YORK TWP. â€” Jake Thomas had three hits and knocked in three runs Tuesday as Buckeyeâ€™s baseball team pulled off an 8-5 upset of state-ranked Keystone.
Thomas also had two runs as the Bucks (7-8, 5-5) scored their biggest victory of the season and made a winner out of starting pitcher Rob Stanek.
Brad Oddo added two hits for Buckeye, while Dustin Brennan scored twice in the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division game.
The Wildcats, who are ranked No. 20 in the current poll, are 15-5 overall.
The junior varsity made it a sweep when Jordan Richards (3-for-5, 2 RBI, 2 runs) singled home Davy Normant in the eighth with one out in a 10-9 thriller. Kyle Dickel (2-0) got the win, going 4 2/3 innings of two-hit ball with two strikeouts.
In other games:
Dalton 4, Black River 0
DALTON â€” Ryan Coleman scattered five hits and three earned runs over five innings, but the Pirates (7-9) dropped this PAC Stars Division game to the Bulldogs (5-13). Tim Twining had Black Riverâ€™s lone extra-base hit with a double.
Wadsworth 4, Barberton 2
WADSWORTH â€” Matt Fritz stayed perfect on the mound for the Grizzlies (14-4, 8-2) with this decision over the Magics in Suburban League play. Fritz went the distance, allowing two earned runs. He didnâ€™t give up a walk and struck out eight as Wadsworth stayed right behind league-leading Tallmadge in the standings.
Revere 10, Cloverleaf 9
BATH TWP. â€” Cloverleaf scored seven runs in the seventh to take a 9-7 lead, only to see Revere (12-8, 5-5) bounce back with three to win the SL game in its half of the last inning. Reed Brodnik delivered the big blow for the Colts (1-17, 0-10) in the seventh with a two-out, two-RBI single. He finished with a single, double, three RBI and a run. Cloverleafâ€™s Mike Dietrich also had a good day with two doubles, two RBI and two runs.
Tallmadge 7, Highland 1
GRANGER TWP. â€” The Blue Devils (19-2, 8-1) scored the first five runs and never looked back in beating the Hornets (7-8, 4-5) in SL action. Highland starter Cory Johnston (1-3) took the loss, allowing five runs in 3 2/3 innings.