Clinton Massie 4, Miami Trace 3 (10 innings)
The SCOL baseball title will rest in Clarksville for the 2014 season after the Clinton Massie Falcons outlasted Miami Trace Wednesday in a 4-3 thriller in 10 innings. The win gives Massie the undisputed leage title as they stand at (10-1).
The Panthers fall to (8-3) in the SCOL with one last game to play Thursday at Hillsboro for Trace, while Massie hosts Chillicothe.
Wednesday's title game started as a pitcher's dual between Massie's Hunter Fentress and Miami Trace's John Phillips. Both pitchers were putting "goose-eggs" on the scoreboard through the first three-and-a-half innings, when the Panthers broke the ice in the home fourth inning.
Miami Trace took a 1-0 lead on an RBI single by Blade Moore, which led-up until the top of the sixth.
That's when Massie struck for three runs, thanks to three RBI singles, each frm Jared Halley, Jake McIntire and Scott McFarlane for a 3-1 Falcons lead.
The Panthers cut the deficit to 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth when John Phillips connected on an RBI single. But, Trace would strand runners at second and third base to end the inning.
Facing their final at-bat in the home 7th, Miami Trace rallied to tie the game at 3-3 on a Derrick Marcum RBI single off reliever Zack Santori.
Both teams would go scoreless in the 8th and 9th innings, but Clinton Massie scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning thanks to back-to-back singles, which put runners at the corners. Jake McIntire then followed with an RBI single to put the Falcons up 4-3.
Miami Trace was retired in order in the home 10th inning as Clinton Massie claimed the outright SCOL championship.
John Phillips suffered the loss for the Panthers, working all 10 innings, and Zack Santori got the win in relief for CM.
Lynchburg Clay 17, East Clinton 7
Clinton Massie 12, Miami Trace 4
The Clinton Massie Falcons will host a Championship showdown Thursday after beating Miami Trace Wednesday afternoon 12-4.
The Cavaliers won their first meeting 9-7 and both teams suffered losses to Washington CH.
Chillicothe (9-2) and Clinton Massie (9-2) will meet in Clarksville for the title at 5pm Thursday.
Hillsboro 5, Washington CH 0
TRACK & FIELD:
Portsmouth Relays: Chillicothe Wins Overall
The Lady Cavs won five of the events (800 Sprint Medley, 4x100 Relay, 4x400 Relay, High Jump and Pole Vault) in the Portsmouth Relays Wednesday night and the Boys won the 4x400 Relay and finished 2nd in three more events.
Chillicothe topped the Girls Division (98pts) ahead of Piketon (82), Fairland (80), Wheelersburg (70), Minford (32) and Portsmouth (24).
The Boys (72pts) finished runners up to Piketon (74) and ahead of Portsmouth (64), Fairland (56), Minford (54) and Wheelersburg (50).
1st - Chillicothe (170)
2nd - Piketon (156)
3rd - Fairland (136)
4th - Wheelersburgh (120)
5th - Portsmouth (88)
6th - Minford (86)
Washington CH 3, London 2
The Washington Court House Blue Lions boys tennis team finished their regular season at 14-0 after a narrow 3-2 win Wednesday night at London.
Garrett Phipps and Drake Berlin both won their single matches while the 2nd doubles team of Ken Upthegrove & Tobin Anderson won their first ever varsity doubles match that gave Blue Lions the clinching contest.
Phipps finished the season at 13-0 and is seeded #2 in the upcoming Southeastern Ohio sectional tournament. Zach Johnson finished at 11-0 and seeded in the top 5. Doubles team of Noah Mesker/Carson Ferguson who also seeded in the top 5 at the sectionals and finished the regular season play at 12-0.
The Washington team who won three straight non-league matches in 3 days and play half of their schedule in the last 10 days will get a rest until Tuesday when they travel to Portsmouth for the sectionals.
Hillsboro 4, Blanchester 1
Olentangy 3, Chillicothe 2
1st Singles: Austin Karbler (O) defeated Will Krieger (C) 6-0, 6-0
2nd Singles: Husaifa Doctor (O) defeated Gabby Lapurga (C) 6-1, 6-1
3rd Singles: Zoheb Memon (O) defeated Jacob Hirsch (C) 6-1, 6-0
1st Doubles: Nick Whalen/Frankie Whalen (C) defeated Matt Dean/Matt Weaver (O), 6-1, 6-2
2nd Doubles: Noah Wright-Piekarski/Emma Patino (C) defeated Evan Dias/Mav D'Sousa (O), 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
"This was a good match for the team in preparing for the Sectional tournament next week" said Cavs coach Janet Disbennet. The Cavs will play at Reynoldsburg in the Division 1 Sectional Thursday May 15th.
The Cavs' (8-6, SCOL 7-2) last regular season match is Thursday against East Clinton at OUC. Senior Captain Jacob Hirsch will be honored.