Prep Baseball Report

PBR Spotlight Game: No. 8 Archbold (D-III) at No. 4 Bryan (D-II)

By Dylan Hefflinger
PBR Ohio Senior Writer/Northwest Scout

Bryan, OH - When you bring together two rivals from the Northwest Ohio Athletic League, you know there is a chance that you could see a classic, No. 4 Bryan (D-II) and No. 8 Archbold (D-III) provided a nine inning thriller on a beautiful Friday night. The Golden Bears defeated the Streaks by a final score of 4-3.

Bailey Martin vs Archbold

In the ninth inning, Archbold (4-2) jumped ahead of Bryan 3-2 as senior Chandler Wyse led off the frame with a single, scoring on three errors by Bryan in the top of the frame.

Bryan (3-1) answered with two in the bottom of the ninth. With junior Kyle Rupp on first, senior Austin Martin laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance Rupp to second. After a walk, junior Nate Rau reached on a fielders choice to put runners on first and third.

With two outs and talented sophomore Deylen Miley up to the plate, it looked as though Archbold's starter, Tyson Schnitkey (Dayton commit) induced a game-ending groundball, but a misplay at first base allowed Rupp to score and put runners on first and third.

With unsigned senior Jordan Bostater coming to the plate, the Blue Streaks elected to intentionally walk the third baseman to load the bases and bring to the plate junior Bailey Martin (Bryan's starting pitcher on the day, pictured left). On a one-two pitch with two outs, the right-handed hitter blooped a walk-off single to short right-center to give the Golden Bears a 4-3 win over arch-rival Archbold.

Notable performances in the game:

Bailey Martin (ranked number 124 in the 2015 class) went 5.1 innings allowing one run on four hits, seven walks and two HBP while striking out five. The righty threw 106 pitches in the game. Martin also had two singles including the walk-off in the ninth.

Tyson Schnitkey vs Bryan

Tyson Schnitkey (ranked number 46 in the 2014 class, pictured right) went 8+ innings allowing four runs on seven hits, three walks and two HBP while striking out six. The lanky righty threw 111 pitches.

Nate Rau (ranked number 124 in the 2015 class) went 2-for-5 with two singles and scored the winning run. In the field Rau made a couple of plays to prevent runs as Archbold stranded 14 baserunners on the day.

Deylen Miley (ranked number 29 in the 2016 class) went 2-for-5 with two singles. Miley also has been dominant on the mound this season.

Derek Knisely (ranked number 139 in the 2015 class) went 1-for-3 with a single and walk while doing a good job defensively as the Golden Bears catcher.

Kyle Rupp (junior) picked up the win on the mound, going 4.1 innings allowing two runs on one hit, one walk and a HBP while striking out four.

Jase Grosjean (unsigned senior centerfielder) went 0-for-2 with three walks out of the leadoff spot for Archbold.

Micah Bernath (sophomore, two-hole hitting MIF) went 3-for-5 with three singles and a run scored.

To view scouting notes about Martin, Miley, Rau, Knisely, Rupp, Schnitkey and Grosjean as well as games across Ohio, please visit the Ohio High School Scouting Blog. The blog gets updated throughout the week.

To discuss this game, please visit our partner JJHuddle.


Archbold 001  000  101 - 3  5

Bryan      110  000  002 - 4  5

Records: Bryan 3-1, Archbold 4-2.

Winning pitcher: Kyle Rupp (3.2 innings, 2 runs, 1 hit, 4 strikeouts, 1 walk). Other: Bailey Martin (5.1 innings, 1 run, 4 hits, 5 strikeouts, 7 walks, 2 HBP).

Losing pitcher: Tyson Schnitkey (8+ innings, 4 runs, 7 hits, 6 strikeouts, 3 walks, 2 HBP).