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Bath sweeps Jefferson in baseball twin-bill
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:00 AM


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BATH TOWNSHIP — Jefferson’s baseball team faced two different style of pitchers Saturday afternoon in a twin-bill at Bath High School.

The result was the same: two losses.

Bath rode the 1-hit shutout of 6-6 right-hander Taren Sullivan in game 1 to a 10-0 5-inning triumph.

In the nightcap, southpaw Eric Jordan twirled a 6-hitter as the hosts grabbed a 6-1 triumph.

In the opener, freshman Jace Stockwell had the only hit for the visiting Wildcats against Sullivan (5 innings pitched, 2 bases-on-balls, 9 strikeouts, 1 hit batter). He, along with Nick Fitch, earned free passes and Austin Jettinghoff was hit by a pitch.

Freshman right-hander Hunter Binkley made his varsity pitching debut for the Red and White, ceding seven hits and five runs (4 earned), walking two and fanning two in 3 2/3 innings. Adam Rode threw an inning of relief (3 hits, 5 earned runs, 3 BBs).

Colin Gossard went 3-for-3 at the plate for the hosts (4 runs batted in, 2 runs scored), while Bronson Best was 2-for-3 (2 runs) and Eric Jenkins 2-for-4 (3 RBIs).

In the second game, Jordan tossed 97 pitches (57 for strikes) in giving up one earned run (4 BBs, 2 Ks).

Stockwell went 2-for-3 (BB), while Jettinghoff scored the only run.

Jordan Herron went four frames, yielding four hits and four runs (3 earned), walking two (1 intentional) and fanning two. Brandan Herron mopped up with two innings of 3-hit, 2-run (1 earned) ball.

Best (2 RBIs, 2 runs), Heffner (2 runs, 1 RBI) and Hunter Wise (run) all went 2-for-3 for the hosts.

Jefferson hosts Lincolnview Monday.

Game 1

Score by Innings:

Jefferson 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 1

Bath 2 2 0 1 5 - 10 10 0

Hunter Binkley, Adam Rode (4) and Nick Fitch; Taren Sullivan and Cam Jenkins. WP - Sullivan; LP - Binkley. 2B: Colin Gossard 2 (B), Luke Niebel (B). SB: Austin Jettinghoff (D), Eric Heffner (B), Tyler Stahl (B), Bronson Best (B). HBP: Heffner 2 (by Binkley, Rode), Austin Jettinghoff (by Sullivan). Sac: Heffner.

Game 2

Jefferson 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 6 6

Bath 0 0 1 3 0 2 x - 6 7 1

Jordan Herron, Brandan Herron (5) and Nick Fitch, Austin Jettinghoff (5); Eric Jordan and Dylan Burkholder. WP: Jordan; LP: J. Herron. 2B: Colin Gossard (B), Bronson Best (B). Sac: Burkholder. HBP: Blake McGue 2 (by J. Herron 2).

(Longer article and boxes in Monday’s paper).

Local Roundup
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Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:00 AM | Updated ( Saturday, April 12, 2014 4:41 PM )

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Lady Bearcats belt Tigers in softball doubleheader

SPENCERVILLE — Spencerville’s softball crew hammered Waynesfield-Goshen 18-1, 15-2 (both in 5 innings) in doubleheader action Saturday at Spencerville.

In game 1, Tori Johnston (2-2) got the pitching win with a 1-hitter (5 innings, 6 strikeouts, 3 walks).

Losing pitcher was Paige Crawford (5 IPs, 17 hits, 2 Ks, 4 BBs).


Spieth, Watson tied for lead at the Masters
Written by Associated Press   
Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:00 AM


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AUGUSTA, Ga. — Young and old. Even without Tiger Woods, this Masters has a little bit of everything.

Twenty-year-old Jordan Spieth is making quite a bid to become golf's youngest major champion in more than 80 years with three straight sub-par rounds in his Augusta National debut.

He'll have to fend off 50-year-old Miguel Angel Jimenez and 54-year-old Fred Couples, both hoping to become the sport's oldest major champion.

And let's not forget Bubba Watson, who stumbled a bit on moving day but will go for his second green jacket in three years from the final group.

Spieth, who last year became the youngest PGA tour winner since the Depression at age 19, shot a 2-under 70 on Saturday to share the lead with Watson.

Chase Elliott continues wowing NASCAR
Written by Associated Press   
Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:00 AM

Associated Press


DARLINGTON, S.C. — Chase Elliott isn't really sure what he has accomplished the last two weeks in becoming the youngest Nationwide driver with multiple victories.

Elliott acknowledged he was still in shock over his first series win at Texas Motor Speedway when he doubled up at Darlington Raceway, coming from back in the pack the final two laps on Friday night for a second consecutive triumph.

"Me telling you guys that last week, I still can't believe that, I'm not lying to you," Elliott told The Associated Press on Saturday. "Last week was really a dream come true. To come out of Texas with the win was unbelievable. I'm still not sure I completely believe that, much less to come out with a win at Darlington, that's crazy. I don't know what to think."

Elliott certainly has the pedigree to succeed at NASCAR as the son of Sprint Cup great Bill Elliott. Yet, Chase was never pushed into the sport by his father, growing to love it as he watched Bill Elliott compete toward the tail end of a stellar career.

Indians get 12 hits in 12-6 win over White Sox
Written by Associated Press   
Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:00 AM

Associated Press


CHICAGO — The Cleveland Indians almost wasted a great chance to grab the lead in the seventh inning on Saturday. Then Ryan Raburn came to the plate and did what he usually does against the Chicago White Sox.

Raburn hit a tie-breaking single and David Murphy drove in four runs, leading the Indians to a 12-6 victory over the White Sox.

"It's a team win," Raburn said. "Just to be able to be in that position to help us out, I mean, that's a tribute to our team putting us in that position."