Tancs sweep doubleheader

Austin Kossoudji struck out nine against the Troy Bombers in game two of a doubleheader Saturday at Northmont High School.

Third baseman Ryan Tanto prepares to throw a batter out at first.

Doug Bauser scores during the Northmont Tancs 6-3 victory over the Troy Bombers.

CLAYTON — Northmont’s ACME summer baseball team, known as the Tancs, swept a doubleheader Saturday from the Troy Bombers American Legion team.

The Tancs won the first game 7-5 with pitcher Gage Beireis picking up the win. Beireis struck out two and issued three walks. Starting pitcher Ryan Tanto struck out three and walked three. Noah Birdsall earned the save.

Leading the offense was Austin Kossoudji who went 3 for 3 with two RBI, Dylan Guth 2 for 2 with one RBI and Justin Schuh 2 for 4.

Game two saw Northmont emerge with a 6-3 victory. Kossoudji pitched 4 and 2/3 innings to earn the victory. He struck out nine and walked five. He also helped his own cause by going 2 for 3 at the plate with a triple and one RBI.

Seth Oberer earned the save by pitching 2 and 1/3 innings with one strikeout.

Doug Bauser went 2 for 3 with one RBI, Gage Beireis went 2 for 2 with one RBI and Jonathan Eber hit a double and had two RBI.

With the doubleheader sweep Northmont improved to 11-2 overall.

“Our team is progressing well for only having one practice before the start of the season and one other practice under its belt,” said Coach Gerald Rosendahl. “We still lack discipline and are swinging at bad pitches, but the players are communicating well in the field and are starting to play better as a team.”

The Tancs are scheduled to play at home against Greenville on Tuesday, June 16, host Butler on Wednesday, play at Xenia on Thursday, and return home on Friday to face Tipp City. Weekday games start at 6:15 p.m. at the Northmont High School ball diamond. Saturday the Tancs are scheduled to host Troy at 11 a.m. and then travel to Troy on Monday, play at Bellbrook on June 23 and play at Troy against the Bombers on June 24.