The Hall Red Devils scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to go up for good in a 5-2 win over rival Putnam County Thursday at Kirby Park in Spring Valley.
Cole Wozniak batted in the go-ahead run in the fifth and Brayden DeBates followed with an RBI hit of his own to put the Red Devlis up 4-2.
Matt Hultz blasted a two-run shot to give the Red Devils a 2-0 lead in the second.
The Panthers tied the game with two in the third inning on an RBI hit by Caleb Tonozzi and a sac fly by Dan Sabotta.
Alec Bulak pitched three scoreless innings in relief of starter Payton Plym to earn the win. Trez Rybarczyk kept the Panthers silent in the seventh with two strikeouts to notch a save.
Plym and DeBates led the Red Devils with two hits each.
Tonozzi and Pyszka had two hits apiece for PC.
Earlville 17, LaMoille-Ohio 7 (5 inn.): The Lions got the bats going early taking a 5-2 lead. The Lions were led by freshman Dylan Tornow, who went 2-3 with a double and 4 RBI, Luke Lovgren, who went 3-4 with a double and RBI, Luke Beattie, who went 2-3 with a double, and Jason Martin, who went 3-4 with a double and scored three runs.
“This was the best hitting we have had all year with 16 hits. We gotta cut down on the errors and we will start winning games,” L-O coach Kenny Shrimplin said.
St. Bede 3, Princeton 2: The Bruins edged the Tigers Tuesday with singles wins from Ben Morrow (6-0, 7-6 over Mason Goodrum) and Mario Cote (4-6, 6-2, 10-7 over Nolan Scott) and the No. 3 doubles of Jack Line and John Potthoff, who defeated Austyn Briddick and Collin Rutledge 6-3, 6-4.
PHS scored doubles wins by Cole Adams and Ryne Muehlschlegel over Max Manning and Alec Nawa (6-2, 6-2) and Ian Sampson and Austin Phillips over Seth Ludford and Charles Korey (7-6, 5-2).
Ottawa 12, Hall 0 (5 inn.): Zoe Morris had the only hit of the day for the Lady Devils (6-9).
Earlville-Leland 11, LaMoille-Ohio 1 (5 inn.): The Red Raiders beat the Lady Lions for the second day in a row by the 10-run rule, this time Tuesday at Earlville.