Roundup: Vikings use seven-run fifth to blast Barons

Teays Valley sent 10 batters to the plate in the fifth inning and scored seven runs on its way to a 14-6 non-league win over host Buckeye Valley.

The Vikings had four hits and also took advantage of a pair of walks and a hit batter when they turned a 2-1 deficit into an 8-2 lead.

Jeremiah Fabbro led off the fifth with a single to right and was joined on the base pads when Landon Vandegrift reached on a bunt single and Ben France was hit by a pitch.

A pair of bases loaded walks that were sandwiched around a strikeout to Landen Hankinson and Jake Reese forced in Fabbro and Vandegrift.

Tyler Mathews followed with a single to right that scored France and a ground out to shortstop by Jonathon Watkins allowed Hankinson to dent the dish.

Back-to-back doubles off the bats of Hayden Wells and Fabbro drove in Reese and Wells with the final two runs of the frame.

Buckeye Valley scored three times in its half of the inning to cut the TV lead to 8-5, but the Vikings eventually answered with six insurance runs in their final at-bat.

Teays Valley’s Landon Vandegrift had two hits, scored twice and earned the win on the hill on Thursday against Buckeye Valley.

Wells went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored, Vandegrift was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and Fabbro chipped in a 2-for-3 evening with an RBI and run scored.

Vandegrift scattered five hits and two runs, one earned, over four innings to record the win.

The Vikings (15-7) continue non-league action on Saturday at Pickerington Central.

Logan Elm 2,
Amanda-Clearcreek 1

Logan Elm won for the third time in as many days on Thursday by edging host Amanda-Clearcreek 2-1 in a Mid-State League Buckeye Division game.

The Braves took a 1-0 lead in the second and doubled their advantage in their final at-bat.

Amanda-Clearcreek scored a run in the bottom of the seventh, but left the bases loaded with Aces.

Kyle Rine was 2-for-4 and scored, Aaron Walters went 2-for-3 and drove in a run and Zane Seimer singled and drove in a run for the Braves.

Mason Gentry scattered seven hits and an earned run over six and two-third innings to claim the win. He walked a batter and struck out three. Rine came on to get the 21st and final out via strikeout to nail down the save.

Brody Elder went 2-for-4 to lead the Aces.

Both teams next hit the diamond to open tournament play, as the Braves (6-18, 3-11) host Vinton County on Saturday and the Aces (4-15, 2-12) entertain Grove City Christian on Tuesday.

Unioto 2, Circleville 0

The Tigers were shutout in a non-league loss to host Unioto.

Circleville (15-11) is slated to host Westfall on Friday for a non-league game.

Amanda-Clearcreek 13,
Hamilton Township 12

Down to its final out on Thursday, Amanda-Clearcreek strung together three RBI hits to rally for a 13-12 MSL-Buckeye win over visiting Hamilton Township.

Carly Singleton singled to center to drive in Abby King and back-to-back doubles to left off the bats of Averie Hutchison and Haley Robinson drove in Singleton and Hutchison with the tying and winning runs.

Hannah Bryan turned in a perfect 2-for-2 ledger with four RBI and a run scored, Hutchison went 4-for-5 with an RBI snd four runs scored, Alex Martin turned in a 3-for-4 performance with two RBI and a run scored, Faith Jewell was 2-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored, Robinson contributed a 2-for-4 performance with an RBI and a run scored and Tooill went 2-for-4 and scored for the Aces.

King earned the win in relief for the Aces (10-11, 5-8), who are slated to complete league play for the season on Saturday at Fairfield Union.

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