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Pettisville Baseball Wins Two Of Three




Clay Norris goes to bat for the Blackbirds.- photo by Scott Schultz

Clay Norris goes to bat for the Blackbirds.- photo by Scott Schultz

The Pettisville baseball team defeated Edon 1-0 in a Buckeye Border Conference game, Monday, April 21.

The Birds fell to Montpelier 7-6, Tuesday, April 22.

PHS bats exploded for 16 runs in a 16-1 BBC victory at North Central, Thursday, April 24.

The Birds stand 3-7, 3-0 BBC.

PHS 1, Edon 0

Quinn Nofziger picked up the win, going the distance and giving up just two hits, striking out eight, and walking three.

The Birds scattered nine hits, with Josh Bruner and Jordan Klopfenstein each going 1/3 with Bruner adding one run batted in. Aaron Rupp went 1/2.

Montpelier 7, PHS 6

The Locos tallied four runs in the bottom of the first and three more in the third.

The Birds picked up two runs in the top of the second and rallied for four more in the fifth to fall short by one run.

Klopfenstein suffered the loss, going 3 2/3 innings.

He gave up seven runs on nine hits, struck out three and walked four.

Josh Bruner led PHS at the plate, going 2/4 with a double. Andy Switzer went 2/3 with 1 RBI. Klopfenstein went 1/4 and 2 RBIs.

PHS 16, NC 1

Leading 5-1 after four innings, the Birds crossed the plate 11 times in the fifth for the 16-1 five-inning victory.

Logan Frey was the winning pitcher. He threw all five innings and allowed one run on three hits, struck out three, and walked one.

The Eagles committed seven errors and allowed six hits.

Bruner was 2/4 at the plate, including a double and 3 RBIs. Harris King was 2/2, 1 RBI; Switzer, 2/2, 2 RBIs; Frey, 1/2, 3 RBIs; Aaron Rupp, 1/2, 1 RBI.

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