|Rice’s complete game knocks off Knights|
|Wednesday, July 03, 2013 8:41 PM|
By JIM METCALFE
DELPHOS — Jefferson’s Tyler Rice tossed a complete game versus Crestview Wednesday afternoon, pacing the Wildcat ACME baseball unit to a 6-3 triumph over the Knights at Wildcat Field.
The right-handed Rice tossed 106 pitches (75 for strikes) in ceding seven hits and three runs (2 earned), walking two and fanning six.
The Knights countered with righty starter and losing pitcher Bryce Richardson (4 innings, 4 hits, 5 runs, 4 earned, 4 free passes, 3 Ks; 88 pitches 55 for strikes) and then reliever Adrian Camp (3 IPs, 3 hits, 1 earned run; 35 pitches, 22 for strikes).
The Wildcats, the visitors on the scoreboard due to a coin flip, scored twice in the first on a pair of hits, including a 2-run single to left center by Jake Pulford (3-for-4), plating Josh Teman (2 walks) and Austin Jettinghoff (3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 runs batted in).
The Wildcats made it 4-0 in the second on two more hits, including a 2-run double by Jettinghoff (Ryan Bullinger and Jace Stockwell).
The Wildcats made it 5-0 in the fourth on a walk to Rice, a sacrifice by Bullinger, a wild pitch and an erred grounder hit by Stockwell.
Crestview left the bases juiced in the home half.
The Knights got two tallies in the fifth on two hits, including an RBI 2-bagger by Mitch Rickard (Jake Lippi) and then a misplayed grounder by Damien Helm to make it 5-2.
The “hosts” got within 5-3 on a leadoff single by Jordan Roop (2-for-3) to start the sixth, a Camp sacrifice bunt and a 2-out double to deep left by Lippi (2-for-3).
The “visitors” tacked on a key run in the seventh on a leadoff single by Jettinghoff, a Jordan Herron sacrifice and a bad-hop single past third sacker Brock Rolsten by Pulford.
The Wildcats will play at Lincolnview 4 p.m. Friday against Van Wert, while Crestview awaits the winner of Wednesday’s later St. John’s/Lincolnview victor for 4 p.m. at Smiley Park.
Score by Innings:
Jefferson 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 - 6 7 2
Crestview 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 - 3 7 3
WP: Tyler Rice; LP: Bryce Richardson. E: Hunter Binkley 2 (D), Brock Rolsten 2 (C), Jake Lippi (C). 2B: Austin Jettinghoff (D), Mitch Rickard (C), Jake Lippi (C). SB: Jake Lippi (C). Sac: Jace Stockwell (D), Jordan Herron (D), Hunter Binkley (D), Ryan Bullinger (D), Adrian Camp (C).
(Fuller story and box in Friday’s Herald).