ST. HENRY, Ohio — It took the Indians six innings to match the Redskins’ first run. They didn’t get a chance to equal the second.

A walk-off walk scored the game-winning run as the Fort Recovery High School baseball team lost 2-1 in nine innings to the St. Henry Redskins.

The Indians have now lost four in a row and drop to 4-8 (2-1 Midwest Athletic Conference) while St. Henry improved to 5-8 (1-4 MAC).

A pair of walks and a dropped third strike loaded the bases for St. Henry in the bottom of the ninth inning. Troy Homan got a strikeout and induced an infield fly for the first two outs of the inning. Bryce Brookhart drew a seven-pitch walk to bring home the winning run.

After St. Henry scored a run in the bottom of the first inning, Fort Recovery tied the game in the sixth inning on a Kendrick Wendel double that scored Cobe Wendel. The Wendels accounted for the Indians’ only hits, and each team struck out 13 times.

Homan suffered the loss in his relief appearance after Daniel Patch went eight innings, scattering just two hits and allowing an unearned run. He struck out 11 and didn’t issue a walk on 98 pitches.



Rally falls short

FORT RECOVERY — The Fort Recovery softball team had a sixth-inning rally fall short in a 9-8 loss to St. Henry on Thursday.

Fort Recovery (11-7, 1-1 Midwest Athletic Conference) scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to tie the score at six-all, only to have St. Henry (6-11, 2-3 MAC) respond with three runs of their own in the top of the sixth.

The Indians scored twice in the home half of the frame, but left the potential tying run on the base paths. Fort Recovery wasn’t able to get a baserunner in the seventh.

Chloey Grisez led the Indians by going 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs. Brenna Homan and Sophie Pearson both had two hits, while Maddie Guggenbiller, Kensey Gaerke and Pearson each had RBIs.