|Knights pound Blue Jays in twinbill|
|Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:09 AM|
By NICK JOHNSON
CONVOY - The Crestview Knights swept both ends of Wednesday’s ACME doubleheader over St. John’s at Crestview Sports Complex 15-4 and 11-2.
Crestview was the home team for the first matchup. In the bottom of the first inning, the Knights put three runs on the board, two of them coming off the bat of Jordan Roop’s single, to make the score 3-0.
The Blue Jays got a run back in the top of the second inning when Ben Wrasman tripled to lead off and scored on an RBI groundout by Kyle Pohlman to make the score 3-1, Knights.
In the bottom of the second frame, Crestview struck for six runs, including a three-run double by Damian Helm and a sacrifice fly from Adrian Camp, to push the Knight lead to 9-1.
St. John’s got another run in the top of the third when Andy May reached base via an error and came around to score on a Wrasman single to make the score 9-2.
In the bottom of the third, Crestview got three runs off the bat of Isaiah Simerman — a three-run bomb to left-centerfield — to extend their lead to 12-2.
The Blue Jays scored again in the top of the fourth inning when May and Austin Heiing drove in runs to cut the Knight lead to 12-4.
Crestview put a three spot up in the fourth frame as Bryce Richardson singled home two runs.
After Elliot Callow retired three straight batters in the top of the fifth, Crestview had its first-game triumph.
In the second game, with the Knights as the visitors, Crestview got on the board early with a two-run single by Nathan Owens to make the score 2-0.
Delphos got a back a run in the first inning with a base-on-balls by May, who came around to dent the plate when Wrasman singled to cut the deficit to 2-1, Crestview.
Crestview got three runs in the third frame, two of them coming around to score on a two-run single by Cam Etzler, to push the lead to 5-1.
In the top of the fourth inning, Crestview got six more runs to extend the lead to 11-1. The Knights got doubles from Helm and Mitchell Rickard, both of them brought plating two runs.
The Blue Jays scored a run in the fifth inning due to back-to-back errors by the Knights but a groundout to the shortstop ended the game and the twin-bill sweep.
“Our problem is we stranded a lot of runners on base and our pitchers walked a lot of batters. We can’t give up free passes,” Jays head coach Mark Slate said. “In the second game, we hit the ball a little better. We started to come around; hopefully, we waited till they had their faster pitcher in there but we got some bat on the balls. We have a young team and the guys are learning; they are getting better every game and hope it comes together around tournament time.”
Crestview (6-0) visits Lincolnview 6 p.m. Friday.
“Really pleased with Elliot Callow’s outing; he throw well for five innings and we had some timely hitting and the defense was solid behind him,” Crestview coach Jeff Helm said. “We were really striking the ball well but it didn’t always result in a hit. Good outing by Justin in the second game; it was the first time we have thrown him this year. He got some run support and was able to relax and throw strikes. We needed a little better defense in the second game but we still got the win.”
The Blue Jays (1-5) are slated to host Jefferson Friday but will now host them 4 p.m. Monday as part of a doubleheader.
Score by Innings:
St. John’s 0 1 1 1 0 - 4
Crestview 3 6 3 3 x - 15
WP: Elliot Callow (5 innings, 4 runs, 4 hits, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts); LP: Jesse Ditto (1 1/3 innings, 9 runs, 3 hits, 4 walks, 1 hit by pitch, 1 strikeout). 2B: Cam Etzler (C), Damian Helm (C). 3B: Ben Wrasman (S). HR: Isaiah Simerman (C).
Crestview 2 3 0 6 0 - 11
St. John’s 1 0 0 0 1 - 2
WP: Justin Overmeyer (4 innings, 1 run, 1 hit, 6 walks, 7 strikeouts); LP: T.J. Hoersten (4 innings, 11 runs, 9 hits, 5 walks, 3 strikeouts). 2B: Damian Helm (C), Mitchell Rickard (C).