FORT RECOVERY — The Indian offense was dormant. It needed to be on top of its game against the ranked Cavaliers.

Fort Recovery High School’s baseball team managed just one hit in a 5-0 loss to the Division III No. 9 Coldwater Cavaliers on Tuesday.

Coldwater, which is defending its 2019 state championship, kept the top spot in the Midwest Athletic Conference as it improved to 13-4 (5-0 MAC). Fort Recovery, meanwhile, dropped to 4-9 (2-3 MAC).

The Cavaliers jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the third inning, then added three more in the fifth.

Riley Will was the lone Indian to get a hit off Coldwater pitcher Reece Dellinger. Will singled with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to end Dellinger’s bid for a perfect game. Dellinger struck out 13 Indians and didn’t issue a walk.

Dillan Evers suffered the loss, allowing four runs — three earned — on three hits. He struck out one and walked a pair.



Indians fall in extras

COLDWATER, Ohio — A single with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning handed the Fort Recovery softball team a 4-3 loss to the Coldwater Cavaliers on Tuesday.

The loss is the sixth straight for the Indians, who dip to 11-9 on the year and 1-2 in Midwest Athletic Conference play. Coldwater improved to 13-5 (4-1 MAC).

Fort Recovery built a lead with a single run in each of the second, third and sixth innings, but Coldwater responded by tying the game with three runs in the bottom of the sixth. The Indian offense stalled after that, going down in order in each of the seventh and eighth frames.

Jackie Homan and Sophie Pearson both had a single and an RBI for the Indians, who also got hits from Brenna Homan and Chloey Grisez.

Jackie Homan was charged with the loss, allowing three earned runs on five hits with seven strikeouts and a walk in six innings.