|Groves marks 51st run against Leipsic|
|Friday, June 14, 2013 12:27 AM|
BY DAVE BONINSEGNA
COLUMBUS GROVE — Fifty one.
That is the number of total runs the Columbus Grove ACME baseball team has put up in it’s three wins this summer season.
Fresh off of a 18-0 drubbing of Cory-Rawson, the Bulldogs put up 10 in the first inning Thursday night on their way to a 13-1 victory over Leipsic to even their record to 3-3 on the season.
Grove sent 13 batters to the plate in the bottom of the first to begin the onslaught.
Riley Brubaker pitched a one hitter, while going 3 for 4 at the plate with a pair of RBI’s.
Mason Smith was a perfect 3 for 3 at the plate and drove in three runs.
Marcos Olivo; hitting in the eight spot delivered with a pair of doubles as did the number nine hitter; Ryan Verhoff. Both Olivo and Verhoff tallied a run batted in.
Five of the first six Bulldog batters reached based before Josh Verhoff, Tanner Neu, Olivo and Rayn Verhoff all converged for a back to back to back to back doubles.
Brubaker had two hits in the inning including an RBI, Smith duplicated that feat; plus one by reaching base twice and driving in two runs all in the opening inning.
The home team added three more in the third when Olivo led off the inning with his second double of the game, Ryan Verhoff followed with a walk. Olivo scored on a base hit off the bat of Brubaker to make it 11-0; Zach Brinkman hit into a one out sacrifice to score Ryan Verhoff and Smith knocked in the final run with a solid base hit; giving the Bulldogs a 13-0 advantage.
The Vikings bats remained quiet until the fourth when Justin Ellerbrock led off with the first hit of the game, but was thrown out trying to steal second.
The lone Leipsic run came in the fifth after a lead off walk to Randy Larson after a throwing error Larson moved to third and scored on a ground out by Alex Ellerbrock.
Grove moves to 3-3; while the Vikings fall to 2-4.
Scoring By Innings:
Leipsic 0 0 0 0 1 x x 1 1 1
Grove 0 3 0 x x x 13 12 2
Alex Ellerbrock cf 3-0-0-1, Ross Schroeder 2b 1-0-0-0, Pierce Henry 1b/ss/p 2-0-0-0, Gavin Cupp c 3-0-0-0, Justin Ellerbrock 2-0-0-0, Dylan Schey ss/p/ss 1-0-0-0, Tyler Selhorst p/1b 1-0-0-0, Sam Santana rf 2-0-0-0, Randy Larson lf 1-1-0-0. Totals 16-1-1-1.
Riley Brubaker p/cf 4-3-3-2, Elisha Jones c 2-2-0-0, Zach Brinkman rf 3-0-0-1, Mason Smith 1b 3-1-3-3, Logan Diller lf 0-1-0-0, Josh Verhoff 3b 3-1-1-2, Tanner Neu cf/p 3-1-1-1, Marcos Olivo ss 3-2-2-1, Ryan Verhoff 2b 2-1-2-1. Totals 23-13-12-11.
IP R ER BB SO
Selorst (L) .1 5 4 2 1
Shey 1.2 8 8 2 1
Henry 3 0 0 0 0
Brubaker (W) 4.1 1 0 4 4
Neu .2 0 0 1 1