Thursday, October 02, 2014

Meyer tosses no-hitter for Wellsville

By The Herald Staff | 4/23/2014

WELLSVILLE — The Wellsville High School baseball took firm control of the league race and got a couple of signature wins Tuesday at home against Iola.

Wellsville won 6-1 and 4-0. Luke Meyer tossed a no-hitter and hit two home runs in the nightcap. Meyer (4-0) had 11 strikeouts.

WELLSVILLE — The Wellsville High School baseball took firm control of the league race and got a couple of signature wins Tuesday at home against Iola.

Wellsville won 6-1 and 4-0. Luke Meyer tossed a no-hitter and hit two home runs in the nightcap. Meyer (4-0) had 11 strikeouts.

Shamus Kearney (5-0) gave up just four hits and had 12 strikeouts in the opener.

Trent Smith: 2-7, SB, RBI.

Shamus Kearney: 3-7  

Luke Meyer: 3-7, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs.

Mitch Huffman: 4-6, 4 RBIs

Andy Dougan: 4-9,2 DBL, 3 RBIs.

Shelton Breithaupt: 3-9, RBI.

Ottawa

The Cyclones are snakebitten. Ottawa was within one strike of snapping a five-game skid Monday at Spring Hill.

The Broncos came through with a key hit and nipped the Cyclones, 4-3. Spring Hill scored three runs in the seventh.

“We are lacking the two-out hits,” Ottawa coach Shawn Herrmann said. “That is killing us right now. We could not get a hit when we needed to. It is a game we needed to win.”

Nathan Roth went the distance on the hill.

Ottawa (2-6) plays 6 p.m. today against St. Thomas Aquinas.

West Franklin

West Franklin is starting to put all the phases together after sweeping Chase County Tuesday at home. The Falcons won 3-0 and 11-6.

The opener was a pitcher’s duel. Will Duda tossed a three-hitter in getting the win. He finished with nine strikeouts and has 17 strikeouts in two games.

Tate Jackson had two doubles and two RBIs. He was the winning pitcher in the nightcap. Oaklee Homer paced the offense with three RBIs. Emerson Reece had an RBI.

West Franklin (6-2) plays today  at home against Central Heights.

Central Heights

The Vikings were swept Tuesday by Prairie View at home. Central Heights lost 15-3 and 7-2.

“Our seniors are doing a good job at being leaders and trying to get the team going,” Central Heights coach Jason Brown said. “I appreciate their leadership that they are showing in these tough times for our team.”

Tristan Davis started on the mound, but the defense did not support him. Brown said he competed well.

Central Heights led 2-1 going into the seventh inning of the nightcap behind the pitching of Coby Robertson. The Vikings had three errors in the inning.

“He hit his spots and did everything in his power to help his team to win,” Brown said.

Davis, Merrick Brown and Ethan Shields had a hit and an RBI in the opener. Robertson had three hits in the nightcap. Merrick Brown had two hits and threw out five runners on the night.

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