By Ben Stroup
The Olentangy Orange baseball team hung crooked numbers on the scoreboard all game long, using a 13-hit attack to notch a 16-6, six-inning win over visiting Hayes Wednesday in Lewis Center.
The Pioneers plated a pair of runs in the second, four in the third, six in the fourth and four in the sixth.
The Pacers strung some hits together late, but couldn’t keep up with Orange’s pace. They scored a run in the third, another in the fourth, three in the fifth and one in the sixth.
Logan Moss and Jason Schutte had big games for the Pioneers. Moss finished a perfect 4-for-4 with two runs scored and two more knocked in. Schutte, meanwhile, finished 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBI.
Matthew Poole also had a nice game, finishing 2-for-2.
Remington Steele picked up the win on the mound, allowing five runs (one earned) on four hits while striking out one and walking three in 5.1 innings of action.
Gabe Phillips led the Pacers with two hits and two runs scored. Mason McGeath and Mason J. Davis also had hits in the setback.
Olentangy 12, New Albany 0
Berto Carselle pitched a gem and the offense gave him plenty of support as the Braves stayed perfect in league play with a convincing win over the host Eagles Wednesday in New Albany.
Carselle kept New Albany off-balance all day, allowing just six hits while striking out four and walking one in the complete-game win.
Olentangy took an early lead with two first-inning runs. It added a run in the fourth and two more in the sixth before punctuating the win with a seven-run seventh.
Caden Kaiser had three hits from the leadoff spot, Collin Hoffmann finished 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored, Nate Monastra had a pair of hits to go with a run scored and another knocked in and Josh Moeller scored three times in the win.
Big Walnut 5, Mount Vernon 1
The Golden Eagles are really starting to find their form after a tough start to the conference slate, most recently knocking off visiting Mount Vernon 5-1 Wednesday in Sunbury.
Big Walnut scored in each of its first three trips to the plate. The Eagles took a 1-0 lead in the first before plating two in both the second and third innings.
Nick Green sparked the offense with a triple and an RBI while Andrew Klamfoth, Colton Lee and Austin Becker finished with one hit and one RBI apiece.
Henry von Hollen picked up the complete-game win on the mound.
Galion 11, Buckeye Valley 5
The Barons scored in the bottom of the first to even things at one, but the visiting Tigers scored four times in the second to break things open on the way to an MOAC win Wednesday in Delaware.
Ben Spaulding led the Barons with two hits, a walk, three steals and two runs scored. Landon Alexander was also solid, finishing with two singles and two steals.
Buckeye Valley had a 3-2 lead heading into halftime, but visiting Jonathan Alder battled back to salvage a 7-7 tie Wednesday in Delaware.
Carson James and Andy Nero scored a pair of goals apiece for the Barons while Nathan Heiser, Trent Slavik and Hayden Kaiser also found the back of the net.
Nick Gerald finished with eight saves in the BV goal.
Liberty 12, Worthington Kilbourne 3
The Patriots picked up their first-ever win over the Wolves in emphatic fashion, getting six goals from Griffin Hughes and another three from Johnny Wiseman on the way to a lopsided win Wednesday in Powell.
Vincent Ramondelli, Andrew Bull and Spencer Towne also scored in the win while Cameron Finley finished with nine saves in the Liberty goal.
Big Walnut 13, Wellington 4
Sam Funston poured in a game-high five goals, Zac Chucta found the back of the net four times and Campbell Allen chipped in four assists as Big Walnut cruised to an impressive win over visiting Wellington Wednesday evening.
Josh Hageman and Josh Winbigler split time in the Golden Eagle goal, finishing with six and three saves, respectively.
Also: Thomas Worthington 10, Olentangy 9.
Hayes 3, River Valley 2; Buckeye Valley 5, Ready 0; Wellington 3, Orange 2.