Tancs defeat Troy 12-9

Ryan Tanto delivers a first inning pitch against Troy.

Second baseman Noah Birdsall prepares to throw a Troy batter out at first.

Collin Hobert scores in the top of the third inning.

Austin Kossoudji motors into third base against Troy.

Justin Schuh gets tagged out trying to steal second in the top of the first inning.

TROY — In an ACME Baseball slugfest Monday at Troy’s North Market Street Ball Fields, the Northmont Tancs scored a 12-9 victory over the Troy Trojans to improve to 9-2 overall. The game saw a total of 17 hits generated by the two teams.

Troy took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning with a single and a stolen base followed by a single to score the runner from second.

Northmont took a 5-1 lead in the top of the third inning. Justin Schuh led off with a single and advanced to second on a single by Collin Hobert. Schuh advanced to third on a passed ball. Schuh and Hobert both scored on a single by Ryan Tanto. Dylan Guth singled and Doug Bauser got on board via and error which also allowed Tanto to score with Guth advancing to third and Bauser to second. Austin Kossoudji then belted a double to score Guth and Bauser.

Troy scored one run in the third, fifth and seventh innings and four runs in the bottom of the sixth, but the Tancs added five runs in the top of the sixth and two in the seventh. Leading 10-8 in the top of the seventh Kossoudji led off with a double and scored on a single by Jonathon Eber. Carson Wagoner reached first on a fielder’s choice with Eber out at second. Schuh followed with a single to drive-in Wagoner.

Troy got one run in the bottom of the seventh but Dylan Guth recorded back-to-back strikeouts to preserve the victory.

Starting pitcher Ryan Tanto pitched 2 and 1/3 innings, surrendered two hits, walked four, struck out two and got tagged for three earned runs. Collin Hobert earned the win in middle relief by pitching 2 and 2/3 innings. Hobert struck out five, walked one, and allowed no hits. Guth earned the save in two innings of work with three strikeouts, two walks, and allowed four hits.

Schuh led the Tancs’ attack by going 3 for 4 with two runs and one run batted in (RBI). Kossoudji went 2 for 4, scored twice and had two RBI. Noah Birdsall went 1 for 2. Hobert went 1 for 5 with one run and one RBI. Tanto went 1 for 2 with one run and two RBI. Adam Bendinelli went 1 for 2 with one RBI. Guth went 1 for 3 and scored one run. Bauser went 1 for 4 and Eber went 1 for 2 with one RBI.

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June 23 the Tancs travel to Bellbrook for a 6 p.m. contest, play at Troy against the Bombers at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, host Greenville on Thursday at 6:15 p.m., play at Miami East on Friday at 6:15 p.m. and host the Trojans on Saturday for doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m.

Monday the Tancs play at Fairmont then host Fairmont on Tuesday and conclude regular season play on July 2 at home against Bellefontaine. All three games start at 6:15 p.m.

ACME Baseball Congress exists to provide high school baseball players, coaches and teams an opportunity to continue to play competitive organized baseball after the high school season ends. ACME Baseball promotes, governs, and conducts baseball in the summer for high schools under the National Federation of State High School Athletic Associations. The Ohio High School Athletic Association places limits on their member regarding coaching after their season is completed. However, with the cooperation from your community by way of sponsorship and outside sources for coaches, your high school baseball players and team can continue meaningful play thus extending your accomplishments from the spring, and in preparation for the next season. The ACME season is designed for play to commence at the conclusion of the high school season and culminate with the ACME State Tournament in early July each year.