Wildcats pounce on Bulldogs
ELIDA — The Jefferson baseballers rode solid pitching from junior Ross Thompson and gave him plenty of help with an 11-hit attack, besting Elida 11-3 Monday at Ed Sandy Memorial Field.
Thompson tossed 104 pitches (67 for strikes) in his complete game, ceding three hits and two runs (1 earned), walking two and fanning eight.
Senior Tyler Wrasman led the Wildcats with a 4-for-4 day (2 doubles; 4 runs batted in, 2 runs scored); Zach Ricker went 2-for-2 day (walk and hit by pitch; 2 runs batted in, 1 run), as did classmate Seth Wollenhaupt (sacrifice fly and sacrifice bunt; 2 RBIs, 1 run). Sophomore Adam Purdy — who took the loss for Elida with four innings of work (6 hits, 7 runs, 5 earned, 3 walks, 1 hit batter, 5 Ks), junior Max Stambaugh and junior Justin Murphy had the hits for the Bulldogs.
The Wildcats went up 3-0 in the top of the second on three hits, including Wrasman’s 2-run double to left center to plate Jordan Herron and Tyler Talboom, and a sacrifice fly by Wollenhaupt earlier in the frame (Drew Kortokrax). They made it 5-0 in the third on a walk, an error and a 2-run single by Wollenhaupt (Ricker and Austin Jettinghoff).
The lead climbed to 7-0 in the fourth on a walk, a bunt single by Wrasman and a wild pitch, plating Talboom. A single by Ricker scored Wrasman. Elida got on the board in the home half on a leadoff walk to David Diller and a 2-out double by Stambaugh.
The Red and White made it 8-1 in the fifth on a walk to Zavier Buzard, a steal and an error.
It became 9-1 in the Delphos sixth on a Wrasman leadoff single, two stolen bases and a single by Ricker.
The Wildcats made it 11-1 in the seventh on three hits, including another 2-run double by Wrasman (Wollenhaupt and Herron).
The Bulldogs got two in the seventh on a pair of hits and an error, plating Justin Murphy and Logan Frysinger.
Jefferson is slated to head to New Knoxville for a 5 p.m. Thursday game, while Elida is headed to LCC that same day.
Ross Thompson p 5-0-0-0, Zach Ricker ss 3-1-1-2, Austin Jettinghoff c 3-1-0-0, Drew Kortokrax rf/lf 4-1-1-0, Zavier Buzard cf 3-1-0-0, Seth Wollenhaupt lf/1b 2-1-1-3, Jordan Herron 3b 3-1-1-0, Tyler Rice ph 1-1-1-0, Tyler Talboom dh 0-2-0-0, Dylan Haehn ph/rf 2-0-0-0, Tyler Wrasman 2b 3-2-2-4. Totals 29-11-11-9.
David Diller ss 2-1-0-0, Ian Haidle 2b/3b 3-0-0-0, Adam Purdy p/rf 3-0-1-0, Max Stambaugh dh 3-0-1-1, Jake Porter cf 2-0-0-0, Justin Murphy cf 1-1-1-0, Jesse Wheeler lf 2-0-0-0, Logan Frysinger lf 1-1-0-0, Josh Carder rf 1-0-0-0, Riley Overholt 2b 1-0-0-0, Travis Watkins c 3-0-0-0, Drew Laing 1b 2-0-0-0. Totals 24-3-3-1.
Score by Innings:
Jefferson 0 3 2 2 1 1 2 - 11
Elida 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 - 3
E: Jefferson 2, Elida 2; DP: Elida 2, Jefferson 1; LOB: Jefferson 5, Elida; 2B: Wrasman, Stambaugh; SB: Wrasman 2, Ricker, Kortokrax, Buzard, ; CS: Ricker (by Watkins); Sac: Wollenhaupt; SF: Wollenhaupt.
IP H R ER BB SO
Thompson (W) 7.0 3 3 1 2 8
Purdy (L) 4.0 6 7 5 3 5
Hambleton 3.0 5 4 3 2 1
WP: Purdy 3; HBP: Ricker (by Purdy).
Lady Titans overwhelm Jeffcats
DELPHOS — Megan Kitchen threw a 2-hit shutout and the Jefferson defense committed nine errors to help visiting Ottawa-Glandorf a 13-0 fast-pitch softball rout in five innings Monday afternoon at Lady Wildcat Field.
Kitchen fanned 10 Lady Wildcats.
Taylor Branham only gave up seven hits to the Lady Titans and fanned four.
Jefferson’s game at Kalida tonight has been cancelled, so the Lady Wildcats’ next outing is slated to be at Fort Recovery 5 p.m. Friday.
Score by Innings:
Ott.-Glan. 2 3 2 6 0 - 13 7 1
Jefferson 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2 9
WP: Megan Kitchen; LP: Taylor Branham.
Lady Bearcats trounce Ottoville
OTTOVILLE — Spencerville opened up the offense in the last three innings versus host Ottoville Monday afternoon, exploding for 13 runs in trouncing the Lady Green 13-1.
Ottoville led 1-0 after two innings and held the Lady Bearcats down until the final three frames.
Tori Johnston picked up the win on the mound for the visitors, tossing a complete game.
Kenzie Martin took the loss for Ottoville.
Leading hitters for Spencerville were Mackenzie Ringwald (3-for-4 with a double and 2 runs batted in) and Johnston (3-for-5, a double, a triple, 6 RBIs, 2 runs scored).
Martin picked up two hits for the Lady Green, who committed six errors.
Ottoville commences tourney play Wednesday at Lincolnview versus Parkway (5 p.m.); Spencerville is slated to host St. Marys Memorial Thursday.
Score by Innings:
Spencerville 0 0 0 0 4 5 4 - 13 10 1
Ottoville 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 7 6
WP: Tori Johnston; LP: Kenzie Martin. 2B: Mackenzie Ringwald (S), Tori Johnston (S). 3B: Tori Johnston (S).