, a walk and struck out seven.
The Tigers (12-10) host Scioto Valley Conference co-champion Unioto on Thursday for a non-league game.
Hamilton Township 7
Amanda-Clearcreek pounded out 16 hits and clinched no worse than a share of second in the Mid-State League Buckeye Division with a 13-7 win on Wednesday over visiting Hamilton Township.
Ryan Chambers led the offensive attack with three hits, and Peyton Cassley, Cade Young, Grant Guiler, Kansas Rhymer and Hunter Matheny added two apiece.
Rhymer earned the win for the Aces (14-5, 10-4), who host Berne Union on Friday for a non-league game.
Fairfield Union 4,
Westfall was checked to three hits on Wednesday in a 4-2 non-conference loss to visiting Fairfield Union.
The Falcons scored three runs in the fifth to take a 4-1 lead. Westfall scored its final run in its half of the inning.
Trent Walters singled and scored to lead the Mustangs (7-13), who host Circleville on Friday to continue non-conference play.