Jefferson explodes in
Miller City seemed to be in control through 5 2/3 innings Tuesday night at Wildcat Field in Delphos, leading 4-1. Jefferson, led by this home run by Zach Kimmett, rallied for a 13-run inning and settled for a 14-4 6-inning run-rule victory.
5th to rout Miller City
DELPHOS — Miller City’s baseball team seemed in control of the proceedings Tuesday night at windy Wildcat Field in Delphos, leading 4-1 with two down in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Then the roof caved in.
Led by home runs from seniors Zach Kimmett and Drew Kortokrax, the host Wildcats exploded for 13 runs to grab a 14-4 5-inning rout of the visiting Wildcats.
Senior Tyler Rice was the beneficiary of the eruption, getting the win.
Kortokrax went 3-for-4 with that homer, a double, three runs batted in and two scored, while Kimmett went 2-for-3 with five RBIs and two scored and junior Ross Thompson went 3-for-4 with a double.
Jefferson (6-2) hosts Lima Central Catholic Thursday (5 p.m.) to kick off NWC action.
Miller City falls to 4-2 and host Ottoville tonight.
Jefferson 14, Miller City 4, 5 innings
Miller City 0 0 1 2 1 - 4 9 2
Jefferson 0 0 0 1 (13) - 14 14 2
WP - Tyler Rice (3-0); LP - Ross Kaufman. 2B: Ross Thompson 2 (D), Lammers (M), Berner (M), Lehman (M), Zach Ricker (D), Austin Jettinghoff (D), Drew Kortokrax (D), Jordan Herron (D), Tyler Rice (D). 3B; Zavier Buzard (D). HR: Zach Kimmett (D), Drew Kortokrax (D).
Bearcats score late, nip Jays
SPENCERVILLE — After the St. John’s baseball team rallied from a 5-1 deficit after two innings and tied it up with a run in the top of the seventh inning Tuesday night in Spencerville, the Bearcats scored a run in the bottom half to nip the Blue Jays 6-5 in non-league action.
The score gave the win to Joel Shimp (1-0) and tagged senior Drew Wagner (0-2) with the loss.
Both teams stand at 1-3.
The Jays head to Lima Central Catholic 5 p.m. tonight; Spencerville is at Blufffton 5 p.m. Thursday.
Spencerville 6, St. John’s 5
St. John’s 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 - 5 9 1
Spencerville 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 - 6 10 0
WP: Joel Shimp (1-0); LP: Drew Wagner (0-2). 2B: Drew Wagner (S), Wyatt Krouskop (S). 3B: Joel Shimp (S).
Heckel shuts out Lady Green
OTTOVILLE — Columbus Grove right-hander Bobbi Heckel shut out Ottoville on a 2-hitter and got plenty of power at the plate to grab an 11-0 Putnam County League fast-pitch softball win at Ottoville.
The Lady Bulldogs only had five hits against Ottoville pitcher Kenzie Martin but made them all count: four of them were round-trippers, with two hammered by Hope Schroeder and one each by Monica Delgado and Kyrah Yinger.
Columbus Grove 11, Ottoville 0
Col. Grove 1 2 2 1 5 - 11 5 0
Ottoville 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2 4
WP: Bobbi Heckel; LP: Kenzi Martin. HR: Hope Schroeder 2 (C), Monica Delgado (C), Kyrah Yinger (C).