Two titles for Fliers, one for Tornadoes
CLYDE — Clyde picked up two crowns — one in singles and one in doubles — and Columbian captured a singles title Thursday at the Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division tennis meet.
Junior Daniel Stevens took the No. 2 singles trophy for Clyde while senior Fliers Logan Nicely and David Hohenstein claimed the No. 2 doubles title.
Stevens held off Norwalk’s Carson Colahan 4-6, 7-5, 10-3 for his championship. He reached the finals by downing Sandusky’s Tyler Franklin 6-0, 6-3.
Nicely and Hohenstein beat Norwalk’s Ben Traczek and Sam Vanderpool 6-4, 6-4 for their crown. They advanced to the title match by blanking Vermilion’s Kostya Lopez and Julie Plott, and beating Columbian’s Ryan Crocker and Austin Hill 7-5, 6-4.
Columbian freshman Jacob Weingart was the lone underclassman to earn a title in the Lake Division, dropping Clyde senior Ben Hohenstein 6-3, 6-4 in their championship match.
Weingart got to the finals by beating Sandusky’s James Robinson 6-1, 6-1, while Hohenstein got there by beating Ethan Weathermax of Perkins 6-1, 6-3 and Norwalk’s Andrew Mozina 6-4, 6-1.
Clyde picked up two more runner-up finishes, with senior Alex Calliet taking second at No. 1 singles and seniors Jacob Strudthoff and James Dry doing the same at No. 1 doubles.
Calliet fell 6-4, 6-0 in his title match with Norwalk’s Austin Brown. Calliet reached the finals by beating Vermilion’s Sophia Flemister 6-0, 6-1 and Columbian’s Colin Burkett 6-0, 6-1.
Norwalk’s Andrew Riley and Wyatt Brown held off Strudthoff and Dry 6-4, 4-6, 10-8 for the No. 1 doubles trophy.
Strudthoff and Dry advanced to the final by defeating Sandusky’s Willem Wade and Boo Sims 6-1, 6-0 and Columbian’s Zach Krintzline and Jacob Beamer 6-1, 5-7, 12-10.
Burkett and Bellevue’s Zach Fischer tied for third at No. 1 singles. Fischer beat Sandusky’s Hunter Hayberger 6-1, 6-7 (3), 14-12 before falling 6-1, 6-0 to Brown,
Columbian’s Jason Weng tied for third at No. 2 singles, beating Ian Hemphill of Perkins 6-3, 6-3 before falling 6-3, 6-3 to Colahan.
Bellevue’s Richard Stombaugh and Gunnar Lilly tied Columbian’s Krintzline and Beamer for third at No. 1 doubles.
Stombaugh and Lilly opened by beating Vermilion’s Sam Dewey and Grayson Jones 6-0, 6-4 before losing 6-0, 6-3 to Riley and Brown. Krintzline and Beamer defeated Riley Hirshman and A.C. Blue 6-1, 6-0 before losing to the Clyde duo.
Bellevue’s Aaron Baker and Alex Martinez also tied Columbian’s Crocker and Hill for third at No. 2 doubles.
Baker and Martinez beat Seth Joliff and Mike Ingram 7-5, 6-1 before falling 6-3, 6-1 to the Norwalk twosome. Crocker and Hill beat Sandusky’s Ben Skavnak and Tiernan Jesrani 7-5, 6-1 before they lost to the eventual champs from Clyde.
Bellevue’s Grant Fields tied for fifth at No. 2 singles, and teammate Andrew Dye did the same at No. 3 singles.
Niederkohr-led Blue Devils tame Royals
CAREY — Hailey Niederkohr went off at the plate Thursday with a pair of hits and four RBIs for Carey in a 7-3 Northern 10 Athletic Conference victory in five innings.
The game was shortened due to rain.
Niederkohr hit a two-run home run and a two-run single for the Blue Devils (14-4, 8-2). Hannah Lonsway doubled, singled and drove in a run, while Emma Wagner doubled and drove in a run and McKenzie Row singled twice and drove in a run.
Bridget Mullholand was dealing in the pitching circle, allowing three runs on a pair of hits, while fanning 11 and walking five in five frames.
Hannah Messmer suffered the defeat, giving up seven runs on 12 hits in four innings of work.
Clyde sweeps Columbian
Clyde pitcher Hunter Schwochow limited Columbian to three hits in a 5-2 Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division victory.
Schwochow went all seven innings allowing two runs (one earned) and striking out five.
The Fliers plated three runs in the opening frame to get things started and then added two insurance runs after the Tornadoes cut the lead to 3-2 after three innings.
Kylie Cantu doubled and drove in a pair of runs at the plate for the Fliers, while Murissa Drown added a double, a single and an RBI and Kendall Bailey doubled and singled.
Carly Schafrer tripled and Kennedy Coots doubled for TC. Ava Sarka drove in a run.
Abby Chapman took the loss. She allowed five runs on seven hits. She also walked seven and struck out five.
Blue Jackets take down L-B
FINDLAY — New Riegel’s Kayleigh Lininger got the pitching win in relief and had a pair of hits and two RBIs at the plate in a 5-3 non-league win over Liberty-Benton.
The game was called in the bottom of the sixth due to rain.
L-B led 3-1 after three frames, but New Riegel (15-3) plated four runs in the top of the fourth to take the lead.
Jenna Gabel blasted a home run, singled and drove in a run for New Riegel, while Marianna Tiell and Aubrey Bouillon both added an RBI.
Bouillon started in the circle. She gave up three runs on five hits in three innings. Lininger finished the game and only allowed a hit and struck out five.