The Edison baseball team, like much of the area, sat idle for nearly a full week entering Thursday's Sandusky Bay Conference game with visiting St. Mary Central Catholic.
It didn't take long, however, for the state-ranked Chargers to get the bats hot in a 9-2 win over the Panthers as Edison erupted for a seven-run second inning.
The win improved Edison -- 12th in the Division III coaches poll -- to 7-4 overall and 2-1 in the SBC. SMCC fell to 6-6, 1-3.
Alex Bixler hit a double and starting pitcher Sam Deehr clubbed a three-run home run to highlight the Edison second inning.
"We made good contact there in the second," Edison coach Sean Hoover said. "Sam's home run was obviously big after Alex started us with a double."
Perkins 6, Port Clinton 5 (9 inn.)
At Port Clinton, Seth Bryant's RBI double in the top of the ninth allowed the Pirates to remain the only unbeaten team in the SBC with a 6-5 comeback win over Port Clinton.
The Redskins (9-3, 2-1 SBC) got a three-run home run by Robert Fravel in the first inning and led 4-0 through three, but the Pirates' Cameron Waldock entered a bases-loaded, one-out jam and got his team out of it unscathed with no further damage.
That allowed Perkins (7-3, 4-0) to score four runs to tie it in the top of the fourth. Waldock pitched the last 6 2/3 innings in relief and allowed an unearned run on two hits with seven strikeouts and three walks. Joey Price was hit by a pitch to start the ninth and stole second base. Mike Ryerson singled him to third and he came around on Bryant's double.
Huron 4, Margaretta 1
At Huron, the Tigers' Troy Delamatre outdueled Margaretta's Craig Galindo as the Tigers improved to 6-2 overall and 3-0 in the SBC.
Delamatre struck out 11 for the Tigers and allowed just one run on three hits. Galindo also struck out 11 while allowing three earned runs.
Brandon Johnson singled twice and scored three runs for Huron while Nick Butler singled three times and scored a run. For Margaretta, Colton Gast doubled and scored the team's only run while Hunter Kinchy and Hunter Dye each singled.
Norwalk 5, Shelby 3 (10 inn.)
At Shelby, Norwalk topped the Whippets 5-3 in 10 innings for a key Northern Ohio League win.
The Truckers maintained their one-game lead atop the standings and improved to 11-2 overall, 5-0 in NOL.
Norwalk held a 3-0 lead until the seventh inning when the Whippets put three up three runs to force extra innings. Shelby scored all three runs with two outs on a walk and four hits.
In the top of the 10th, the Truckers finally broke through with a pair of runs.
With one out, Isaac Perry doubled. He crossed home on a Logan Shullick single. After a second out, Dustin Lieber brought home Shullick with a hit.
In the home half of the 10, Wilcox faced four batters for his fourth win.
He pitched all 10 innings, giving up three earned runs on seven hits with three walks and six strikeouts.
Bellevue 10, Galion 0
At Galion, Adam Manner put together another fine outing for the Redmen, throwing a complete-game, three-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts and two walks.
At the plate, Matt Sieger had two hits, including a triple and three runs scored for Bellevue (9-2, 3-1). Evan Kruse was 3 for 4 with two RBIs while Ryan Cook was 2 for 3 with two RBIs.
New London 5, Crestview 2
At Olivesburg, the Wildcats got three runs in the top of the seventh that proved to be the difference in a Firelands Conference win over the Cougars.
New London (9-1, 6-0) and Crestview have combined to win the past three FC titles.
Dane Held pitched a complete-game, seven-hitter for the 'Cats, striking out six and walking two on 121 pitches. Corey Marett was 2 for 3 for New London while Robert DePottey drove in a pair of runs.