Lancers double-up Musketeers in baseball
By NICK JOHNSON
MIDDLE POINT- The Lincolnview Lancers faced off against the Fort Jennings Musketeers on Thursday night at Lincolnview High School in baseball action.
The Lancers got their first win of the season with a 6-3 victory.
The Musketeers got on the board in the first frame after Mark Metzger singled and came around to score due to some poor fielding by the Lancers.
Lincolnview started the bottom of the first frame with a leadoff single by Nick Leeth, who came around to score when Austin Leeth doubled him home. Later in the first, with two outs, Conner McCleery singled home Austin Leeth to give the Lancers a 2-1 lead after one inning.
In the top of the second, Alex Vetter walked for the Musketeers but Lincolnview pitcher Jalen Roberts struck out two of the next three batters to end the inning.
Kurt Warnecke shut out the Lancer bats over the next three innings, striking out five batters through four innings.
In the top of the fourth inning, the Musketeers struck for 1 run. Vetter singled to start the inning and advanced to second after Zach Finn walked to put runners on first and second. Two batters later, Conner Wallenhorst got an RBI single to tie the game at two.
In the bottom of the fifth, the Lancers got both Nick and Austin Leeth on after both singled. Nick Leeth crossed home plate after a messed-up pickoff attempt by Warnecke. McCleery singled home Austin Leeth to give the Lancers a 4-2 lead in the fifth inning.