NEW PARIS — After a defeat at the hands of Bethel last week, reigning Cross County Conference champion Miami East needed a little help as well as to take care of its own business.
It got the help when National Trail knocked off Bethel the following day last week, and Wednesday the Vikings made good on their end, shutting down the Blazers for a crucial 7-1 CCC victory on the road.
Brandon Kirk threw a three-hit gem on the mound, striking out seven and walking three. He was also 2 for 5 at the plate with a double, Michael Fellers homered and drove in two runs, Braxton Donaldson tripled and Colton McKinney was 2 for 3 as the Vikings piled up 10 hits in the game.
Miami East improved to 7-2 overall with the win and travels to Tri-County North Friday for another big CCC showdown.
Waynesville 10, M-U 0
WAYNESVILLE — Waynesville, who is unbeaten in Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division play thus far, preserved its lead in the division and snapped Milton-Union’s two-game winning streak in the process, run-ruling the Bulldogs 10-0 Wednesday.
Chris Heisey had the only two hits of the game for Milton-Union (7-8, 5-5 SWBL Buckeye), which has already surpassed its win total of five for all of last season with a pair of wins on Monday and Tuesday. The Bulldogs travel to Bellbrook today.
Waynesville 6, M-U 2
WEST MILTON — After Wednesday, Milton-Union’s softball team may not control its own destiny in the Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division.
Waynesville jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning and held on from there, only allowing one Bulldog hit and handing Milton-Union a 6-2 loss Wednesday — the Bulldogs’ second of the week in division play.
After winning its first 11 games to start the season, Milton-Union has now dropped four of its last five to fall to 12-4 overall — but more importantly 8-2 in the SWBL Buckeye with only two games left to play. The Bulldogs still hold the edge if they can win out and get some help, though — thanks to rainouts, Waynesville is only 4-1 in the division and has plenty more chances to slip up.
Claire Fetters doubled for the Bulldogs’ only hit Wednesday.
“We just couldn’t get anything going,” Milton-Union coach Curt Schaefer.
Milton-Union faces Northridge Friday in one of its final two Buckeye Division games.
MINSTER — The Covington Buccaneers outhit Minster 9-6 Wednesday on the road, but Minster made the most of its chances in a 7-5 victory.
Morgan McReynolds was 3 for 4 with an RBI for Covington, which fell to 10-3 with the loss. Brooke Gostomsky was 2 for 4 with a double and Haley Adams tripled.
Covington travels to Twin Valley South Friday.
Lehman 5, SCC 0
SIDNEY — The Lehman tennis team bounced back from a defeat against Milton-Union earlier this week, shutting out Springfield Catholic Central 5-0 Wednesday.
At first singles, Sam Dean won 6-0, 6-1. At second singles, Thomas Covault won 6-1, 6-0. At third singles, Peter Comer won 6-1, 6-0.
At first doubles, Noah Dunn and Mitchell Shroyer won 6-0, 6-0. At second doubles, Josh West and Kevin McElroy won 6-1, 6-0.