Colton Nealeigh's RBI single in the bottom of the seventh kept things going for the Port Clinton baseball team, but also kept visiting Edison reeling after the Redskins' 3-2 Sandusky Bay Conference win Friday in Port Clinton.
Derek Colston went the distance on the mound for Port Clinton (12-4, 4-1), striking out 15 batters to just one walk. He allowed five hits and one earned run, on a two-run home run by Edison's Brandon Tomson in the top of the second.
The Redskins also topped Edison on Thursday in a tight 6-4 win.
"That's two very well-played games by both teams," Port Clinton coach Tracy Bodi said. "I'm happy with the effort kids are giving, and we are just finding ways to win.
"Obviously it was a well-pitched game by Colston. 15 strikeouts makes it easy on the defense when you can do that."
Trey Gluth opened the seventh by reaching on an error, and Robert Fravel followed with a single and stolen base off Edison starter Ryan Reber (1-3). After an intentional walk to Cory Colston to load the bases, Nealeigh came through with the winning hit.
Edison fell to 8-8 overall and 3-3 in the SBC. The Chargers have lost four of their last five, three of which have come in the seventh inning.
"We are in a tough stretch right now, and we have to find ways to make plays early so we're not in an early hole," Edison coach Sean Hoover said. "The big difference again is three unearned runs. Ryan pitched great and didn't deserve to get a loss. We will find a way to turn this around and win close games at end of season."
Aside from Tomson, Edison got two singles from Tommy Gerbracht and a single each by Gurnack and Kumpula.
Meanwhile, Robert Fravel and Nealeigh were both 2 for 4 with an RBI for Port Clinton. Cory Colston added an RBI single for the Redskins, who suffered two big blows recently when it learned both Josh Graves (broken foot) and Addison Rospert (lacerated spleen) are out for the season.
Perkins 10, SMCC 0 (6 inn.)
At Sandusky, the Pirates scored four runs in the top of the first and never looked back in a six-inning win over host St. Mary Central Catholic at Dorn Park.
With the win, Perkins improved to 11-3 overall and 7-0 in the SBC while SMCC fell to 6-7, 1-4.
Seth Bryant had two hits and three RBIs while Josh Gerold had two hits and two RBIs. Cameron Waldock and Luke Fraley each had a hit and two RBIs while Joey Price had two hits, including the game's only extra-base hit with a triple. Tyler Mees also added two singles.
On the mound, Mike Ryerson improved to 2-1 after pitching five shutout innings while allowing five hits and striking out three with one walk. Fraley pitched a scoreless sixth inning.
Clyde 8, Huron 5
At Huron, the Fliers (7-8, 2-3 SBC) scored six runs in the first inning on two hits, three walks and four errors by the Huron defense.
Meanwhile, Huron (7-4, 3-2) left the bases loaded in the third and runners at second and third in the fifth.
"Clyde did a better job of taking advantage of our mistakes than we did," Huron coach Dustin Kastor said. "This was a game we should have won, but didn't play well enough to do it."
Ryan Pickett was 2 for 2 with two walks, a double and three RBIs for the Tigers while Troy Delamatre doubled, walked three times and drove in a run.