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Raiders jump on Wildcats early, win 4-1

Benjamin Logan’s baseball team used a big first inning to drop visiting North Union 4-1 on Monday in a non-league season opener.

The Raiders got rolling early in the bottom of the first and grabbed a 3-0 lead. They tacked on one more run in the bottom of the second to take a 4-0 advantage.

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Benjamin Logan’s Todd Coleman slides into third base as a North Union player attempts to make the tag during the first inning of their game Monday. Coleman was safe on the play. EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LABATT

North Union managed to score a run in the top of the fifth, but could not generate any more offense as Ben Logan held on for the win.

Offensively, Zane Collins went 2-3 at the plate with two RBI and scored a run for the Raiders. He also earned the save on the mound.

Collen Pulfer added an RBI.

Kam Newland earned the win for Ben Logan with three strikeouts.

Ben Logan travels to Ridgemont on Wednesday for a non-league matchup.

Pirates sink Ansonia in five innings

Riverside’s baseball team overwhelmed visiting Ansonia on Monday and ran away with a 17-1 win in five innings.

The Pirates are now 1-2 this spring.

Riverside held a 6-1 lead after two innings, and then blew the game open with a seven-run third inning. That gave the Pirates a 13-1 advantage. Riverside added four more runs in the bottom of the fourth.

Dustin Proffitt powered the RHS offense with a home run, a double and three RBI. Dalton Bollinger added a triple and three RBI, Tanner Lane had a double and two RBI and Landon Kelsey added two hits.

Jake Herron earned the win on the mound with seven strikeouts.

Riverside hosts Bradford today in non-league action.

Cardinals thump Falcons

Triad’s baseball team ripped visiting Graham for a 13-3 win in six innings on Monday in a non-league matchup between Champaign County schools.

The Cardinals are now 3-0 on the season.

Triad built an 11-3 lead after four innings and added one run in the bottom of the fifth and one in the sixth to earn the run-rule victory.

Freshman Trent McIntyre had a big day for the Cardinals. He earned the win on the mound with eight strikeouts and offensively, he went 2-2 with a double and four RBI.

Also for the Cardinals, Tre McIntyre went 2-3, Ryan Davis went 2-4 with a double and two RBI and Brandon Edwards had a triple.

Triad travels to Southeastern today for an Ohio Heritage Conference game.

Pandora-Gilboa downs Ridgemont

Pandora-Gilboa picked up a 10-4 win over Ridgemont’s baseball team Monday in a non-league contest.

The Rockets led 6-4 after four innings and then pulled away by adding one run in the bottom of the fifth and three more runs in the bottom of the sixth.

The Gophers’ offense tallied seven hits, with Tyler Tillman going 2-4 with a double and Trevor Sparks adding a double.

Ridgemont hosts Ada today in non-league action.


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