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Tough Week For PHS Baseball




Jacob Roth walked, then stole second, and scored on a single in Pettisville's non-league game with Edgerton, Friday, April 27.– photo by Mario Gomez

Jacob Roth walked, then stole second, and scored on a single in Pettisville’s non-league game with Edgerton, Friday, April 27.– photo by Mario Gomez

The Pettisville baseball team had a tough week on the diamond, suffering four straight losses.

In non-league action, Pettisville fell to Liberty Center and Edgerton.

In Buckeye Border Conference contests, PHS fell to Hilltop and North Central.

The Blackbirds stand 6-14, 3-5 BBC. NC 18, PHS 1

Pettisville hosted the Eagles, Monday, April 23, and suffered an 18-1 defeat. Giving up 16 hits, the Birds had just three.

Logan Nofziger and Tate Kauffman each had a single; Kauffman had a run batted in.

Alex Roth suffered the loss, giving up 14 runs (11 earned) on 12 hits, striking out four, and walking four in 4 2/3 innings.

The two squads were scoreless after the first inning.

The Eagles (14-2, 6-1 BBC) crossed the plate five times in the top of the second.

Pettisville had its lone run in the bottom half of the second while the Eagles added three runs in the fourth and 10 in the fifth. LC 4, PHS 3

Noah Miller delivers a pitch against Edgerton.– photo by Mario Gomez

Noah Miller delivers a pitch against Edgerton.– photo by Mario Gomez

Holding a 3-1 lead going into the bottom of the sixth inning, the Blackbirds couldn’t hold on against the Tigers, Tuesday, April 24, at LC.

LC (5-11) tallied three runs in the bottom of the sixth to edge the Blackbirds 4-3.

Travis Beck suffered the loss, giving up four runs on four hits, striking out two, and walking three in six innings.

At the plate, Cam Norris went 2-3, including a double. Tanner Rufenacht had an RBI single. Hilltop 5, PHS 0

The Cadets (6-11, 4-4 BBC) shut out the Blackbirds, Thursday, April 26, at Hilltop.

PHS mustered just one hit.

Norris suffered the loss on the mound. In five innings he gave up four runs (two earned) on four hits, struck out two, and walked seven. Edgerton 11, PHS 4

Pettisville hosted the Bulldogs (9-10), Friday, April 27, and suffered its seventh straight loss 11-4.

The Birds banged out 10 hits.

Zach Pursel went 2-4, including a double; Nofziger, 2-4; and Eli King, 2-4, RBI.

Noah Miller recorded the loss. In 2 1/3 innings he gave up five runs (three earned) on seven hits.


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