Nordonia used a six-run fourth inning to upend Stow-Munroe Falls on Wednesday. The victory over the Bulldogs was also Coach Hoisington’s 100th victory as a head coach. The Bulldogs captured the lead in the first inning. Eric Schilling’s sac fly scored one run for Stow-Munroe Falls. After tacking on runs in the next two innings, Stow led 3-0 going into the fourth.
Nordonia took the lead with six runs in the fourth inning. Evan Bainbridge induced Mike Hamrick to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored, Bainbridge walked Nathan O’Donnell to bring in a run. After a pitching change, Brendan O’Donnell singled off of Brett Rhodes, driving in two runs, and Peter Toula doubled off of Rhodes, driving in the final two runs of the inning. The Knights would put two more runs on the board in the sixth and one more run in the seventh.
Kyle Seither (2-0) earned the win for Nordonia. He went five innings, allowing four runs, eight hits, and striking out one. Bainbridge took the loss for Stow-Munroe Falls. He pitched three and a third innings, surrendering five runs, two hits, and striking out four.
O’Donnell, Trey Crockett, and Toula each drove in two runs to lead Nordonia at the plate. The Knights will play five games (four Suburban League contests) this week starting today at home against the Brecksville Bees. First pitch is slated for 4:30 pm.