Tigers, Rockets, Lions win baseball tourney openers

Bethel-Tate rallied to defeat Purcell Marian 7-6 Price gave up just four hits to the Cavaliers to gain the win on the mound. Austin Newman, Tommy Galea, and Spencer Sutter each had two hits and Sipos had two runs batted in (RBI) for the Tigers.

Clermont Northeastern ran down Roger Bacon 3-1 paced by Seth Varner’s four-hit, nine strikeout effort on the mound. Justin Messinger earned the save. Tyler Sanders and Graham Nash each had two hits for the Rockets.

New Richmond knocked out Goshen 6-2. Josh Erdman was the winning pitcher and Billy Whitacre was the loser. Erdman assisted his own cause by homering among three hits and had three RBI, Andy Piper, Jake Wilson, and Steven Binder all had two hits apiece. For the Warriors, Aaron Rogers had two base knocks.

Amelia was defeated by Sycamore 7-2. Spencer Cox was the losing pitcher and the Barons’ leading hitter getting two hits.