Quantcast


Last updated: April 10. 2014 9:54PM - 431 Views
By Joshua Brown



Story Tools:

Font Size:

Social Media:

Staff Reports


CAMDEN/DAYTON —The Milton-Union Bulldogs won their first two games of the season on Wednesday and Thursday, beating Dixie and Preble Shawnee by matching 11-1 scores.


Playing Wednesday night under the lights at Fifth Third Field — the home of the Minor League Dayton Dragons — the Bulldogs had their best performance of the season.


Chris Heisey threw a three-hitter and Adam Gunston provided the offensive punch by driving in five runs, helping the Bulldogs capture their first victory of the season in impressive fashion, 11-1 in five innings against Dixie.


Heisey struck out nine in a complete-game effort,and Gunston was 2 for 3 with two triples and five RBIs to lead the Bulldogs. Shayne Stass added two hits and Jake Roberts tripled as Milton-Union scored in all four innings that it batted in.


And on Thursday at Preble Shawnee, Milton-Union (2-3, 2-2 Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division) plated seven runs in the first inning and never looked back. Gunston and Heisey were each 2 for 3 in the game, and Staas picked up the win on the mound.


Tipp 8, BL 7


TIPP CITY — B.J. Donathan’s sac fly with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth inning proved to be a walkoff winner for Tippecanoe, snapping a tie score as the Red Devils grabbed an 8-7 victory over Ben Logan in a six-inning game that was called due to darkness.


Bradley Calhoun, who also was the winning pitcher, was 3 for 3 with two doubles in the game, while Cameron Johnson was 2 for 3 and scored the winning run.


“We’re still trying to find our identity, struggling to find who we are,” Tippecanoe coach Bruce Cahill said. “Eventually, we’ll get there.”


Tippecanoe (6-1) travels to Kenton Ridge today for a makeup game.


Newton 4, NT 0


PLEASANT HILL — The day after pitching two innings to earn a save, Cody Alexander threw a four-hit shutout for Newton, striking out nine Thursday in a 4-0 victory over Cross County Conference foe National Trail.


Tyler Filbrun was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI and Rhett Gipe was 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Indians, who improved to 4-2 and 1-1 in the CCC.


Newton travels to Tri-County North today.


ME 21, TV 0


NEW MADISON — The Miami East Vikings improved to 2-0 and won their second straight Cross County Conference game to start the season, defeating the overmatched Tri-Village Patriots 21-0.


Brandon Kirk was the winning pitcher, striking out three, and he was also 5 for 5 with a double. Damien Mackesy was 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs and Alex Brewer was 2 for 4 with a double and a homer.


The Vikings host Ansonia today.


• Softball


M-U 5, Minster 4


WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union Bulldogs remained undefeated, winning a nailbiter Thursday against Minster, 5-4.


Claire Fetters got the win, striking out six and walking two in four innings of work, and Ashley Smith got the save by recording a strikeout with the potential tying and winning runs on base in the seventh to close it out.


Ashley Smith was 3 for 3 with a double, Chloe Smith was 2 for 3 with a double, Christine Heisey was 2 for 4, Fetters was 2 for 3 and Anna Wilson had two RBIs for the Bulldogs, who host Waynesville today in a key Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division contest.


Tipp 9, BL 3


TIPP CITY — After committing four errors — three on one play — and giving up a pair of unearned runs in the first inning Thursday, the Tippecanoe Red Devils bounced back by breaking out the bats as every player got a hit in a 9-3 victory over Ben Logan.


Bri Eichbaum got the win, striking out nine in the game. Tippecanoe travels to Cincinnati to face Loveland and Sycamore on Saturday.


Covington 8, Ansonia 4


ANSONIA — Morgan Arbogast was unstoppable on the mound and at the plate Thursday, leading Covington (5-1) to an 8-4 Cross County Conference win at Ansonia.


Arbogast — who improved to 5-0 on the season — struck out eight, walked three and gave up four hits to earn the win in addition to going 2 for 4 with two doubles at the plate. Brooke Gostomsky was 2 for 2 with two doubles and two RBIs, Erin Olson tripled, Tara Schaeffer was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Haley Adams and Morgan McReynolds were both 2 for 4.


Newton 18, NT 2


PLEASANT HILL — Laura Oaks led a relentless Indian assault Thursday as Newton routed Cross County Conference foe National Trail, 18-2.


Oaks homered and hit two doubles to lead the way, Megan Rutledge tripled, Rose Studebaker was 2 for 3 and Madison Mollette was 2 for 4 for the Indians. Erin Hixon got the win on the mound, striking out two in three innings of work.


TV 10, ME 7


NEW MADISON — Four errors and two big innings for Tri-Village proved costly for Miami East in a 10-7 loss on the road Thursday.


Ellie Gearhart was 2 for 4 with a triple and three RBIs, Taylor Miller was 2 for 4 with a triple and Megan Caudill, Olivia Edgell and Rian Kingrey all went 2 for 4 for the Vikings, who simply could not keep the Patriots from scoring early, giving up three runs in both the third and fourth innings.


Bradford 18,


TV South 3


BRADFORD — The Bradford Railroaders kicked off Cross County Conference play Wednesday with an 18-3 victory over Twin Valley South. Haley Patty, who got the win on the mound, striking out seven in a one-hitter, was 4 for 5 at the plate, while Brooke Dunlevy and Michayla Barga were both 2 for 4. Brooke Brower added three RBIs and Mindy Brewer had two RBIs.


• Tennis


Troy 5, Fairborn 0


TROY — The Troy tennis team improved to 4-0 on the season, sweeping Fairborn 5-0 Thursday.


At first singles, Luke Oaks won 6-1, 6-1. At second singles, Connor Oaks won 6-4, 6-0. At third singles, Matt Schmitt won 6-2, 6-0.


At first doubles, Jack Johnston and Ian Stutz won 6-1, 6-0. At second doubles, Aaron Coon and Carter Hench won 6-1, 6-0.


M-U 5, Northridge 0


WEST MILTON — Milton-Union continued to punish its opponents Thursday, sweeping Northridge 5-0.


At first singles, Matt Brumbaugh won 6-0, 6-0. At second singles, Phillip Brumbaugh won 6-0, 6-2. At third singles, Mitch Gooslin won 6-1, 6-1.


At first doubles, Kenton Dickison and Jack Blevins won 6-0, 6-0. At second doubles, Luke Ferguson and Logan Dickison won 6-0, 6-0.


Tipp 4, Stebbins 1


RIVERSIDE — The Tippecanoe Red Devils won all three singles matches without giving up a game, coasting past Stebbins 4-1 Thursday.


At first singles, Michael Keller won 6-0, 6-0. At second singles, Jacob Belcher won 6-0, 6-0. At third singles, Joe Keller won 6-0, 6-0. At second doubles, Eric Staley and Joey Flora won 6-7, 6-4, 11-9. Tipp’s lone loss came at first doubles, where Phil Bullard and Mike Gross lost 6-1, 6-2.


Tippecanoe and Milton-Union will both compete in the Schroeder Invitational Saturday at 2 p.m.


Comments
All user comments are subject to our Terms of Service. Users may flag inappropriate comments.
comments powered by Disqus



Featured Businesses


Poll



Info Minute



Gas Prices

Troy Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com