Tanner Andrews retired a total of 19 batters — 15 via the swinging strikeout — as Class B’s second-ranked Asher topped No. 5 Leedey by a 4-2 count in eight innings Saturday.
Andrews (5-3) threw complete-game five-hitter, and he permitted only one walk in the process. He set down the bottom four in Leedey’s lineup a total of three times each.
Andrews was also a catalyst at the plate, joining teammates Trucker Lee and Philip Leon with a double each.
Caleb Dubler and Corey Holman each logged two singles.
The Indians went on Saturday to defeat host Okarche, 5-1. Tim Johnson (6-1) was the winning hurler, going five innings with one run on three hits, five strikeouts and two walks.
Caleb Dubler gave up one hits and fanned five in two innings of relief.
Johnson finished with three hits, including a double, and Sean Fleming — in his first at-bat after an injury left him sidelined for a few weeks — blasted a solo home run.
Asher, now 19-5, will go to Byng at 4:30 pm. Monday for one varsity game. The Indians will host a district tournament Thursday against New Lima and Calvin.
New Lima and Calvin will square off at 1 p.m. that day, and the loser will take on Asher at 3 p.m. The New Lima-Calvin winner will face Asher at 5 p.m.
Note: Report compiled by Jason Smith.