COLDWATER — Marcel Blasingame fired a two-hit shutout with nine strikeouts and no walks as Coldwater defeated Wapakoneta 4-0 in a nonconference baseball game Monday.
Blasingame took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, when Garrett Siefring’s line-drive single to center field ended the bid.
Ryan Camper, who also reached on a hit-by-pitch in the fifth, added a seventh-inning single for the Redskin’ other hit.
Blasingame dominated Wapakoneta from the start by retiring 14 of the first 15 hitters he faced. During that span, the Redskins’ offense consisted of Cooper Talowsky going to first base on a hit-by-pitch in the first inning.
With two outs and WHS trailing 2-0 in the fifth, the Redskins put consecutive hitters on base for the first time in the game. Siefring singled and went to second after Camper was struck by a pitch, but Blasingame ended the frame with a strikeout.
The Cavaliers went ahead 4-0 in the fifth after a walk and a hit-by-pitch was followed by Reece Dellinger’s two-run single.
Coldwater manufactured a 1-0 first-inning lead when Zack McKibben led off with a double and came home on two consecutive groundouts.
It became 2-0 Cavaliers in the second inning as Justin Hartings began the frame with a single and McKibben followed with an RBI single.
Wapakoneta’s offense, which has been blanked in two consecutive games after a 3-0 loss at Indian Lake on Saturday, has been held scoreless for 15 straight innings.
Taylor Echols pitched six innings for the Redskins, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits with six strikeouts and two walks.
Blasingame and Echols combined to hit six batters in the game.