Playing from behind after the top of the first inning Wednesday, the Pittsfield baseball team clawed its way into the lead in the fifth inning and held on for a 4-3 victory over New Berlin in Pittsfield.
Cade Tomhave's solo home run in the bottom of the first cut the Pretzels' lead in half, and John Scranton doubled in the second inning and scored on an error to tie the game. In the fifth, Nate Scranton doubled and Tomhave walked before Isaac Shaw singled to drive in the go-ahead run. Tomhave scored on a throwing error for a 4-2 advantage.
New Berlin got the first two batters on base in the seventh and scored on a fielder's choice groundout. After an error put runners at first and second with one out, Pittsfield's Brock Lander got a strikeout and a groundout to end the game.
Shaw earned the victory with 4 2/3 innings pitched, having allowed two unearned runs with three strikeouts and five walks. Lander struck out four in 2 1/3 innings with two hits allowed.
Macomb 9, Quincy High School 1: The Bombers' Ben Higgins held the Blue Devils to one run off three hits with seven strikeouts at Phil Bradley Field in Macomb.
Nick Cory drove in Quincy's only run with an RBI single in the second, but the Bombers answered with a sacrifice fly with the bases-loaded and no outs, a bases-loaded walk, and an RBI single from Leighton Holthaus. Higgins drove in two runs with a double in the fifth to highlight a four-run fifth inning, and Macomb added a pair of runs in the sixth.
Kade Zanger and Cole Parkhill had singles for the Blue Devils (5-14). Kyle Protsman had a pair of hits for the Bombers (11-5).
Brown County 5, Southeastern 3: Gabe Blakely drove in runs in the third and sixth innings and Mason Henry struck out eight over six innings, leading the Hornets to the victory in Augusta.
The teams traded runs early with Brown County's Nathan Hendricker delivering an RBI double in the first and Southeastern's Kyle O'Neal scoring on a wild pitch in the second. Blakely's RBI single in the third put the Hornets up 2-1 and they added two runs in the fifth on a wild pitch and a passed ball. Blakely followed with an RBI single in the sixth.
Gavin Miller earned the save for Brown County (10-6), while Southeastern's Shad Flesner struck out 11 in six innings and allowed four runs off five hits.
Putnam County 11, Scotland County 3: Kaden Anders hit two solo home runs for the Tigers, but the Midgets scored in every inning to grab the victory in Unionville, Mo.
The Midgets took a 3-1 lead in the second off a passed ball and an RBI single from Levi Fowler, who hit a solo home run in the first inning. Putnam County (10-2) drove in five more runs in the third and fourth to take an 8-1 lead. Anders hit his second solo home run in the sixth inning. Gage Pearson allowed three runs off nine hits and struck out eight for the Midgets. Braxton Burrus had two hits and an RBI for Scotland County (10-4).
Macomb 9, Quincy 1
Quincy 010 000 0--1 3 2
Macomb 030 042 x--9 5 3
Camerer, Henninger (6) and Mettemeyer; Higgins and Lane. WP--Lane. LP--Camerer. 2B--Quincy 1 (Zanger), Macomb 3 (Higgins, Wetterling, Protsman).
Brown County 5, Southeastern 3
Brown County 101 020 1--5 8 4
Southeastern 010 002 0--3 4 2
Henry, Miller (7) and Woodward, Sussenbach (7); Flesner, Roberts (7) and Ellis. WP--Henry. LP--Flesner. 2B--Brown County 1 (Henry).
Pittsfield 4, New Berlin 3
New Berlin 200 000 1--3 6 4
Pittsfield 110 020 x--4 5 5
Owens, Diamond (5) and Brewer; Shaw, Ladner (5) and VanWinkle, Apps (7). WP--Shaw. LP--Owens. 2B--New Berlin 1 (Helm), Pittsfield 2 (N. Scranton, J. Scranton). HR--Pittsfield 1 (Tomhave).
Putnam County 11, Scotland County 3
Scotland County 010 011 0--3 10 4
Putnam County 123 212 x--11 9 1
McDaniel, Fromm (3), Triplett (3) and Anders; Pearson, Fowler (7) and Heidenwith. WP--Pearson. LP--McDaniel. 2B--Scotland County 1 (McRobert), Putnam County 1 (Pearson). HR--Scotland County 1 (Anders 2), Putnam County 1 (Fowler).