The Piqua baseball team dropped two games to Troy in GWOC North play.
On Monday, Piqua lost 2-0 to Troy and left eight runners on base.
Brandon Wright was a hard-luck loser, pitching a four-hitter, striking out five and walking one.
Troy scored both runs in the first and neither was earned.
Ethan Garland and Noah Lyman had singles for Piqua.
At Hardman Field Tuesday, Piqua lost 8-1 to Troy.
Derek Hite, Logan Harris and Zach Luttrell combined on a 12-hitter, striking out five and walking one.
Lyman was 2-for-3 with a double for Piqua. Travis Smith had a triple and scored Piqua’s only run and Derrick Gullett had a single.
BOTKINS — Lehman upped its record on the year to 16-1 with a win over Botkins by a deceiving final score of 12-1 in action on Monday at Botkins.
Botkins, now even on the year at 9-9, trailed the Cavaliers just 5-1 after five innings, but Lehman exploded for seven in the top of the seventh to put it away.
Dylan Arnold led the Cavaliers’ 10-hit attack with a double and two singles in four trips. Nate Bosway and Owen Smith both doubled.
Lehman went with its ace, Parker Riley, and he shut the Trojans down on four hits.
WEST MILTON — Levi Booher pitched a complete game and drove in two runs, and the Milton-Union Bulldogs held off visiting Miami East on Senior Night for a 6-3 victory Monday night.
Jacob Arthur was 2-for-3 with an RBI, Austin Rutledge was 2-for-2 and Brandon Wilson drove in a run for the Vikings.
HOUSTON — Russia broke open a tight game with three big innings in a row in a 14-2 victory over Houston in County play Monday night.
Russia goes to 11-8 on the year and Houston is now 11-10.
Russia led 3-1 after three innings, but put up three in the fourth, and four in both the fifth and sixth innings to turn it into a run-rule verdict.
Zach Sherman had a big day for the Raiders, with three doubles in four trips and two runs scored. Drew Sherman had a double and scored three times.
For Houston, Dylan Hensley had a double.
WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union softball team’s seniors had a solid day Monday as the Bulldogs defeated the Miami East Vikings 3-1 on Senior Day.
Alyssa Francis drove in the Vikings’ lone run of the game in the top of the first inning as Milton-Union outhit Miami East 13-6 in the game.
win in six
ANSONIA — The Newton Indians hammered out 16 hits Tuesday, routing Cross County Conference foe Ansonia 11-1 in six innings at Ansonia.
Maddie Mollette was 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs, Laura Oaks was 3-for-4 with an RBI, Haley Pack and Kacie Tackett each went 2-for-4 with an RBI, McKell Deaton was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs and Kristen Rappold had three RBIs.
Rappold also got the win, striking out six, walking one and giving up three hits and no runs in three innings of work.
Newton hosts Bethel for Senior Night Thursday.
big bat for Russia
HOUSTON — The Russia Lady Raiders, behind the hitting of Maria Herron, tightened up the County softball race Monday by handing the Houston Lady Wildcats their first league setback of the season, 7-2 in action at Houston.
The loss left Houston at 7-1 in the County and now just one game ahead of the Lady Raiders, who are 6-2. Fort Loramie is 7-2 in the league.
Overall, Houston is 12-6 and Russia 13-7.
Russia led 1-0 heading to the third, then tacked on five more runs to open up an insurmountable lead.
Herron had three hits, and two of them were solo home runs for Russia. She also drove in three runs. Claudia Counts and Jenna Cordonnier each added two hits.
For Houston, Macey Stang belted a solo home run and Emilee Foster singled and doubled.
Piqua junior JJ Rohrbach picked up his fourth straight win as the Indians swept the singles matches in a 3-2 win over Stebbins.
Tyler Lavey won 6-1, 6-1; Josh Hanes won 6-1, 7-5; and JJ Rohrbach won 6-1, 6-4.
In doubles, Sean Hatke and Brendan Tisher lost 6-4, 6-4; and Emily Williams and Brad McPherson lost 6-3, 7-6 (7-2).
Cameron Ashton and Abby Rudd won an exhibition doubles match 3-6, 6-4, 10-2.
The Lehman tennis team recoded a 3-2 win over Sidney.
“Absolutely by far our biggest win of the season in a huge rivalry match,” Lehman coach Tim Ungericht said. “Big wins from Griffin (West) and Will (Hoersten) over solid singles players. And a big clinching win by Sam (Ritze) and Malachi (Bezy) at first doubles. Our team was very strong mentality when it counted the most tonight. That’s a great sign heading into sectionals next week.”
West (defeated Zach Darden 6-3,4-6, 7-6 (7-1); Ryan Goettemoeller lost to Dylan Vonderhuevel 6-1, 6-3; and Hoersten (defeated Diachi Urata 6-2, 6-3.
In doubles, Ritze and Bezy defeated Connor Armstrong and Micheal Ferree 5-7, 7-5, 7-5; and Josh Armstrong and Sean Toner lost to Logan Searcy and Derek Brady 6-1, 6-2.
Lehman is now 4-8 on the season.