Archbold, OH

Pony League

Archbold Pony Leaguers recently won the Defiance 13-14- year-old tourney.

The tourney consisted of pool play followed by a single elimination tournament. The Streaks lost to Tinora and defeated the Defiance Colt team in pool play. Archbold then defeated Fairview, Tinora, and Anthony Wayne to claim the tourney title.

Tinora 2, Archbold 0

The Archbold bats were silenced by good pitching as Tinora prevailed 2-0.

Zeb Frank and Tyson Dietrich collected the only Streak hits. Taylor Price and Dietrich gave up only five hits. The two combined to strike out nine Rams while walking four.

The two Tinora runs came with two outs in the sixth inning on a triple down the rightfi eld line.

Archbold 12, Defiance Colts 2

The Streaks bounced back with an easy win over the Defi- ance Colts.

Zach Driver led Archbold with two hits; Kolin Schilt and Jonny Lantz each drove in three runs.

The Streaks took a 1-0 lead after two and broke the game open with four runs in the fourth and seven in the fifth.

Schilt, Michael Walker, Lantz, and Frank all pitched and combined for a one-hitter.

The Bulldogs struck out five times.

Archbold 2, Fairview 1

Archbold began the singleelimination portion of the tourney with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Apaches.

The Streaks struck first with a run in the second on a twoout run-batted-in single by Walker.

Driver scored what turned out to be the game-winning run on a wild pitch in the fourth. He had reached base after doubling and advanced to third on Walker’s single.

The Apaches scored in the fifth after collecting a leadoff triple that was followed by a single.

Price pitched four shutout innings while giving up three hits and striking out six. Dietrich pitched the final three innings and gave up one run on three hits while striking out four.

Archbold 2, Tinora 1

The Streaks got a rematch with Tinora in the semifinals and avenged their only loss of the tourney by winning another 2-1 contest.

Archbold collected both runs in the fourth. Zach Short led with a walk and stole second. Frank singled, advancing Short to third. Frank stole second after one Streak batter was retired.

Dietrich hit a sacrifice fly to center field, driving in the first run. Driver knocked in the second run with a double.

The Rams scored their lone run in the sixth inning.

Dietrich, Schilt, and Price pitched, limiting Tinora to four hits while striking out eight.

Archbold 8, Anthony Wayne 7

Archbold capture what is believed to be its second championship since it began playing in the tourney.

It was a hard-earned win as the Streaks rallied from a 5-0 deficit.

Archbold struck for three runs in the fourth to cut the deficit to 5-3. A Lantz single drove Driver home, who had doubled to start the inning. Following a Walker single, Price hit a tworun double.

The Streaks took their first lead with a three-run fifth inning. Danny Young reached base on an error and stole second. Frank singled home Young and later scored on an RBI single by Driver. Lantz then singled to bring home the third run of the inning and give Archbold a 6-5 lead.

The Streaks took a 7-5 lead thanks to an RBI single by Short, which scored Price.

The Generals rallied for two runs to tie the game in the top of the seventh before Archbold could retire the side.

Frank led off the bottom of the seventh and drew a walk. After stealing second, he was driven home by a Dietrich hit.

Price and Frank led the way with three hits each. Lantz had two. Walker, Lantz, Frank, and Dietrich all pitched.

The championship was made official after Jeff Brunswick, coach, got a sports drink bath from the team.

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