Richmond loses to St. C

EAST SPRINGFIELD — Post 740 continues to struggle at the plate.
One day after being shutout, Richmond was limited two runs while visiting St. Clairsville jumped out to an early lead and did not look back in an 8-2 win Friday.
“We’re just not hitting,” Richmond (6-15) head coach Sam Davis said. “We’re trying.”
St. Clairsville (7-4) outhit Richmond, 13-8.
“It was a good day,” Pot 159 head coach Mike Jacob said. “Our defense played well. Richmond always hits well. They hit well every time we play them. Even their outs were hard hit. We played well defensively, and we scored enough at the plate.”
Logan Nippert earned the win for St. Clairsville. Nipper struck out four while walking one.
“We got a good effort from our pitcher,” Jacob said. “Their guys hit the ball hard. That is a credit to their coaches. They are a good-hitting team.”
Offensively, a dozen of St. Clairsville’s 13 hits were singles.
Colton Richard recorded three singles and an RBI, Bailey McGrath tallied two singles and two RBI and Malik Gummer and Q.J. Williams each produced a single and two RBI.
Sammy Orr took the loss. Orr recorded three strikeouts while not issuing a free pass.
“Sammy pitched really well,” Davis said. “He pitched for us in spot duty. We were short on pitchers. I never dreamt he would throw the whole game. I’m happy with that. He has only pitched a few times for us this year.
“When you have guys step up like that and fill in, we have to make the plays behind him, and we did not. We also didn’t support him at the plate.
“We are in a bit of a drought right now. You’re going to have that. The kids are going to have work hard. They are working hard. We are going to come out of it and start hitting the ball. You’re not going to win too many games when you only score two runs.
“You have to give St. Clairsville credit.”
Seven of Richmond’s eight hits were singles. Storm Mohn recorded two singles and Josh Pasek produced a double.
St. Clairsville sent 10 batters to the plate in the top of the first inning as Post 159 plated four runs to take an early 4-0 lead.
“Getting out early was huge,” Jacob said. “Orr pitched well.”
Richmond attempted to answer in the bottom half of the inning, but Pasek was thrown out at the plate trying to score on a base hit by Mohn. Pasek led off the inning with a double.
The visitors tacked on another run in the second to increase their lead to 5-0.
Richmond got on the scoreboard in the second.
Tyler Krantz and Collin Scott collected back-to-back base hits, and Krantz scored on a groundout by Clay Woodward to cut Post 740’s deficit to 5-1. The hosts had a chance to tally another run, but Scott was tagged out trying to score on a fielders’ choice.
“We were trying to be aggressive,” Davis said. “They made a couple of nice throws. We are not going to stop being aggressive. We will always do that.”
Post 159 plated two more runs in the third to take a 7-1 lead.
Richmond recorded its second run of the game in the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Orr, and St. Clairsville capped the scoring with a run in the sixth.
Both teams are scheduled to play doubleheaders today on the road. St. Clairsville will play at 10 a.m. at Beverly/Lowell, while Richmond will play at noon at Alliance.
“It is a makeup,” Jacob said. “We have only played 11 games. We have had three or four games rained out.”

St. Clairsville 8, Richmond 2
St. Clairsville 412 001 0 — 8 13 1
Richmond 010 010 0 — 2 8 3
ST. CLAIRSVILLE (7-4): Nippert (WP, 4K, 1BB) and Curtin; McGrath 2S, 2RBI; Gummer S, D; Williams S, 2 RBI; Westlake S, RBI; Giffin S, RBI; Strama 3S; Richard 3S, RBI.
RICHMOND (6-15): Orr (WP, 3K, 0BB) and Skeeles; Pasek D; Wise S; Orr RBI; Mohn 2S; Krantz S; Scott S; Woodward RBI; Horan S.

Post 33 wins 2
CHILLICOTHE?– Post 33 defeated East Lansing 6-4 and host Chillicothe 10-5 Friday at the Chillicothe Tou9rnament Friday.
Steubenville takes on Sandusky (11:15 a.m.) and Waverly (4 p.m.) today. The final four teams play at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with the final at 1 p.m.
Post 33 overcame a 4-1 deficit with a five-run fifth inning.
Brenton Colabella singled three times. Brian Pierro and Lucas Herrington had a single and RBI, Kai McClurg a single and two RBIs and Pat Pizzoferrato a double and RBI.
Jimmy Panella earned the win.
Post 33 overcame a 5-0 deficit after a half-inning with sixth in the second for the Game 2 win.
Cole Yeater did not allow another run and earned the win.
Colabella had four singles and three RBIs. Pizzoferrato added two singles, a double and three RBIs. McClurg and Penalla each had a single and two RBI.

Steubenville 6, East Lansing 4
East Lansing 011 200 0 — 4 8 1
Steubenville 001 050 x — 6 16 1
EAST?LANSING:?Cole (LP, 3K, 1BB)?and Figlio; Kinney S, RBI.
STEUBENVILLE:?Panella (WP, 3K, 2BB)?and McClurg; Pierro S, RBI; Colabella 3S; Pizzoferrato D, RBI; Herrington S, RBI; McClugh S, 2RBI.

Steubenville 10, Chillicothe 5
Chillicothe 500 000 0 — 5 7 2
Steubenville 160 012 x — 10 12 2
CHILLICOTHE:?Sarver (LP, 2K, 1BB), Dunn (6, 0K, 0BB)?and Burr; Allen 2S, 2RBI; Sarver 2S, RBI; Duve 2S, 2RBI.
STEUBENVILLE:?Yeater (WP, 1K, 1BB)?and Ferguson, McClurg (3); Colabella 4S, 3RBI; Pizzoferrato 2S, D, 3RBI; McClurg S, 2RBI; Panella S, 2RBI; Pierro S, RBI; Mihalyo RBI; Linn S; Bolyog S.