Chance Smith had everything working on the mound and the offense produced plenty of support from the plate as Hayes sailed past host Franklin Heights for a 10-0 five-inning OCC-Capital Division win Tuesday in Columbus.
“Chance was effective all game long,” Hayes coach Ryan Montgomery said. “He was in complete control of his fastball and was very efficient. He got out of a couple innings with just five or six pitches. We had one hiccup in the field, but we got to the ball quickly and made the plays we needed to.”
Smith allowed just four hits en route to the complete-game win.
Hayes (13-6, 6-5 OCC) was solid at the plate, too, scoring six runs in the second to break things open before adding a run in the fourth and three in the fifth.
Josh Daughenbaugh sparked the team’s 14-hit attack with a double, a triple and two RBIs. Other standouts included Connor Ulmer, who finished 2 for 4 with two RBIs; Noble Moore, who was 2 for 3 with two RBIs; and Jake Brown and Jake South, who each finished 2 for 3 in the win.
•Patriot hurlers Cameron Vogt and Alec Ross dominated host Westland Tuesday, combining on a non-hitter as Liberty rolled to a 10-0 five-inning OCC-Central Division win in Galloway.
Vogt did the bulk of the work, striking out four in his four innings of work. Ross pitched a perfect fifth to seal the deal.
Liberty’s offense, meanwhile, scored during all five trips to the plate — tallying one run in the first, two in the second, third and fourth, and three in the fifth.
Justice Grieble led the way with three hits while AJ Kullman had two hits and two RBIs, Jacob Niggemeyer knocked in two and Cameron Comer finished with a pair of hits in the win.