Indians come up empty vs. Clippers
SALINEVILLE — Columbiana freshman Alex Eusebio tossed a one-hitter as Columbiana blanked Southern Local, 4-0, in a battle of Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference unbeatens Tuesday.
The Clippers got an unearned run in the second inning and that’s all Eusebio needed as he allowed only a double to Timmy West.
The Clippers improve to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the EOAC, while the Indians drop to 6-4 and 2-1 EOAC.
Columbiana’s Logan Houschar hit a two-run double in the top of the sixth to close out the scoring.
Joey Wilczak went 2-for-3, while Brady Kridler and Seth Spooner each singled, drove in a run and scored another.
Spooner scored the Clippers’ first run in the second inning. With bases loaded and no outs, an infield error on a double-play ball brought home Spooner. Southern pitcher Josh Pratt got out of the innining with no more damage thanks to two strikeouts and a flyout to center field.
Timmy West reached base three times for the Indians — on a double, walk and hit by pitch.
The teams will play at Columbiana’s Firestone Park today.
C–Alex Eusebio, wp (7IP, 1H, 8K, 2BB, 3HBP) and Brady Dixon.
S–Josh Pratt, lp (6IP, 4R, 3ER, 8H, 7K, 3BB), Sam May (1IP) and Conner Lewis.
Lisbon 18, East Palestine 1
LISBON –Lisbon tallied 14 runs in the first inning and that was plenty in an 18-1 win over East Palestine on Tuesday in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference play.
Lisbon is 5-4.
Tyler Graham got the win on the mound and had three RBIs for the Devils. Tyler Welsh had a triple, single and an RBI. Adam Spencer, Daimen McCormick and Haiden Colvin had two hits each.
Lisbon and East Palestine will play today at East Palestine.
LI–Tyler Graham, wp (4IP, 3K, 0BB)
EP–Bender, lp (1IP, 1K, 5BB), Posey (1/3IP, 0K, 0BB), Baird (2 2/3IP, 4K, 1BB)
Wellsville 2, Leetonia 0
LEETONIA — Justin Temple had a double and Dalton Heffner added a single as Wellsville topped Leetonia 2-0 in EOAC play on Monday.
Troy Carter struck out eight on the mound for the Tigers, 2-5.
Wellsville hosts Leetonia today.
WE–Troy Carter, wp (7IP, 8K, 0BB, 1HBP) and Caden Weekley.
LE–Dylan Chapman, lp (7IP, 7K, 6BB, 3HBP) and McCool.
Oak Glen 2, Edison 1
RICHMOND — Oak Glen opened up the new baseball season with a 2-1 win over Edison on Tuesday.
Nick Chaney, Colton Ash and Kholton Goodlin had hits for the winners. Hunter Rhodes and Chase Patterson had RBIs.
OG–Danny Bridges, wp (7IP, 3K, 1BB)
ED–Jayden Sanders, lp (7IP, 2K, 2BB)