JEWELL - Kadyn Radzik hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning to put Tinora on top to stay and the Rams avenged a Green Meadows Conference loss to Antwerp with a 10-2 non-league victory on Thursday.

After the Archers went on top 1-0 on a Chase Clark single and Luke Krouse RBI double in the top of the first, Tinora countered with a Nolan Schafer leadoff walk and Radzik home run to left. The Rams added an unearned run in the second before Antwerp countered with a Clark double and Krouse run-scoring single in the third.

However, Tinora tallied another unearned run in the fourth and then tacked on five in the fifth, four unearned, knocking out Antwerp starting pitcher Reid Lichty. The Rams then closed out the scoring with one more run in the sixth.

“The game started out the way we wanted and was close through the first three,” noted Antwerp head coach Zac Feasby, whose Archers defeated Tinora 9-8 earlier in the season in a GMC contest. “Although Reid gave up an early home run, I liked the way he battled back the rest of the game. We just made way too many defensive mistakes behind him.”

Five Antwerp errors proved too much to overcome against Tinora, the seventh-rated team in the state in Division III by Prep Baseball Report.

Krouse finished with a pair of singles, a double and two RBIs while Clark hit a single and double scoring both Antwerp runs. But the remainder of the lineup for the Archers could muster just one hit off of Tinora hurler Nolan Schafer, who tossed a six-hit complete game with eight strikeouts and one walk.

“We started out pretty good on offense, but when we got down our earlier line drives turned into flyouts because I think we were trying to do too much,” Feasby said.

The loss dropped the state’s seventh-rated team in Ohio in Division IV by Prep Baseball Report to 12-4 on the season, with the GMC finale on tap Friday against Fairview. A win and the Archers earn a share of the conference title with Wayne Trace and Tinora.

“Overall, I'm glad we played a quality opponent like Tinora to prepare for the tournament next week,” Feasby concluded.


Antwerp 101 000 0 - 2 6 5

Tinora 210 151 x - 10 9 1

Records: Tinora 16-3, Antwerp 12-4.

Winning pitcher: Nolan Schafer (7 innings, 2 runs, 6 hits, 8 strikeouts, 1 walk).

Losing pitcher: Reid Lichty (5 innings, 9 runs, 2 earned runs, 7 hits, 3 strikeouts, 2 walks). Other: Parker Moore (1 inning, 1 run, 2 hits, 0 strikeouts, 0 walks).

Leading hitters: (Antwerp) - Chase Clark single, double, 2 runs; Luke Krouse 2 singles, double, 2 RBIs; Reid Lichty single. (Tinora) - Nolan Schafer single, 3 runs. Kadyn Radzik home run, 2 RBIs; Cole Commisso 2 singles; Casen Wolfram single; Bryce Bailey single, 3 runs, 2 RBIs; Keegan Miles single, double, 2 RBIs; Tyler Wiekmen single.