GREEN TWP. â€” The very thing Wadsworth baseball coach Brian Madigan feared played out Monday when upstart Green upset the Grizzlies 8-4 in Suburban League action.
The Grizzlies (11-4, 5-2) saw their six-game win streak go by the wayside as the Bulldogs (4-12, 3-4) put up three runs in the sixth to blow open a close game and put Wadsworth behind the eight-ball when it comes to catching Copley and Tallmadge, who each have one conference loss.
Wadsworth tied things up in the fourth, but couldnâ€™t muster anything the rest of the way as Jordan Cutting (4-1) suffered his first loss of the season, going 5 1/3 innings, and allowing six runs â€” four earned â€” with a single strikeout.
Ryan Slkarek (single, double, 2 RBI) and Matt Fritz (2 singles, 2 RBI) did the damage for the Grizzlies with the bat.
In other games:
Buckeye 18, Oberlin 1 (5 inn.)
OBERLIN â€” The hit attack kept marching for the Bucks (5-8, 3-5) in this Patriot Athletic Conference beating of Oberlin. The Bucks, who pelted 29 hits over the weekend, lit up the Phoenix for 13 more to keep Zack Miller (2-0) undefeated. Josh West (double, home run, 5 RBI), Brad Oddo (2 singles, 2 runs), Jake Thomas (3 singles, 4 runs), Ryan Ratino (2 singles, RBI), Dustin Brennan (double, 3 RBI) and Ben Stout (2 singles, run) were part of the hit parade.
Black River 6, Columbia 3
COLUMBIA â€” The Pirates (7-6, 5-2) remained in the thick of the PAC race thanks to a complete game performance from Jon Sas. The freshman, who improved to 3-1, struck out seven and scattered six hits en route to shutting down the Raiders (6-7, 4-3). Chase Smith, Anthony Oâ€™Connor and Jacob Oâ€™Connor each banged out two hits for Black River.
Barberton 8, Cloverleaf 4
BARBERTON â€” The Colts racked up seven walks and five base hits, but could only push across four runs in this SL loss to the Magics (8-7, 3-4). Brandon Whitsler had a single and an RBI for Cloverleaf (1-13, 0-7).
Medina 5, Lakewood 2
MEDINA â€” Eban Wickes threw a no-hitter for the Bees (5-5, 3-0) in this NOC triumph. Wickes struck out nine and walked three. Matt Grauel and Mike Yambor each had two RBI for Medina.
Medina 11, Lakewood 1 (5 inn.)
LAKEWOOD â€” Matt Ellenbest had a homer and single in this win by the Bees (10-1). Ben Hammel added a triple and two RBI. Dave Schwehm (2-1) kept the Rangers (3-7) guessing, allowing two hits with a strikeout.