|Cougars finish up postponed ‘W’; Jays ousted by Lancers in ACME tourney|
|Wednesday, July 03, 2013 8:53 PM|
By NICK JOHNSON
DELPHOS - The Van Wert Cougars and Lincolnview Lancers restarted their ACME Tournament game from Tuesday night at Stadium Park that was postponed due to rain and lightning. When the game was called, the Cougars had a 9-2 lead over the Lancers in the top of the sixth inning.
The Cougars and Lancers finished the game on Wednesday night before the second round of the tournament started later in the evening night. Van Wert went on to run-rule Lincolnview in sixth innings by a score of 12-2.
When the game restarted on Wednesday, Van Wert got doubles from Kevin Agler and Jacob Braun to push the lead up to 12-2 in the top of the sixth inning.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Cougars retired the Lancers 1-2-3, including a strikeout to end the game.
With the victory, the Cougars advance to play Jefferson — who run-ruled rival St. John’s Tuesday afternoon 10-0 in five frames — 4 p.m. Friday at Lincolnview.
After dropping the restarted game, the Lancers faced off against the Blue Jays later on during the night on Wednesday. The Lancers grabbed a 17-13 victory in a wild one.
The Lancers will battle the Knights 4 p.m. Friday at Smiley Park. The winner of that game will take on the loser of the DJ/VW game at 6:30 p.m.
The Blue Jays are eliminated.