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Indians come up empty vs. Clippers

Southern’s Timmy West covers the bag as Columbiana’s Brady Dixon slides in on Tuesday at Southern Local High School. (Photo by Ron Firth)

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: 0-1-0-0-1-2-0–7-8-0

S: 0-0-0-0-0-0-0–0-1-4

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.

EP: 0-0-0-0-1–1-3-1

LI: 14-3-0-1-x–18-17-1

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: 1-0-0-0-0-0-1–2-2-0

LE: 0-0-0-0-0-0-0–0-2-1

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: 0-0-0-0-2-0-0–2-3-2

ED: 0-0-0-0-1-0-0–1-6-4

OG–Danny Bridges, wp (7IP, 3K, 1BB)

ED–Jayden Sanders, lp (7IP, 2K, 2BB)

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