The Perkins baseball team dodged a late bullet to remain unbeaten in the Sandusky Bay Conference, holding off an Oak Harbor rally for a 7-5 win Wednesday afternoon at Perkins High School.
The game was originally scheduled at Oak Harbor, but field conditions moved the game to Perkins.
The Rockets trailed 7-2 entering the bottom of the seventh, and plated three runs to pull within 7-5. Oak Harbor still had the bases loaded with two outs when Perkins coach Ray Neill went to his third pitcher, senior Evan Laser, for a one-out save.
Laser got the final out on a strikeout to improve the Pirates to 9-3 overall and 5-0 in the SBC.
Mike Ryerson was 2 for 3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored for the Pirates while Cameron Waldock was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
Waldock also improved to 4-0 on the mound, pitching the first five innings and allowing two runs on four hits with eight strikeouts and five walks.
Laser added two hits and a pair of runs while Seth Bryant had two hits and scored once. Joey Price and Quentin Cantelli each singled and drove in a run.
For Oak Harbor, Josh Warnke, Brian Mallernee and A.J. Cecil each had two hits.
Edison 8, Huron 0
At Milan, the Chargers got a spectacular performance on the mound from Sam Deehr in a shutout win over Huron.
Deehr threw a complete-game three-hitter for the Chargers to improve to 4-1. He struck out 14 batters without a walk in his seven innings of work.
With the win, Edison improved to 8-6 overall and 3-1 in the SBC while Huron fell to 6-3, 3-1.
Trent Emody had a big day at the plate for the Chargers, connecting on a three-run home run and a double to drive in three runs.
Deehr and Matt Ortman also went 2 for 3 with an RBI for Edison while Ryan Reber also doubled, drove in a run and scored three times.
Huron was limited to three singles, two coming from Brandon Johnson and one by Ian McCready.
Johnson took the loss on the mound, allowing two earned runs on five hits in four innings of work. He struck out seven and walked three.