Olentangy tops Kilbourne 3-1 in opener


Olentangy plated single tallies in each of the first two innings and pitchers Nick Foy and Berto Carselle made sure they stood up as the Braves collected a 3-1 season-opening win over the Wolves Wednesday at Worthington Kilbourne.

Kilbourne (2-1) scored in the third to slice the deficit in half, but Olentangy (1-0) got the run back in the sixth to account for the final margin.

Cameron and Caden Kaiser led the Braves with a combined five hits, three off the bat of Cameron and two from Caden. Sam Allinger had an RBI and Caden Kaiser, Carselle and Braydon Chitty scored the runs.

Foy pitched the first four innings, allowing an unearned run on four hits while striking out five and walking three. Carselle closed things out with a scoreless final three frames.

Hayes 11, Franklin Heights 4

The Pacers picked up their second straight road win to start the season Wednesday, handling the host Falcons in Columbus.

Franklin Heights scored a pair of fourth-inning runs to cut into what was a 3-0 Hayes (2-0) lead, but the Pacers scored six times in the fifth inning to break the game open.

Tyler Brown finished a perfect 4-for-4 in the win, adding three runs and two RBI to his stat line. Other standouts included Sam Midura, who had four RBI; Cole Barton, who collected two hits to go with two runs scored; and Gabe Phillips, who had a hit to go with two runs scored. Mason W. Davis also scored twice in the win while Ben Yoakum had a hit and two RBI.

Mason J. Davis picked up the win on the mound, tossing four innings of two-run, four-hit ball. He struck out eight and walked just one.

Galion 5, Buckeye Valley 4, 9 innings

The Barons battled back from a 3-0 first-inning hole, but the Tigers used a ninth-inning run to escape with an extra-inning win Wednesday in Delaware.

BV scored in the bottom of the first and, after Galion added a run in the fourth, scored one in the fifth and two in the sixth to to tie the game 4-all.

Things stayed that way until the ninth.

Leo Wells led the Barons with two RBI while Ben Spaulding and Zach Schneider finished with two hits apiece.

Spaulding pitched the first seven innings, allowing four runs (two earned) on eight hits. He struck out three and walked four.

Dawson Worl took the loss, allowing the run in the ninth.

Also: Pickerington Central 4, Orange 3, 9 innings.


Hayes handled business in its home opener, sweeping away visiting Marion Harding 5-0 Wednesday in Delaware.

Singles winners included Kyle Klumpp (6-0, 6-1 at first singles), Sam Bonofiglio (6-0, 6-0 at second singles) and Cole DesJardins (6-0, 6-1 at third singles).

In doubles action, Eric Ullom and Craig Klumpp teamed up to notch a 6-0, 6-1 win at first doubles while Eric Puthoff and Danny Brennan smoothed out the scoring summary with a 6-1, 6-0 win at second doubles.

Orange 5, Worthington Kilbourne 0

The Pioneers swept away the visiting Wolves Wednesday, getting wins from Jordan Phelps (6-1, 6-1 at first singles), Alex Heiden (6-0, 6-0 at second singles), Kyle Brace (6-2, 6-2 at third singles), the duo of Connor Wolfe and David Cavote (7-6, 6-2 at first doubles) and the team of Tejas Venkatachalam and Zach Shaver (6-1, 6-4 at second doubles).


Buckeye Valley 12, Johnstown 6.

Olentangy’s Nick Foy fires a pitch toward home plate during Wednesday’s non-league showdown against host Worthington Kilbourne.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/03/web1_olenpitch.jpgOlentangy’s Nick Foy fires a pitch toward home plate during Wednesday’s non-league showdown against host Worthington Kilbourne.
Foy tosses 4 solid innings in win

By Ben Stroup

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