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Pettisville Baseball Wins Two, Loses Two




A Hilltop runner steals second as Pettisville's Cam Norris can't tag the Cadet in time. The Birds won a 10-0 five-inning shutout, Thursday, May 2.– photo by Mary Huber

A Hilltop runner steals second as Pettisville’s Cam Norris can’t tag the Cadet in time. The Birds won a 10-0 five-inning shutout, Thursday, May 2.– photo by Mary Huber

The Pettisville baseball team picked up a pair of wins and lost a pair last week.

The Birds opened the week with a Buckeye Border Conference loss at North Central. PHS hosted Stryker and Hilltop and won both BBC contests, then finished the week with a non-league loss at Edgerton.

Pettisville is 6-8, 5-2 BBC.

Edgerton 11, PHS 1

Pettisville traveled to Edgerton, Friday, May 3 and suffered an 11-1 defeat in five innings.

Edgerton (13-7) scored in every inning and pounded out 11 hits.

The Blackbirds mustered just three hits. Cam Norris hit a single and double, and Eli King had a single.

Noah Miller suffered the loss on the mound, giving up six runs on nine hits, striking out two, and walking one.

PHS 10, Hilltop 0

Pettisville hosted Hilltop (5-9, 2-5 BBC) in a BBC contest, Thursday, May 2, and came away with a 10-0 fiveinning victory.

The Birds started fast and never looked back, scoring four runs in the first inning, two in the second, and four more in the third.

Tate Kauffman recorded the win. In five innings he gave up four hits, struck out six, and walked none.

At the plate the Blackbirds had eight hits. Kauffman and Miller each went 2-2, and Norris hit a single and a double. Logan Nofziger and Eli King each hit singles.

PHS 10, Stryker 0

Pettisville shut out Stryker (3-6, 2-3 BBC) 10-0 in a BBC contest, Tuesday, April 30, at Pettisville, in five innings.

Alex Roth recorded the win. In five innings he gave up just two hits, struck out six, and walked none.

The Birds had eight hits. Dustin Nofziger went 2-3 with a double and four runs batted in. Jacob Roth had a double. A. Roth, Miller, L. Nofziger, Evan King, and Eli King all singled.

North Central 4, PHS 3

The Eagles slipped by the Blackbirds 4-3, Monday, April 29, in BBC action at North Central.

After two scoreless innings the Birds scored once in the third, but the Eagles scored four times in the bottom half of the inning for a 4-1 lead.

The Birds scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings, but came up one run short.

North Central (11-6, 6-1 BBC) had only one hit in the game, while PHS had four.

Norris suffered the loss. In five innings he gave up four runs on one hit, struck out seven, and walked five.

At the plate, A. Roth, J. Roth and Kauffman each hit RBI singles.


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