Braves, Mustangs and Tigers all winners on baseball diamond

Jaden Towler doubled twice, drove in four runs and scored once on Tuesday in helping Westfall to a 7-1 non-conference win over host West Jefferson.

The Mustangs reached the scoreboard first in the third. Trent Walters legged out an infield single, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch, and scored on a wild pitch.

Cade Hall, Noah Stonerock and Michael Harwood walked to load the bases with one out in the fourth. Clay Ellis followed with a single to left to score Hall.

The Mustangs reached the scoreboard first with a run in the third inning, another in the fourth and then scored twice in the fifth to go ahead 4-0. After the Roughriders scored once in their half of the fifth, the Mustangs responded with three more runs in the sixth.

Brenden Lowe and Towler hit back-to-back doubles in the fifth that scored Lowe. Stonerock later singled to drive in Towler.

West Jefferson scored once in its half of the fifth, but the Mustangs responded with three runs in their next at-bat.

Singles by Harwood and Walters sandwiched around a free pass to Ellis loaded the bases. Towler then knocked in all three runners with a double to put the Mustangs ahead 7-1.

“Being able to score runs in four out of seven innings is something that we have been discussing all preseason, not just hoping for one big inning, but trying to score in every inning,” Westfall coach Todd Rhymer said.

Walters singled twice and scored both times, Stonerock and Ellis each singled and drove in a run.

Brenden Lowe started and worked five innings to earn the win. He allowed two hits, an earned run, walked four and struck seven.

Trent Gardner tossed the final two frames, allowed three hits, walked a batter and struck out one.

“Brenden had a tough outing last year and couldn’t find the strike zone at West Jeff, so I wanted to put him back out there this year at West Jeff to redeem himself. He pitched 5 strong innings to get the win,” Rhymer said. “Brenden and Trent are both sophomores and have a bright future at Westfall if they keep throwing strikes and trusting the fielder behind them.”

The Mustangs (2-0) travel to defending district champion Washington Court House on Friday to continue non-conference tilt.

Logan Elm 7,
Southeastern 5

Logan Elm scored the first six runs of a non-league game on Tuesday on its way to a 7-5 win over visiting Southeastern.

The Braves scored twice in the second inning and four more times in the third to take a 6-0 lead.

Blayton Reid was 2-for-3 with two RBI, Mason Gentry singled, drove in two runs and scored and Kyle Rine singled and drove in a run.

Colton Eplin tossed six-and-one-third innings and scattered eight hits. He allowed five runs (one earned), walked a batter and struck out two to earn the win. Gentry came on to record the final two outs, allowing two hits and striking out a batter.

The Braves (1-1) host Zane Trace on Wednesday for a non-league game.

Circleville 13,
Hillsboro 8

Circleville rallied from an early five-run deficit on Tuesday to defeat Hillsboro 13-8 in a non-league game at VA Memorial Stadium.

The Tigers scored seven runs in the third inning to take a 7-5 lead and added a run in the fifth, four more times in the sixth and once in the seventh.

Austin Gray doubled, triple, drove in four runs and scored. Nolan West and Tate DeBord recorded two hits, drove in a run and scored twice apiece.

Keegan Piper allowed two hits and an earned run in three and two-third innings of relief to earn the win. He walked a batter and struck out two. DeBord tossed the final three frames, scattering five hits and allowing two earned runs to record the save.

The Tigers (2-0) return to VA Memorial Stadium on Wednesday to face Miami Trace for another non-league game.

Berne Union 5,
Amanda-Clearcreek 4

The Aces fell in their season-opener on Tuesday to host Berne Union in a game played at Beavers Field in Lancaster.

Teays Valley 11,
Pickerington Central 0

Teays Valley scored nine runs in the sixth inning on Tuesday to break open its season-opener and rout host Pickerington Central 11-0 in a non-league game.

Alyssa Brown went 3-for-4, including a home run, with three RBI and two runs scored, Reagan Mengerink was 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored, Morgan Cantrell contributed a 2-for-4 day and drove in a run and Aimee DeWeese was 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored.

Sydney Manring worked five innings, allowed a hit, walked two and struck out six to earn the win.

The Vikings (1-0) open defense of their Mid-State League Buckeye Division championship on Thursday at Logan Elm.

Chillicothe 13,
Circleville 12

Chillicothe rallied from a 10-0 deficit to defeat visiting Circleville 13-12 in eight innings.
The Tigers (3-1) return to the diamond on Wednesday, hosting Pickaway County rival Westfall in their home-opener.

Teays Valley 5,
Logan Elm 0

Teays Valley swept all five courts of action on Tuesday on its way to a 5-0 Mid-State League Buckeye Division win over visiting Logan Elm.

Francisca Lauvado recorded a 6-3 and 6-1 win at first singles over Logan Elm’s Owen Braun, Owen Kennedy topped Logan Elm’s Jude Schall 6-0 and 6-2 at second singles and Teays Valley’s Luke Burgett defeated Maggie Wilson on straight sets of 6-1 and 6-1 at third singles.

The TV first doubles team of Zach Helenthal and McCoy Samlow bounced back from a first set loss to outlast Maddox Wolfe and Mason Wolfe 5-7, 6-1 and 6-1.

In second doubles, Can Elliot and Baltazar Boleto defeated Logan Elm’s Will Higginbotham and Sam Braun 6-2 and 6-1.

Bloom-Carroll 5,
Circleville 0

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