LIMA — Lima Central Catholic fell behind 5-0 in the first three innings of its ACME summer baseball encounter with Jefferson on a hot Tuesday evening at Players Field.
The Thunderbirds won the final four innings by 10 runs and finished up a 10-5 victory.
The Wildcats (5-4) scored in the top of the first against Thunderbird starter Sam Huffman without benefit of a hit. Tyler Wrasman (2-for-4, 2 runs scored) led off with a ground ball that was booted. Back-to-back walks to Austin Jettinghoff and Zach Kimmett loaded the bases. An out later, Seth Wollenhaupt walked to force Wrasman home. Tyler Rice tried to bunt but forced Jettinghoff at second. Zavier Buzard was hit by a pitch to plate Kimmett for a 2-0 edge.
Delphos starter Andrew Kortokrax (4 innings pitched, 3 hits, 1 earned run, 5 Ks) gave up a 1-out blooper between second and center field to Nick Watkins in the first.
The Wildcats made it 3-0 against reliever Jamal Hairston (4 IPs, 6 hits, 3 earned runs, 2 walks, 1 strikeout) in the second. With one down, Wrasman beat out an infield hit to deep short. Running on the next at-bat, he avoided being forced at second as Jettinghoff bounced out to short. A wild pitch put Wrasman at third and he scored as Kimmett chopped one into left. A wild toss put him at second and Kortokrax walked. However, those two became part of the nine Wildcats left on base.
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