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Riverside rocks Tigers in NWCC opener

Riverside’s baseball team handled visiting Waynesfield-Goshen for an 11-1 win in six innings on Monday in a Northwest Central Conference opener.

The Pirates are now 5-5 overall and start league play at 1-0.

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Riverside’s Dustin Proffitt lines a single against Waynesfield-Goshen on Monday at Riverside. EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND

Riverside led 4-1 after two innings before adding four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and three more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Dalton Bollinger had two hits including a home run to lead the Riverside offense. Jake Herron tallied four hits, while Dustin Proffitt, Landon Kelsey and Conner Cotterman each recorded two hits in the win.

Kenny Guthrie earned the win on the mound.

Riverside hosts Houston today in non-league action.

RIVERSIDE 11, W-GOSHEN 1

(six innings)

Tigers    100    000    —    1    8    3

Pirates    220    043    —    11    13    1

Miller, Turner (6) and Little; Guthrie and Dal. Bollinger. WP—Guthrie; LP—Miller.

WL-Salem drops M’burg

West Liberty-Salem pulled away to down host Mechanicsburg for an 11-1 win in six innings on Monday in Ohio Heritage Conference action.

The Tigers are now 5-2 overall and are 2-1 in the OHC.

WL-Salem held a 2-1 lead after three innings, and then plated-in five runs in the top of the fourth inning for a 7-1 advantage.

The Tigers added four more runs in the top of the fifth and held off M’burg the rest of the way.

Offensively for the Tigers, Matt Ulmer had a home run, Trent Thomas went 2-2 with two RBI, Grant Burden and Max Bailey each went 2-4 with two RBI, Jake Rutan had a double and two RBI and Spencer Whitcraft went 2-3.

Kyle Crawford picked up the win on the mound with six strikeouts. He also went 2-3 with a double at the plate.

WL-Salem hosts Cedarville today in another OHC contest.

WL-SALEM 11, MECHANICSBURG 1

(six innings)

Tigers    011    540    —    11    12    0

Indians    100    000    —    1    4    1

WP—Crawford; LP—Skinner.

Triad races past Rams

Triad’s baseball team racked up 21 hits en route to a 22-3 victory in five innings over host Greeneview Monday during Ohio Heritage Conference action.

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The Cardinals are now 8-1 overall and 3-0 in the OHC.

Triad jumped out to a 19-1 lead after three innings and never looked back.

Seth Collier earned the win on the mound for the Cardinals with seven strikeouts in four innings of work.

Offensively for Triad, Austin Sanford went 4-5 with two doubles and three RBI, Jacob Watkins went 2-3 with three RBI, Tre McIntyre went 3-4 with a home run and five RBI, Colton Young went 3-4, Trent McIntyre went 2-3 with two RBI, Doug Lowe had a three-run home run, Ryan Davis went 2-3 with a double and Brandon Edwards went 2-4.

Triad hosts Northeastern today in OHC action.

TRIAD 22, GREENEVIEW 3

(five innings)

Cardinals    1(10)8    30    —    22    21    1

Rams    100    02    —    3    4    4

Collier, O’Brien 95) and Tre McIntyre, Thurman (3); Bryan, Erwin (3) and Northrup. WP—Collier; LP—Bryan.

Knights rally past Raiders

Greenon rallied past visiting Benjamin Logan for a 7-4 win Monday in Central Buckeye Conference Mad River division action.

The Raiders fall to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the CBC Mad River division. The Knights are now 2-2, 1-1.

The score was tied 2-2 after four innings. Ben Logan took a 4-2 lead after scoring two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Greenon came back to score two runs in the bottom of the fifth frame, which tied the game 4-4.

The Knights added three more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 7-4 advantage.

For Ben Logan, Kam Newland had a double, two RBI and scored a run, Tanner Johnson went 2-3 and scored a run and Todd Coleman went 2-4 and scored a run.

Ben Logan hosts Greenon today in CBC Mad River division action.

GREENON 7, BEN LOGAN 4

Raiders    200    020    0    —    4    7    4

Knights    001    123    X    —    7    4    2

Collins, Bechtel (6) and Bechtel and Pulfer (6); Roberts and Renk. WP—Roberts; LP—Bechtel.

Urbana trips up Lakers

Urbana’s baseball team earned its first win of the season Monday after holding off visiting Indian Lake 4-2 in a Central Buckeye Conference Mad River division game.

The Lakers slip to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in the CBC Mad River division, while the Hillclimbers are now 1-6, 1-1.

Urbana scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Indian Lake drove in two runs in the top of the fifth inning to trail 4-2, but could not get any closer.

For the Lakers, Brandan Ross went 2-3 with two RBI, Brennon Lump went 2-4 and scored a run and Cody Bodi scored a run.

The Hillclimbers’ Tyler Powell earned the win on the mound with 13 strikeouts.

Urbana travels to Indian Lake today for another CBC Mad River division game.

URBANA 4, INDIAN LAKE 2

Lakers    000    020    0    —    2    5    2

Hillclimbers    000    400    X    —    4    8    1

Ross and Davis; Powell and Fain. WP—Powell; LP—Ross.

Gophers down LTC

Ridgemont used a big seventh inning to beat Lima Temple Christian 9-1 in Northwest Central Conference baseball action Monday.

With the score tied 1-1 after five innings, Ridgemont  scored a run in the top of the sixth for a 2-1 lead.

The Gophers wrapped up the win by scoring seven runs in the top of the seventh inning.

Offensively for the Gophers, Jaegar McComas went 3-4 and Isaiah Stover went 2-4.

Tyler Tillman fired a two-hitter with 13 strikeouts on the mound for the Gophers.

Ridgemont hosts Riverside on Thursday in NWCC action.

RIDGEMONT 9, LTC 1

Gophers    010    001    7    —    9    7    1

Pioneers    001    000    0    —    1    2    6

Tillman and Sparks; Bolon and Bowman. WP—Tillman; LP—Bolon.

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