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Archbold Baseball Wins Three, Drops One




Seth Mayer slides but is unable to beat the throw home against Swanton, Monday, April 25.– photo by Mario Gomez

Seth Mayer slides but is unable to beat the throw home against Swanton, Monday, April 25.– photo by Mario Gomez

The Archbold baseball team improved to 15-5, and leads the Northwest Ohio Athletic League with a 5-1 record after three wins and one loss last week.

The Streaks picked up a 9-2 win over Swanton in NWOAL play, a 5-4 nonleague win over Paulding, and a 4-0 win over Fairview, but dropped a 2-1 contest to Toledo Start.

AHS 9, Swanton 2

Archbold hosted the Bulldogs (8-6, 2-3 NWOAL), Monday, April 25 and walked away with a 9-2 NWOAL win.

Lathon Babcock pitched four shutout innings to lead AHS to the win, with Derek Walker polishing off the Bulldogs. Babcock (3-0) gave up five hits and struck out five while Walker gave up two runs on five hits and struck out three.

At the plate, the Blue and Gold pounded out 12 hits. Ian Radabaugh led the way with two doubles, a single, and 3 runs batted in. Brandon Miller and D. Walker each recorded two singles and 1 RBI. Seth Mayer hit an RBI double.

AHS 5, Paulding 4

Archbold had to come from behind, Tuesday, April 26, to knock off the Panthers 5-4 at Archbold.

The Streaks scored two runs in the first, but the Panthers (6-4) scored one in the fourth and three in the fifth for a 4-2 lead.

Archbold crossed the plate three times in the bottom of the fifth to register its 14th win.

Ben Bucklew (5-0) picked up the win, giving up four runs on three hits, striking out six, and walking three.

Mayer had a double, single and 2 RBIs. Toby Walker and D. Walker each hit two singles, while Bucklew had an RBI single and Babcock tripled.

AHS 4, Fairview 0

Archbold hosted Fairview (10-5), Friday, April 29, and came up with a 4-0 shutout for its seventh victory in the last eight games.

Miller (4-1) pitched a five-hit shutout, striking out four and walking one.

The Streaks played stellar defense with no errors and out-hit the Apaches 8- 5. Bryce Williams had two singles and one RBI. Radabaugh had an RBI single, and T. Walker had a two- RBI single. Bucklew recorded a double.

Start 2, AHS 1

Archbold hosted Toledo Start (5-8), Saturday, April 30, and suffered a 2-1 loss when the Start centerfielder made a diving catch on a line shot by Bucklew and turned it into a double play in the bottom of the seventh to end the game.

Babcock (3-1) suffered the loss, giving up two runs on six hits, striking out four, and walking one.

At the plate Williams and T. Walker notched two singles each.


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