CELINA — The St. Marys baseball team saved its biggest hits for the last two innings as the Roughriders came back to defeat the Celina Bulldogs 5-3 in eight innings at Montgomery Field in Celina.
St. Marys (11-5, 5-1) will now travel to Sidney today for a doubleheader and entertain Defiance in a WBL contest on Tuesday, while Celina (8-8, 1-4) will entertain Paulding today.
Throughout the entire game the Riders threatened but couldn’t get that big hit for a run and it came down to their final at bat before they could come through to tie the game.
“The guys kept fighting and kept believing in themselves,” Riders head coach Dave Huber said.
In the top of the seventh inning St. Marys found its focus and it started with a single to right by Luke Leffel. He scored on a double to deep center by D. J. Manning. Manning came home on a double to center by Kalobb Dodson.
Michael Huber singled to left to drive home Dodson with the tying run.
In the eighth inning St. Marys continued their hitting. With one out, Luke Leffel got his third hit of the game and quickly scored when Manning blasted a deep triple to right-center field and Manning scored an insurance run on a ground out by Dodson.
MINSTER 10, FORT RECOVERY 0
MINSTER — Minster senior pitcher Doug Huber fired a one-hitter in a five-hit shutout during Minster’s 10-0 win over Fort Recovery on Friday night.
Huber struck out four and didn’t walk a batter.
Minster scored eight runs in the bottom of the second inning.
Jay Eilerman went 2-for-2 with two runs scored.
Devon Poeppelman doubled for the Wildcats.
Minster improved to 14-2 and 3-1 in the MAC.