BY DANIEL JOSEPH
DHI Media Correspondent
CONVOY – After playing just two days before, the Lincolnview Lancers and Crestview Knights met at Crestview Monday afternoon in ACME District 5 sectional tournament action.
In the game on Saturday, the Knights walked away with a 14-0, no-hit win, but Monday’s game was much closer. Still, the Knights were too much to handle for Lincolnview as Crestview advanced with a 7-2 win.
In the second game, St. Marys Memorial edged Van Wert 1-0.
In the first contest, Crestview third baseman Jordan Miller doubled to open the home half of the first and eventually scored on a Lancer error.
The Knights added single runs in the third and fourth before Lincolnview could do any damage versus Crestview starter Zach Simerman.
After a leadoff strikeout to begin the top of the fifth, Dustin Hale and Keli Ralston had back-to-back singles before being advanced by a sacrifice bunt. Austin Leeth then belted one to left, scoring both runners.
The Knights retaliated by scoring two runs in the fifth, followed by two more in the sixth inning. Crestview brought eight batters to the dish in the fifth inning but only had one hit as they took advantage of three walks and two Lancer errors.
The two runs in the sixth came with two outs in the inning.
Simerman started the game for the Knights and allowed just four hits and two runs in his five innings worked.
“I’m very pleased with Zach’s start on the mound today,” said Knight coach Jeff Helm. “He gave us some solid innings and I’m proud of Jon (Krouse) for coming in and closing the door. They both hit their spots well today and we kept them (Lincolnview) off the base paths because of that.”
The Lancers have been eliminated from the ACME tournament and finish the tournament with a 1-2 record, with the win being over Jefferson on Sunday night.
In the second battle, hits were few and far between, each team managing just two hits on the day, but St. Marys had the only tally in the bottom of the first.