BY ANDY ROWER | MIRROR SPORTS — Maumee’s baseball team split Northern Lakes League games with Southview and Bowling Green last week.
MHS 11, Southview 8
The Panthers began their latest stretch by holding the Cougars off for a three-run road victory on May 6.
Southview actually led 5-1 before Maumee scored four runs in the third inning and four more in the fifth.
The Panthers added additional runs in both the sixth and seventh stanzas, allowing them to keep their lead despite a two-run Cougars seventh.
Junior shortstop Zach Marvin provided Maumee’s main offensive spark on the evening by going 4-for-5 from the plate while racking up two triples, a double, three runs and five RBI.
Classmate and centerfielder Caden Brookshier added three more Panthers hits – including a pair of doubles, a walk, three runs and two RBI and senior second baseman Austin Pauken posted two hits, two runs, an RBI and a stolen base.
Maumee senior first baseman Even Barker (walk, RBI) also recorded a hit, senior leftfielder Adam Diegel and sophomore catcher Caleb Loboschefski (run) drew two walks apiece, senior outfielder R.J. Durliat and junior outfielder Michael Henry (two HBP) both scored runs and senior pitcher Matt Butler knocked in a run.
Butler threw the Panthers’ first two innings and surrendered four earned runs, Loboschefski earned the win after allowing two earned runs over four frames and Henry pitched a final scoreless stanza.
Connor Bush took the loss for Southview after giving up four earned runs on five hits and a walk over three innings and Logan Danzeisen paced the Cougars offense with a single, three walks, two runs and two RBI.
BG 17, MHS 2
Three days later, Maumee dropped to 8-13 (5-8 in league play) after suffering a 15-run loss to first-place Bowling Green.
The Bobcats scored in all five of their innings and took a 12-0 lead before the Panthers managed to get on the board in the fourth frame.
Kyle Jackson led BG’s offense by going 3-for-3 with a double, three runs, two RBI and a stolen base and the trio of Nick Foster (double, walk, three runs, RBI), Bryce Hoehner (run, two RBI) and Andrew Robinette (double, walk, run, two RBI) added two more hits each.
Lefty Luke Roberts earned the win for the Bobcats after allowing just one earned run on one hit and a walk over four strong innings and Christian Peek surrendered the other run on a hit and a walk during one stanza.
Butler took the loss after surrendering 10 earned runs on nine hits and four walks over 2.2 frames and Diegel, Barker and Brookshier combined to throw the final 2.1 innings.
Butler and senior outfielder Tyler Faulkner managed Maumee’s lone two hits on the night, Durliat walked and scored a run, Diegel also scored a run and Pauken and senior first baseman Justin Matcham both knocked in a run.