By Josh Brown
GREENVILLE — After a rain-soaked weekend off, the Troy tennis team opened its Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division run on the road Tuesday, winning all five matches in straight sets to remain undefeated on the season overall with a 5-0 victory at Greenville.
At first singles, Shane Essick defeated Noah Haupt 6-1, 6-1. At second singles, Elijah Sadler defeated Craig Manges 6-1, 7-6 (2). At third singles, Matt Schmitt defeated Quintin Muhlenkamp 6-2, 7-5.
At first doubles, Andrew Magoteaux and Nick Prus defeated Alex Lance and Tyler Davis 6-0, 6-2. At second doubles, Carter Hench and Jack Johnston defeated Austin Grote and Josh Smith 6-1, 6-1.
“This was a good team win to start the GWOC North,” Troy coach Mark Goldner said. “Greenville has three good singles platers, so I was glad to see Elijah and Matt pull out tough second-set wins. Both doubles teams played aggressive tennis and won a lot of points at the net.”
Troy (6-0, 1-0 GWOC North) hosts Centerville Wednesday before returning to division play Thursday at home against Trotwood.
Newton 3, TVS 0
PLEASANT HILL — Newton’s Tregg Jackson threw a complete game shutout Tuesday as the Indian baseball team returned to action with a 3-0 Cross County Conference victory over Twin Valley South.
Jackson struck out seven batters in addition to going 2 for 3 at the plate to lead the Indians, driving in the eventual game-winning RBI with a second-inning double.
“Tregg won his second start in a row, pitched real well,” Newton baseball coach Nathan Kopp said. “He’s able to pitch backwards a bit, start batters out with a curveball for a strike then finish them off with fastballs. He pitched out of trouble in the first — they got a runner on third with no outs and he got out of it — and then he wasn’t in trouble the rest of the day.”
Three straight fifth-inning hits put the game out of reach. Rhett Gipe singled and scored on a Wade Ferrell RBI double, then Nelson Clymer followed with an RBI double to make it a three-run game and Jackson did the rest.
“It was a pitcher’s duel, a pretty clean game, no errors and only one walk between them,” Kopp said. “Both teams put the ball in play, and we found holes a little more often.
“It was a good way to rebound. We had to wait six days to get back on the field since last Wednesday thanks to the rain. But that’s a team that we haven’t been able to beat the past couple years. They’ve beaten us in a couple of close games, so this was a good win for us.”
Newton (7-2, 2-1 CCC) travels to Arcanum Thursday.
Other scores: Madison 5, Milton-Union (4-2, 4-2 Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division) 0.
Newton 14, TVS 1 (5)
PLEASANT HILL — Three Newton pitchers combined on a one-hitter, Maddie Mollette hit a home run and the Indian softball team piled up 13 hits in a 14-1 victory over Cross County Conference foe Twin Valley South in five innings Tuesday at home — Newton’s third win in a row.
Kristen Rappold got the win, giving up a hit and a run in the first two innings of work, striking out three and walking one. Laura Oaks pitched two innings and struck out two, and Mallory Dunlevy added two punchouts in the final inning.
Mollette led the offense, going 2 for 4 with a double, a homer and two RBIs. Ryler Schauer and Kylee Fisher were both 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs, Haley Pack was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Rappold doubled and drove in two runs.
Newton (3-4, 3-1 CCC) travels to Arcanum Thursday.
Other scores: Kenton Ridge 6, Tippecanoe (0-4, 0-2 Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division) 0.
The Troy baseball and softball teams had their Monday games at Trotwood postponed by rain. Both games were made up as part of a Tuesday doubleheader at Troy — but the second games were not complete at time of press.
In addition to that, both Trojans teams saw more changes to their schedules made for the week.
The Troy baseball team — which will host Greenville today in a makeup from last week — will now also host Triad on Thursday before playing a regularly-scheduled game at West Carrollton Friday. And on Saturday, the Trojans will play at 2 p.m. at Beavercreek — a game that was originally scheduled for Thursday.
The Troy softball team, meanwhile, will play in a tournament Saturday at Bradford along with Russia and Versailles, kicking it off by taking on Versailles.
Tippecanoe’s baseball and softball Monday games at Kenton Ridge on Monday were cancelled and rescheduled for Friday. The Red Devils’ tennis match at home against Northwestern was moved to April 18.
Covington baseball’s Monday game at Minster was postponed to today, while all of the other local action slated for Monday was rained out with no makeup dates yet announced.
And on Tuesday, Miami East at Bethel baseball and softball was bumped back a day to today. Xenia Christian at Troy Christian baseball was postponed and rescheduled for April 29, and Bradford baseball’s game at Franklin Monroe was moved to May 2.
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