By Josh Brown
CLAYTON — Four matches in four days.
The season begins in earnest for the Troy tennis team this week, and the Trojans began that stretch with an impressive 5-0 victory at Northmont on Monday to improve to 2-1 on the season.
At first singles, Shane Essick won 6-0, 6-0. At second singles, Elijah Sadler won 6-0, 6-0. At third singles, Andrew Magoteaux won 6-0, 6-0.
At first doubles, Jack Johnston and Nick Prus won 7-6 (5), 6-3. At second doubles, Nathan Kleptz and Anoop Patel won 6-2, 6-1.
Troy traveled to Stebbins Tuesday before returning home to host Tecumseh Wednesday and Trotwood Thursday.
BEAVERCREEK — After falling to a tough Tecumseh team to begin the season, the young Tippecanoe Red Devils faced its first Greater Western Ohio Conference crossover opponent Monday in Beavercreek, falling to the Beavers 5-0 to drop to 0-2 on the year.
At first singles, Colin Achterberg lost 6-0, 6-2. At second singles, Evan Hill lost 6-1, 6-2. At third singles, Arthur Jones lost 6-0, 6-2.
At first doubles, Noah Blake and Ian Stewart lost 6-2, 6-2. At second doubles, Christian Blake and Levi Berning lost 6-1, 6-2.
DAYTON — Lehman bounced back from its first loss of the season Monday, defeating Carroll 4-1 to improve to 3-1 on the season.
At first singles, Griffin West won 6-3, 6-0. At third singles, Elijah Jock won by forfeit. At first doubles, Ryan Goetemoeller and Danny Lins won 6-1, 6-2. At second doubles, Sean Toner and Elias Bezy won 6-7 )2), 6-4, 1-0 (10-7).
At second singles, Sam Ritze lost 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8).
GREENVILLE — The Troy baseball team dropped its fifth straight Monday, opening Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division play with a 3-1 loss at Greenville to begin a home-and-away series.
Greenville’s Kyle Mills pitched a two-hitter as the Wave (5-1, 2-0 GWOC American North) took a 3-0 lead after five innings. Troy (1-6, 1-1 GWOC American North) scored in the bottom of the sixth but could not put anything else together offensively.
TIPP CITY — Tippecanoe’s return to Ohio — and introduction to the Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division — was a triumphant one.
Evan Ford struck out six, and the Red Devils (4-2, 1-0 GWOC American North) consistently plated runs throughout the game and defeated Sidney 8-3 in five innings in a rain-shortened game on Monday.
Aaron Hughes was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Austin Subler was 2 for 3 with a double and Justyn Eichbaum, Josh Riebe and Clay Barney each doubled for Tippecanoe.
Other scores: Butler 5, Piqua 1.
TIPP CITY — The Tippecanoe softball team returned from its spring trip on Monday to begin its first season in the Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division — and things couldn’t have gotten off to a better start, either, as the Red Devils took care of business against Sidney in a 5-1 victory.
Kaity Stocker was 2 for 3 with a pair of home runs and two RBIs for Tippecanoe (2-3, 1-0 GWOC American North) and Brooke Silcox was 2 for 3 with an RBI. Senior pitcher Sierra Sutton made all of that stand up, scattering five hits, walking none and only giving up one unearned run.
PLEASANT HILL — The Newton Indians (5-0) hit four home runs and scored 11 runs in the first inning alone Monday, routing visiting Dixie 17-1 in five innings.
Kacie Tackett was 2 for 3 with a double, a homer and three RBIs, Kristen Rappold was 3 for 3 with a homer and two RBIs and Kylee Fisher and Haley Pack each added a home run. Baily Chaney was also 3 for 3 with four RBIs and two stolen bases and Kara Chaney was 3 for 3 with a triple and three RBIs in the game.
Rappold got the win on the mound, striking out seven, walking two and giving up two hits.
Miami East 2
CASSTOWN — Miami East stayed within five runs of visiting Urbana Monday afternoon, but a heavy downpour in the bottom of the sixth cut the game short as the Hillclimbers held on for a rain-shortened 7-2 victory.
Paige Lawson and Emily Adkins each had an RBI for the Vikings, who were also swept in a Saturday doubleheader by Tecumseh and have yet to win this season.
COVINGTON — Covington led Minster 5-2 in the top of the seventh inning when rain forced the stoppage of play on Monday — but the status of the game was unclear after that, as Minster had the bases loaded with no outs, and no decision was immediately made whether the game was to be ruled an official result or it would be suspended and finished at a later date.
Justice Warner hit a solo home run in the game, one of her three hits, and Ashley Cecil had three hits to lead the Buccaneer offense, as well. Lexie Long and Emma Dammeyer each pitched three innings, with Dammeyer in line to collect the victory should the game not be resumed.
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