The Archbold baseball team suffered a pair of setbacks last week before rebounding with a win over Hilltop.
The Streaks lost 3-1 to Tinora and then lost a key Northwest Ohio Athletic League contest to Bryan, 6- 1.
AHS defeated Hilltop 5-2 to end the week.
The Blue and Gold stands 16-7, 5-2 NWOAL.
Tinora 3, AHS 1
The Rams (11-4) got the best of the Streaks, Tuesday, May 3, with a 3-1 non-league victory.
Tyler Giesege was in command from start to finish on the mound, giving up just one hit to Bryce Williams, a run-batted-in single in the second inning that tied the score at 1.
Brandon Miller was the losing pitcher. In one inning he allowed one run, struck out two, and walked two. Trevor Rupp pitched in relief.
Bryan 6, AHS 1
In a key NWOAL matchup, Archbold committed six errors, which led to all of Bryan’s (13-5, 6-1) runs in a 6-1 loss, Thursday, May 5, at Bryan.
Ben Bucklew’s single drove in Archbold’s only run.
Lathon Babcock suffered the loss, giving up six runs on five hits, striking out one, and walking three.
The Bears are a half-game ahead of Wauseon (5-1) in the battle for the league title.
AHS 5, Hilltop 2
Bucklew upped his record to 6-0 with a 5-2 win over the Cadets, Friday, May 6. He went 6 2/3 innings on the mound, giving up two runs on seven hits, striking out seven, and walking three.
At the plate, Archbold registered six hits to Hilltop’s seven. Derek Walker led the way, going 2-4 with two RBIs.
Top-seed Archbold hosts Evergreen (7-14) in a Division III sectional final, tomorrow, Thursday, 5 p.m.
The Vikings defeated Wayne Trace 6-1 in their sectional semifinal on Saturday, May 7.