|Rice’s complete game knocks off Knights|
|Friday, July 05, 2013 12:01 AM|
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. Josh Teman led off with a walk and Jace Stockwell sacrificed. Austin Jettinghoff singled to left to put runners on the corners and Jordan Herron walked to load the bases. Jake Pulford (3-for-4) plated Teman (2 walks) and Jettinghoff (3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 runs batted in) with a 2-run single to left center.
Crestview’s Damian Helm got aboard with two down in the first on an error.
The Wildcats made it 4-0 in the second on a 1-out liner to center by Ryan Bullinger, a Teman walk, a forceout by Stockwell and a 2-run double to deep left by Jettinghoff.
In the Knight third, Brock Rolsten blooped a hit down the left-field line and Cam Etzler’s 1-out groundout put the runner at second.
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 — leadoff single by Helm, a 1-out forceout by Richardson, a single by Jordan Roop and a free pass to Camp — in the home half.
Jefferson got a runner (pinch-runner Adam Rode) to third — Pulford leadoff single to right, a sacrifice by Hunter Binkley and a groundout by Tyler Talboom — in the fifth.
The Knights got two tallies in the fifth to get within 5-2. Jake Lippi led off with an infield hit, stole second and scored on a run-scoring double to left by Mitch Rickard. He scored on a misplayed grounder by Helm.
The “hosts” got within 5-3 in the sixth on a leadoff single by Roop (2-for-3), 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 Herron sacrifice and a bad-hop single past third sacker Rolsten by Pulford.
The Wildcats will play at Van Wert 4 p.m. today against Van Wert, while Crestview awaits the loser at 6:30 p.m.
Josh Teman cf 2-1-0-0, Jace Stockwell ss 3-1-0-0, Austin Jettinghoff c 4-2-3-2, Jordan Herron 3b 2-0-0-0, Jake Pulford dh 4-0-3-2, Adam Rode pr 0-0-0-0, Damien Dudgeon rf 0-0-0-0, Hunter Binkley 2b 3-0-0-0, Tyler Talboom lf 4-0-0-0, Tyler Rice p 2-1-0-0, Ryan Bullinger 1b 2-1-1-0. Totals 26-6-7-4.
Cameron Etzler cf 3-0-0-0, Mitch Rickard ss/2b 4-1-1-1, Damian Helm 1b 4-0-1-0, Nathan Owens c 4-0-0-0, Bryce Richardson p/ss 4-0-0-0, Jordan Roop rf 3-1-2-0, Adrian Camp 3b/p 1-0-0-0, Brock Rolsten 2b/3b 3-0-1-0, Jake Lippi lf 3-1-2-1. Totals 29-3-7-2.
Score by Innings:
Jefferson 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 - 6
Crestview 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 - 3
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).
IP H R ER BB SO
Rice (W) 7.0 7 3 2 2 6
Richardson (L) 4.0 4 5 4 4 3
Camp 3.0 3 1 1 0 0
WP: Rice, Richardson.
Cougars finish up postponed ‘W’; Jays ousted by Lancers in ACME tourney
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 were set to battle Crestview today but withdrew due to lack of numbers.
The Blue Jays were eliminated.