Nathan Edington singled home Branson Kurtz with the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Buckeye Valley baseball team notched a thrilling walk-off win over visiting Watkins Memorial Tuesday in Delaware.
The teams traded zeros until the fifth, when both plated runs to make it a 1-1 game heading into the final two frames.
Dylan Lydy, who allowed just one run on five hits while striking out two en route to collecting the complete-game win, kept the Warriors off the scoreboard to set up the decisive seventh — an inning Dawson Worl got started by reaching on an error.
Hayden Owens, just looking to push the winning run into scoring position, followed with a bunt single to the third baseman and Leo Wells singled on a bunt to the pitcher to load the bases with no outs.
Edington took care of the rest, lacing a line drive up the middle to send the Baron fans home happy.
Ownes and Ben Spaulding led BV at the plate. Spaulding, who reached safely three times, finished with two hits and a run scored while Owens had two hits and a run knocked in.
Buckeye Valley improved to 3-15 with the win, breaking a six-game losing streak in the process.
Orange outhit host Hartley 11-10, but fell a run short in the scoring column en route to a 5-4 non-league setback Tuesday in Columbus.
Alyssa Laisure had a pair of hits and a run scored while Raelynn Bishop, Alex Ronk and Marlo Robinson each had doubles in the loss.
Jonathan Alder 16, Buckeye Valley 3, 5 inn.
The Barons fell behind 9-0 and never recovered Tuesday against the visiting Pioneers.
Rylee George provided a bright spot in the loss, finishing a perfect 2-for-2, while Logan Hatcher had a home run, knocked in a pair and scored a run.
Dublin Scioto 1, Hayes 0
Haley Osborne fanned eight and allowed just one unearned run, but the offense couldn’t get anything going as the Pacers fell at Dublin Scioto in a makeup of a game from April 20 Tuesday in Dublin.
AJ Smith had a team-best four kills to go with 12 digs, and Brennan Walentschak had 29 assists, but it wasn’t enough as Liberty fell to Westerville South in three sets Tuesday in Powell.
The Wildcats won the first set 25-16 before sealing the deal with wins of 25-22 and 25-16.
Big Walnut bumped its record to a solid 9-3 with Tuesday’s 5-0 win over host Watkins Memorial.
Golden Eagle winners included Carson Becker, who beat the Warriors’ Braden Clear 6-0, 6-1 at first singles; Jared Deel, who beat Bryce Clear 6-2, 6-3 at second singles; DJ Werner, who beat Simon Blum 6-1, 6-2 at third singles; the duo of Stephen Pushkin and Nick Schulz, who won 6-1, 6-2 at first doubles; and Matt Pushkin and Lane Davis, who teamed up for a 6-3, 6-2 win at second doubles.
Orange 4, Dublin Coffman 1
The Pioneers swept the singles courts en route to a win over the Shamrocks Tuesday in Lewis Center.
Orange winners included Alex Heiden (6-0, 6-1 at first singles), Jordan Phelps (6-0, 6-0 at second singles), Zach Shaver (6-2, 7-5 at third singles) and the doubles duo of David Cavote and Tejas Venkatachalam (3-6, 6-4, 6-4 at second doubles).
Hayes cruised to a key league win Tuesday, coupling a balanced offensive attack with lock-down defense to notch a 16-2 win over visiting Hilliard Bradley.
The Pacers were led by Ethan Miller and Cole Livermore, who poured in four goals apiece. Alex Schumacher was also solid, finishing with three goals in the win.
The defense was anchored by Tyler Groth, who finished with eight saves in the Delaware goal.
Also: Olentangy 17, Big Walnut 5.
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