April 17, 2024


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Rain gets the better of Malvern-Strasburg baseball battle

Strasburg's Joe Fischer warms up in a downpour before the game against Malvern Monday night.

Strasburg’s Joe Fischer warms up in a downpour before the game against Malvern Monday night.

Rain got the better of Malvern-Strasburg Inter-Valley Conference North Division baseball battle at Franklin Park in Strasburg on Monday.

The visiting Hornets held a 3-2 lead after six innings when the rains forcing the contest to be suspended. It is expected to be completed Wednesday at Malvern before the regularly scheduled contest between the Hornets and Tigers.

The teams were tied 1-1 after three innings and the hosts had a 2-1 edge over five before the Hornets took a 3-2 advantage on a double by Drake Hutchison heading to the seventh inning.

Malvern starting pitcher Ethan Bush makes a delivery against Strasburg Monday night.

Malvern starting pitcher Ethan Bush makes a delivery against Strasburg Monday night.

Malvern's Dylan Phillips scores on an RBI hit during the game against Strasburg Monday night.

Malvern’s Dylan Phillips scores on an RBI hit during the game against Strasburg Monday night.

Tristan Phillips walked to lead off the sixth inning. Connor Lefevre was hit by a pitch followed by a RBI single by Dylan Phillips before Hutchison’s hit.

Ethan Bush is the pitcher of record for the Hornets.

Drake Reifenschneider had a single and double to lead Strasburg so far.

Strasburg celebrates an RBI during the game against Malvern Monday.

Strasburg celebrates an RBI during the game against Malvern Monday.

Malvern's head coach Denny Tucci reacts to a play during the game against Strasburg.

Malvern’s head coach Denny Tucci reacts to a play during the game against Strasburg.

Indian Valley 16, Claymont 4

Cole Lancaster drove in four runs as and Gavin Henry earned the pitching win as state ranked Indian Valley rolled past Claymont in IVC South play at Gnadenhutten.

The Braves (13-1, 7-0), ranked No. 3 in the state in Division II, Claymont at Indian Valley.

Henry allowed four hits and four runs over three and a third innings, striking out three. Spencer Haney threw one and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Rafe Bonifay went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Indian Valley in hits.

Connor Hillyer had three hits for the Mustangs.

Coshocton 5, West Muskingum 0

Hudson Wesney threw a five-inning perfect game with 11 strikeouts and helped his cause a pair of doubles as Coshocton blanked West Muskingum in Muskingum Valley League play.

Blake Alexander had a big two-out, two-run single to break the game open, while Kobe Rust and Zach Jennings each had two hits.

Garaway 4, Ridgewood 1

Garaway notched an IVC South win at Ridgewood.

Brady Roden went the distance, giving up four hits and striking out nine for the pitching win. Andon Keller led the Pirate offense with two singles and two RBIs. Alexander Roden also had two singles for the Pirates (7-4, 3-3).

Ridgewood is now 4-6.

Harrison Central 3, Buckeye Local 0

Host Harrison Central blanked Buckeye Local.

River View 3, Maysville 0

River View recorded a shutout win at Maysville for a Muskingum Valley League victory.

The Black Bears a clean game and Bryson Fry was excellent on the mound.


Strasburg 17 Malvern 0

Lauren Harvey got the shutout win giving up one hit with eight strikeouts and state ranked Strasburg hit three home runs as it rolled to a five-inning IVC North win over Malvern at Franklin Park.

The Tigers, ranked No. 2 in Division IV in the latest coach poll, improved to 11-2.

Offensively the Tigers were by Amelia Spidell with an in the park home run and two RBIs, Hayley Reiger with a single and two RBIs, Emma Gilkerson with a home run, her fourth of the season. and three walks, Maggie Richards with a home run and double and three RBIs and JaeLynn Marks with a double.

Hailey Wilkinson had the lone hit for Malvern.

Indian Valley 10, Claymont 9

Madison Monte had the game-winning hit as host Indian Valley scored six times in the bottom of the seventh inning to stun Claymont in an IVC South contest at Gnadenhutten.

Mia Rose led the winners (13-2, 8-0) with two singles and a home run and Monte posted a single and double. Corra Love and Ashley Baker added two singles each and Gabby Meade went deep.

Cam Enos was the winning pitcher.

Lani Abbuhl went 3 for 4 scoring four runs and and RBI. On the defensive side, she played a tough middle infield turning two double plays up the middle.

Makena Brown went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and Alexa Shearn had two RBIs, while Rylee Groah had a hit with three walks and scored a run.

New Phila 3, Ashland 0

Julia Miller fanned 16 and picked up the pitching win for New Philadelphia as the Quakers blanked host Ashland.

The Quakers scored three runs in the top of the 7th with some timely hitting to break up the shutout.

Syndey Vandall had two singles and an RBI, while Miller and Ella Mason each drove in a run.

Conotton Valley 10, Paden City 0

Masy Baker pitched a perfect game as state ranked and No. 1 seed Conotton Valley rolled to a win over No. 4 Paden City in an OVAC 1A Tournament Semifinal at the I-470 Complex in Wheeling.

The Rockets, ranked No. 7 in Division IV, rolled into the championship game Friday night at 5 p.m.

Throwing only 51 pitches Baker racked up 13 strikeouts in five innings.

Ellie Bower and Chloe Stuber led the Rockets with two hits each. Bower and baker had two RBIs each and baker added a double for the Rockets. Kelsey Edie added a hit to help the Lady Rockets secure the win.

Delaney Peters, Chloe Stuber, Jordyn Braun and Katie Schaar had RBIs as well.

Garaway 12, Ridgewood 0

Garaway won its fourth game in a row and five out of the last six with an IVC South win over Ridgewood at West Lafayette.

The bats came alive in the fourth inning as the Lady Pirates put 11 runs on the board and added the 12th run in the 5th.

Isabelle Tetreault started in the circle and surrendered two hits, nine strikeouts and walked zero. She helped her cause with two singles and two RBIs.

Jordyn Keim led the winners with two singles and a home run (her third) and three RBIs, while Meghan Petitte added a single, double and two RBIs. Amia Proper posted two singles and two RBIs and Grace Yoder had a single, double and an RBI.

Newcomerstown 14, East Canton 0

Karley Ingle didn’t allow a single run against East Canton, throwing a complete game shutout and leading Newcomerstown to an IVC win.

Alyssa Barker led Newcomerstown to victory by driving in four runs. Barker went 3-for-3 at the plate. Barker drove in runs on a triple in the second and a single in the third.

Newcomerstown fired up the offense in the first inning with Brianna Robinson hitting a single on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.

The Lady Trojans scored eight runs in the second inning. Newcomerstown’s big bats were led by Maddie Hallmark, Larissa Stull, Ingle, Robinson, Barker, and Melanie Gibson, who each had RBIs in the inning.

West Muskingum 1, Coshocton 0

West Muskingum recorded a shutout win over MVL foe Coshocton to improve to 4-10 on the season.

Boys tennis

West Holmes 4, Norwayne 1

West Holmes improved to 12-0 after posting a win over visiting Norwayne at Millersburg.

Hunter Ellis defeated Max Graham 6-0, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, James Barr downed Blake Ferguson 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 singles and Brody Schaad topped Caleb Keiper 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 singles, while Trevor Miller and Jacob Miller beat Payton Lance and Trey Bayless 6-4, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles.

New Phila 3-3, Coshocton 2-2

New Philadelphia beat Coshocton 3-2 in a match that was continued from April 8 and topped Coshocton by an identical score of 3-2 in the regularly schedule match.

In the first match, New Philadelphia’s Reese Malcolm outlasted Alec Loaper 7-6 (8-6) , 6-4, 10-5 (in a tiebreaker) at No. 1 singles, while Vincent Henning and Owen Ohl downed Cady Jackson and Ella Baylor 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles and Hudson Osborn and Josh Drexler blanked Laura Tejon and Syler D’Ostroph 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.

Coshocton’s Zhenyhou Wong defeated Jordi Kopp 7-5, 6-2 at No. 2 singles and Andrew Gibson outlasted Mason Clarkson 4-6, 6-4, 10-6 (in a tiebreaker).

The Quakers prevailed 3-2 over Coshocton in the second match.

Malcolm defeated Alec Loaper 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, while Osborn and stopped Jackson and Baylor 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles and Ohl and Josh Drexler topped D’Ostroph and Laura Frau 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.

Wong beat Vincent Henning 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles and Andrew Gibson defeated Clarkson 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 singles.

This article originally appeared on The Times-Reporter: Monday’s HS sports highlights