June 28, 2016

Mostly cloudy

Baseball roundup: Grizzlies get upset

GREEN TWP. — 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 couldn’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 — four earned — 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 — 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 — 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 O’Connor and Jacob O’Connor each banged out two hits for Black River.

Barberton 8, Cloverleaf 4
BARBERTON — 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).

Junior varsity
Medina 5, Lakewood 2
MEDINA — 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 — 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.