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Sunday, May 12, 2013 11:42 PM


The Delphos Herald

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COLUMBUS GROVE — Kalida head baseball coach Jim McBride is retiring at the end of the season after a long and stellar career.

Saturday afternoon in the first round of the sectional tournament, he collected his 351st victory as the Wildcats defeated the Cory-Rawson Hornets 5-1 and moved on to face Columbus Grove on Tuesday for the sectional championship.


Brent Hovest went 2-for-4 on the afternoon with a double, triple and a pair of runs batted in, while Austin Swift pitched a complete game, striking out seven.


Swift helped out his own cause in the third with a 1-out single; the Wildcat hurler stole second and moved to third on a passed ball. Swift’s batterymate, Neil Recker, followed with a run-scoring single that gave Kalida a 1-0 lead.

The Wildcat lefty put Cory-Rawson down with near ease in the next three innings, setting the side down in order in the fourth and fifth innings.

In the Kalida half of the fourth, Rob Kleman led off with a single; one out later, Randy Zeller followed with a base hit to put runners on first and second. With two outs, Kyle Vorst singled home Kleman and a batter later, Hovest cleared the bases with a triple. Swift singled home Hovest a batter later as Kalida brought four across in the inning to give them a 5-0 lead.

Trent Gerding came on in relief for the ‘Cats in the fifth and gave up a single to Tyler Harris. Harris came in to score after a stolen base and passed ball.

In the second game of the afternoon, the Leipsic Vikings scored a run in the first and third innings before adding three in the fifth to outlast the Pandora-Gilboa Rockets 5-2 and move on to face Miller City on Wednesday.


Cory-Rawson (1)

Zach Smith lf 1-0-0-0, Mayceen Ward cf 3-0-0-0, Tyler Harris p 3-1-1-0, Lance Butler c 3-0-0-0, Aaron Welch 3b 2-0-1-0, Matt Alspauch 2b 3-0-0-0, Grant Risner ss 2-0-0-0, Logan Cawley 1b 3-0-0-0, Dakota Gibson dh 3-0-0-0. Totals 23-1-2-0.

Kalida (5)

Brent Hovest 3b 4-1-2-2, Austin Swift p/rf 3-1-1-1, Neil Recker c 3-0-1-1.Kyle Kehres rf/ss 2-0-0-0, Rob Kleman 1b 3-1-1-0, Trent Gerding ss/p 2-0-0-0, Adam Knueve dh 1-0-0-0, Randy Zeller 2b 3-1-2-0, Austin Horstman rf 3-0-0-0, Kyle Vorst cf 3-1-1-1. Totals 27-5-9-3.

Score by Innings:

C-R 000 010 0 - 1 2 2

Kalida 001 400 x - 5 9 2



Cory Rawson

Harris (L) 6.0 5 3 1 2


Swift (W) 5.0 0 0 3 7

Gerding 2.0 2 1 0 4

Last Updated on Sunday, May 12, 2013 11:43 PM

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