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Tuesday, April 02, 2013 7:54 AM


DELPHOS — Jefferson’s baseball team opened its season by scoring 18 runs in a doubleheader split Saturday versus Van Wert.

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

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