Hayes’ Jacob Bosiokovic is a pretty good baseball player … just ask Thomas Worthington.
The Pacer senior standout and Ohio State recruit put Tuesday’s non-league game in Worthington to bed early, connecting on a grand slam in the second inning — part of a five-run frame — to give his team a quick lead it parlayed into a 9-1 win.
And Bosiokovic was just getting warmed up. After Hayes added another run in the third, he hammered a solo homer in the fourth before crushing another solo blast in the sixth. The three-homer game pushed his season total to seven while his six RBIs gave him 25 this spring.
The Pacers added a single tally in the seventh while the Cardinals scored their only run in the bottom half to smooth out the scoring summary.
Kenton Ulmer joined Bosiokovic on Hayes’ list of offensive standouts, closing a perfect 3-for-3 from the plate with a double and an RBI. Conner Ulmer, Tyler Kidd and Alex Rafeld also had hits in the win.
Greg Suber, meanwhile, was solid on the mound, tossing all seven innings while striking out two, walking one and allowing just four hits in the complete-game win.
Buckeye Valley 6, Pleasant 4
The Barons polished off a Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference win Tuesday in Pleasant, completing a game that was suspended by rain earlier in the spring.
Buckeye Valley was up 4-1 when the game was halted in the third, and picked up right where it left off when play resumed, adding two runs in the fifth before Pleasant plated three in the seventh to account for the final margin.
Kyle Whetro had a three-run homer in the win while A.J. Veach and Nick Sheehan had RBI hits.
R.J. Oberle, who started Tuesday’s continuation, was credited with the win, improving to 5-1 on the mound this season. He had a no-hitter heading into the seventh before allowing a pair of hits. He struck out three and walked just one.