Ohio High School Baseball - Dover holds off ClaymontMay 10, 2012: Uhrichsville, OH 44683
The Dover Tornadoes (Dover, OH) baseball the host Claymont Mustangs (Uhrichsville, OH), 9-5 in Thursday's non-league contest.
The Mustangs now sport a 1-6 record.
ZANESVILLE - Dover erupted for six runs in the top of the third inning en route to a 9-5 win over East Central Ohio League foe Claymont for the Division II sectional baseball championship at Gant Municipal Stadium in Zanesville on Thursday night.
The Tornadoes improved to 14-10 on the season and will play Steubenville or Edison in a one-game district tournament at River View at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Claymont (11-11) led 1-0, but Dover was able to come out on top in the rubber game of the series. Claymont won 6-5 at Uhrichsville and Dover mercied the Mustangs 12-1 at Dover City Park in the first two meetings. Trailing 1-0, Taylor Koop tied the game with an RBI single and Logan Maholm followed with an RBI hit to give Dover a 2-1 lead. Derik Swinderman added a two-run single and the Tornadoes tacked on two more runs to complete the uprising.
Trailing 9-1, Claymont made things interesting by scoring four times in the bottom of the sixth.