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Blackbird catcher Justin Rupp makes the play on a sacrifice bunt against Stryker, Friday, April 29.– photo by Mario Gomez

Blackbird catcher Justin Rupp makes the play on a sacrifice bunt against Stryker, Friday, April 29.– photo by Mario Gomez

The Pettisville baseball team dropped four consecutive games last week to drop to 2-9, 2-5 in the Buckeye Border Conference.

Hilltop 7, PHS 2

Pettisville traveled to Hilltop (7-6, 4-1 BBC), Monday, April 25, and suffered a 7-2 BBC loss.

Hilltop scored four times in the first inning, and then added two in the second and one in the third.

Pettisville scored two runs in the fifth.

Christian Barhite suffered the loss, giving up seven runs on four hits, striking out six, and walking six.

Pettisville out-hit its host 5-4. John Rufenacht had two singles, while Barhite, Dillon King, and Austin Horning each had one.

LC 3, PHS 1

Pettisville committed six errors in its Tuesday, April 26, non-league contest at Liberty Center to lose 3-1.

The Tigers scored individual runs in the second, third, and fourth innings. PHS scored its only run in the fifth.

Each team garnered four hits. Barhite led the way for PHS with a single and a double. Rufenacht and King each singled.

Evan King suffered the loss, giving up three runs on four hits.

Stryker 1, PHS 0

Pettisville lost a 1-0 BBC nailbiter when the Birds hosted Stryker, Thursday, April 28.

After three scoreless innings, the Panthers scored the game’s lone run in the top of the fourth to pick up the win.

The Blackbirds out-hit the Panthers 3-2. Landon Roth, Justin Rupp, and D. King all singled.

Roth suffered the loss, giving up one run on two hits, striking out nine, and walking three.

Stryker 9, PHS 2

Pettisville traveled to Stryker, Friday, April 29, to face the Panthers again.

The Birds committed four errors and was out-hit 7-5 in a 9-2 loss.

Stryker improved to 11-2, 6-1 BBC, one game behind Edon (11-3, 7-0 BBC).

Barhite suffered the loss, giving up seven runs on five hits, striking out five, and walking four.

At the plate, Barhite recorded two singles. Rupp, D. King, and Roth each had one.


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