Chargers take two from Polar Bears
May 14, 2011 at 9:00 AM
Edison's Sam Deehr returned to finish the job after an earlier start against Margaretta was postponed by rain.
Deehr (6-2) picked up in the third inning and went the distance, holding Margaretta to one run on seven hits, striking out 12.
The Chargers won Game 1 of the doubleheader, 8-1.
"We're trying to set up our pitchers for next week for the tournaments," Edison coach Sean Hoover said. "I knew I wanted to throw him today or tomorrow. He said he was good to go, so we said he was good to go."
Margaretta hosted in Game 2 of the doubleheader, but the result was the same, as Edison (13-12, 7-5 SBC) scored a 10-2 victory.
Ryan Reber singled five times in the two games for the Chargers, while teammate Trenton Emody doubled twice and singled. Alex Bixler recorded four singles in the twin bill.
Tommy Gerbracht (4-2) earned the win in the second game for Edison, pitching the first six innings and holding Margaretta to six hits and two walks for two earned runs. Jason Blodgett pitched the seventh inning, striking out the side.
Oak Harbor, Perkins postponed
The weather put a damper on Oak Harbor and Perkins' Division II sectional championship game Friday afternoon at Fremont Ross, just as the action was picking up.
Trailing 5-3 with two outs in the top of the seventh inning, Oak Harbor's Phil Bryant hit a two-run double off Pirate starter Cameron Waldock to tie the game.
Lightning and heavy rain then moved in, postponing the rest of the game until 11 a.m. today where it will resume in the bottom of the seventh with the Pirates batting.
As a result, today's scheduled cross-town matchup between Sandusky and Perkins has been canceled for the third time.
St. Paul 5, New London 4
After getting swept by Crestview in a doubleheader Thursday, St. Paul rebounded with a 5-4 win over New London for a Firelands Conference win.
Two days removed from stunning the Wildcats for a Division IV sectional title, Friday's setback for New London was the first in FC play. The Wildcats fell to 13-3 overall and 9-1 in the FC, which is good for a two-game lead over Crestview and Mapleton.
The Flyers improved to 8-13 overall, 4-6 in the FC. They are scheduled to play a doubleheader starting at 11 a.m. today against Plymouth at Baines Park. Friday's game was scheduled to be played at Baines Park, but moved to New London.
St. Paul tallied two runs in the third and three in the fifth. The Wildcats drew to within 5-4 with three runs in the seventh, but couldn't get any closer.
Alex Foster went six innings for the win. He allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits with five walks and nine strikeouts.
"Alex, despite the five walks, had good command,'' St. Paul coach Jim Carper said.
Ian Welch and Mitch McCrann both had two hits for the Flyers. Welch smacked a double and McCrann posted two RBI. Alaric Newcomer notched a pair of hits, while Isaac Livengood and Joseph Hinckley added one apiece. Hinckley added a double and scored two runs.
"It was good to come back and get some confidence back,'' Carper said. "I thought we played good defense.''
Danbury 14, Bettsville 10
At Danbury Twp., the Lakers out-slugged Bettsville in a non-conference game to improve to 10-12 overall.
For the Lakers, Branden Burke and Cory Schenk were both 3 for 4 with three RBIs each while Lucas Kennedy was 2 for 4 with three runs scored.
Dalton Chapman picked up the win on the mound for Danbury, allowing three earned runs on seven hits in four innings of work. He struck out two and walked one.