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Friday, June 28, 2013 12:19 AM


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CONVOY — Crestview’s ACME team rode the complete-game pitching effort of Isaiah Simerman and a 13-hit offensive attack to down Jefferson 6-2 on a sunny Thursday afternoon at the Crestview Sports Complex.

The game was originally slated for Wildcat Field in Delphos but was moved up three hours and to Convoy due to the Knights being involved in a 7-on-7 football drill. Jefferson was the home team on the scoreboard.


Simerman tossed 96 pitches (55 for strikes), ceding five hits and two runs (1 earned), walking two and fanning one.

The Knights went up 2-0 in the top of the first against southpaw Ryan Bullinger. With one down, Mitch Rickard (4-for-5) singled but was cut down on a grounder by Damian Helm (2-for-5). Helm stole second and scored on a single to left by Simerman (4-for-5). An error on a pickoff try allowed Simerman to advance and he scored on a 2-out throwing error on a grounder hit by Nate Owens for that 2-0 edge. A passed ball moved him to third and Bryce Richardson walked but both were stranded.

Crestview got a 2-out walk to Cam Etzler in the second and he stole second. He went no further.

Crestview loaded the bases in the third: 1-out infield single to short by Simerman and a stolen base, a 2-out single by Richardson and a free pass to Adrian Camp. However, they became three of the 14 base-runners the “visitors” stranded.

The Red and White reduced its deficit by half in the home half. Bullinger got the team’s first hit with one down in the inning on an infield single to third. Damien Dudgeon bunted him up a base and Zavier Buzard doubled to left center to get him home.

The Knights went up 3-1 in the fourth. With one down, Etzler grounded a single up the gut. Rickard sliced a liner that hit off the glove of diving shortstop Ross Thompson and Helm hit a single up the gut that plated Etzler. That finished Bullinger (for Adam Rode). Simerman’s slow roller to short loaded the sacks but Rode retired the next two to keep the damage to a run.

Jefferson had a chance in its half of the inning. Thompson walked and advanced on groundouts by Gage Mercer and Jordan Herron. Tyler Rice walked but the next batter flied out to end the threat.

Crestview made it 4-1 in the fifth. Camp was safe on an error to lead it off and Brock Rolsten sacrificed. An out later, Etzler was intentionally walked. Rickard singled to left center to get Camp in; an error on the sequence put the runners at second and third but they remained there.

Owens was safe on a 1-out error on a fly ball in the sixth but was cut down on a grounder by Richardson. He stole second and got to third on a wild pitch but was left stranded.

Josh Teman led off the home half with an infield hit up the gut but was eliminated on a groundout by Thompson. A 6-4-3 double play ended the inning.

Crestview added two insurance runs in the seventh. Rolsten lined a single to left. He moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on an error on the play. Two outs hence, Rickard was safe on an infield hit wide of first, advanced on a single to center by Helm and scored on Simerman’s liner to right.

The Red and White fought to the end. Kurt Wollenhaupt led off their half of the seventh with a liner to left and an out later, Tyler Talboom chopped a single to third; an error allowed the runners to move up a base. Rode flied out to left to plate Wollenhaupt but the final out was recorded.

Jefferson visits Elida 6 p.m. today; Crestview will play Van Wert today to finish a postponed game and then play them again.



Cameron Etzler cf 3-1-1-0, Mitch Rickard rf 5-1-4-1, Damian Helm 1b 5-1-2-1, Isaiah Simerman p 5-1-4-2, Nathan Owens c 5-0-0-0, Bryce Richardson ss 3-0-1-0, Adrian Camp 3b 3-1-0-0, Brock Rolsten 2b 3-1-1-0, Jake Lippi lf 2-0-0-0, Jordan Roop lf 2-0-0-0. Totals 36-6-13-4.



Zavier Buzard cf 3-0-1-0, Josh Teman 2b/3b 3-0-1-0, Ross Thompson ss 2-0-0-0, Gage Mercer c 3-0-0-0, Jordan Herron 3b 2-0-0-0, Kurt Wollenhaupt 2b 1-1-1-0, Tyler Rice 1b 2-0-0-0, Tyler Talboom lf 3-0-1-0, Ryan Bullinger p 1-1-1-1, Adam Rode p 1-0-0-1, Damien Dudgeon rf 1-0-0-0, Ryan Goergens rf 1-0-0-0. Totals 23-2-5-2.

Score by Innings:

Crestview 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 - 6

Jefferson 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 - 2

E: Mercer 2, Camp, Buzard, Teman, Herron, Bullinger; DP: Crestview 1; LOB: Crestview 14, Jefferson 4; 2B: Buzard; SB: Etzler 2, Richardson 2, Helm, Simerman; Sac: Rolsten, Dudgeon; SF: Rode.



Simerman (W) 7.0 5 2 1 2 1


Bullinger (L) 3.1 7 3 2 3 2

Rode 3.2 6 3 2 0 1

WP: Rode 2; PB: Mercer.

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