|Paulding advances, Archers out|
By KEVIN WANNEMACHER • Progress Sportswriter
Stryker got past Antwerp 4-1 in Division IV sectional baseball action in Williams County on Saturday.
The Panthers scored in the third to go in front 1-0 before Antwerp tied the game in the fourth as Tyler Messman scored. However, Stryker picked up two in the fifth and one in the sixth to seal the victory.
Messman had the lone hit for the Archers, a single. Colton Benson, Chad Ruffer and Zach Tingley each had two hits for Stryker while Dean Beamont, Brody Shock and Parker Ruffer picked up one hit each.
Derek Smalley took the loss for the local squad, allowing eight hits, two earned runs and six walks while fanning four in five innings of work. Kaden Brumett surrendered one hit, one unearned run and one walk in one inning of work. Ruffer recorded the win for Stryker, fanning 16 Archer hitters with three walks, one hit and an unearned run in a complete-game effort.
Antwerp fell to 5-15 on the season.
Paulding picked up a 9-8 win over Delphos Jefferson in Division III action on Saturday as the Panthers scored five times in the fifth to rally for the victory.
The maroon and white scored four times in the first before the Wildcats answered with three runs each in the first and second for a 6-4 lead. Delphos Jefferson picked up two more in the third to make it 8-4 before the Panthers rallied in the fifth to get the win.
Treston Gonzales got the win on the hill for Paulding, recording four strikeouts in two innings of work.
Kyle Kauser and Javier Gonzales each had a double for the Panther offense with Treston Gonzales adding three singles. Damon Egnor also had a single and a home run for Paulding.
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