BOWLING GREEN — Southview’s surprise run in the Ohio Division I baseball tournament came to an end Friday, one win short of a first trip for the Cougars to the state semifinals. North Royalton touched Cougars lefty starter Tyler Stambaugh for an unearned run in the third inning, added a run in the fourth, and Bears pitcher Noah Sasse escaped jams in four straight innings to survive for a 3-1 win over Southview (18-11) in a regional final played at Bowling Green’s Steller Field. PHOTO GALLERY
TIFFIN — State rules cap a high school pitcher at 10 innings over three days. Jordan Bostater reached that limit in two hours.The Bryan senior and his rubber right arm were resilient Friday, matching Bostater’s counterpart of Sandusky Perkins with one scoreless inning after another in a thrilling Division II regional final. It wasn’t enough, though, and Bryan’s unlikely excursion through the postseason is over one inning short of the state tournament. The Golden Bears never scored in 10 innings, losing 1-0.
HAMLER — Sometimes in baseball, all you can do is tip your hat. That was certainly the case in the Division IV regional final at Patrick Henry on Friday where Tinora put together an impressive 17-hit attack. The Rams hit the ball hard throughout and shutout host Patrick Henry 14-0 in a game shortened to five innings by the mercy rule.