|Local Sports - Jefferson holds off Kalida in baseball|
|Tuesday, April 02, 2013 7:54 AM|
The Wildcats continued to pile up the runs on a windy, cold Monday night at Wildcat Field, holding off Kalida 10-6 in non-league action.
The host Wildcats (2-1) built a 6-1 lead with a 5-run second frame.
They made it 8-1 with a 2-run fourth and 10-2 with a 2-run fifth frame.
The Wildcats compiled 10 hits, with leadoff man Ross Thompson going 2-for-3 (with one walking), scoring three runs and stealing two bases, while Zach Ricker (2 runs, 2 runs batted in) and Austin Jettinghoff (2 RBIs) adding 2-for-3 days. Zach Kimmett scored twice and Tyler Wrasman knocked in two.
Tyler Rice got the win with the start, going 3 2/3 innings (3 hits, 1 earned run, 3 bases-on-balls, 6 strikeouts).
Kalida (0-1) rallied with three runs in the top of the sixth and one in the seventh.
Brent Hovest led the 9-hit offense with a 3-for-4 day, scoring twice and stealing a pair of bases, while Austin Smith went 2-for-5. Neal Recker scored twice and swiped three bases.
Rebuilding Kalida — replacing 14 graduated seniors — committed seven errors in the field.
Kyle Kehres took the loss with three innings as the starter (6 hits, 6 runs, 3 earned, 1 BB, 3 Ks).
Jefferson hosts Hardin Northern 5 p.m. Wednesday, while Kalida hosts Miller City Monday.
Score by Innings:
Kalida 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 - 6 9 7
Jefferson 1 5 0 2 2 0 x - 10 10 2
WP: Tyler Rice (1-0); LP: Kyle Kehres (0-1). 2B: Zach Ricker (D). 3B: Ross Thompson (D).
Pictured: Jefferson senior Drew Kortokrax rips a single in the sixth inning Monday night as the host Wildcats grabbed a 10-6 non-conference triumph. (Delphos Herald/Tom Morris)
(Fuller article and box in Wednesday’s paper)
Redskins double-up Jays in diamond action
DELPHOS — St. John’s opened the 2013 baseball campaign at Stadium Park Monday night, falling 6-3 to Wapakoneta.
The Redskins opened up with a 4 spot in the top of the first and went from there.
The Blue Jays were limited to two hits (by Craig Klausing and Troy Warnecke), while Wapak put together a 9-hit attack.
The Jays scored twice in the bottom of the third and one in the sixth.
St. John’s visits Crestview 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Score by Innings:
Wapakoneta 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 6 9 2
St. John’s 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 - 3 2 1
(Fuller article in Wednesday’s paper).
|Last Updated on Tuesday, April 02, 2013 9:02 AM|