Home runs by Brandon Gurnack and Ryan Reber book-ended a 10-run third inning for Edison in a 13-0 sectional championship victory over Huron on Tuesday in Bellevue.
Gurnack led off the inning with a solo home run for the first run of the game. Eleven batters later, Reber hit a three-run home run to drive in Gurnack and Alex Bixler for the 10-0 Edison lead. The Chargers recorded seven hits in the inning, including two doubles by Bixler.
Edison's Sam Deehr (5-2) held Huron to three hits, striking out four.
Logan Demuth doubled and Trenton Emody added two hits for the Chargers.
Perkins clinches share of sixth straight SBC title
At Perkins Twp., the Pirates made sure there was little suspense in locking up a share of the program’s sixth straight Sandusky Bay Conference championship with a 10-0 run-rule win over visiting Margaretta (5-12, 1-7).
The win also marks the 11th SBC title in the previous 12 seasons for the Pirates (15-5, 11-1).
Mike Ryerson improved to 4-1 on the mound, pitching all five scoreless innings while allowing four hits. He struck out six and walked four while adding a pair of RBI singles at the plate.
Cameron Waldock finished 2 for 2 with a double and two RBIs while Evan Laser and Tyler Mees were both 2 for 4. Kyle Lewis added a two-run single and Josh Gerold and Seth Bryant each had RBI singles.
Blue Streaks rally past Trojans
At Findlay, the Blue Streaks had to rally to end a two-game skid, scoring four runs in the top of the seventh inning in a critical 8-6 win over the Trojans in Greater Buckeye Conference play.
Sandusky lost by 6-2 and 10-0 scores to Napoleon and Findlay last week entering the game. With the win, the Streaks improve to 17-2 overall and 6-2 in the GBC, good for a first place tie with Napoleon (15-5, 7-2). Sandusky will play Marion Harding (5-18, 1-8) today in a GBC game before playing the Presidents in Fremont Thursday for a Division I sectional championship.
Shayne Blevins finished 3 for 4 with three RBIs to lead the Sandusky hitting while Brandon Bowe singled twice and drove in a pair of runs. Kendrick Aaron added two hits, including a double, while picking up the win in relief. He struck out two and allowed one hit in two innings of work.
Xavier Turner started and went the first five innings, allowing one run on six hits with seven strikeouts and a walk.
Shelby beat Norwalk, forces tie atop NOL
At Norwalk, the Truckers lost to Shelby, 4-3, in Northern Ohio League action, dropping into a three-way tie with Shelby and Columbian atop the standings.
Norwalk plays again Thursday at Columbian (15-5, 10-2) in what will be a matchup of two first-place teams. The Truckers beat Columbian in the first meeting, 6-1.
Meanwhile, the Whippets still have big games with Bellevue (14-7, 7-4) and Columbian remaining, guaranteeing one more loss between leaders Shelby and Columbian.
Tuesday in the loss Norwalk (17-5, 9-2) fell behind 3-0 after the first inning and 4-1 after the third.
Norwalk managed one run both in the fifth and sixth innings to make it 4-3.
Shullick (4-2) took the loss Tuesday.
He pitched three innings, allowing four runs, eight hits and no walks with two strikeouts. Shullick went 3 for 4 with a double and two runs scored offensively.
Dustin Lieber was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Michael Finch added two hits.