Jefferson explodes in
5th to rout Miller City
DELPHOS — Miller City’s baseball team seemed in control of the proceedings Tuesday night at windy Wildcat Field in Delphos, leading 4-1 with two down in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Then the roof caved in.
Led by home runs from seniors Zach Kimmett and Drew Kortokrax, the host Wildcats exploded for 13 runs to grab a 14-4 5-inning rout of the visiting Wildcats.
Senior Tyler Rice was the beneficiary of the eruption, getting the win.
Kortokrax went 3-for-4 with that homer, a double, three runs batted in and two scored, while Kimmett went 2-for-3 with five RBIs and two scored and junior Ross Thompson went 3-for-4 with a double.
Jefferson (6-2) hosts Lima Central Catholic Thursday (5 p.m.) to kick off NWC action.
Miller City falls to 4-2 and host Ottoville tonight.
Jefferson 14, Miller City 4, 5 innings
Miller City 0 0 1 2 1 - 4 9 2
Jefferson 0 0 0 1 (13) - 14 14 2
WP - Tyler Rice (3-0); LP - Ross Kaufman. 2B: Ross Thompson 2 (D), Lammers (M), Berner (M), Lehman (M), Zach Ricker (D), Austin Jettinghoff (D), Drew Kortokrax (D), Jordan Herron (D), Tyler Rice (D). 3B; Zavier Buzard (D). HR: Zach Kimmett (D), Drew Kortokrax (D).