|Stoller no-nos Wildcats in ACME opener|
|Monday, June 03, 2013 8:45 PM|
By JIM METCALFE
VAN WERT — Van Wert opened the summer Van Wert County ACME baseball season behind right-hander Nathan Stoller fanning 10 and throwing a 5-inning no-hitter, shutting out visiting Jefferson 10-0 on the Russell Fisher Field inside Smiley Park on a brilliant and comfortable Monday evening.
Stoller only gave up three base-runners: free passes to Austin Jettinghoff and Tyler Talboom and an error on a grounder by hit by Jettinghoff.
Jefferson senior-to-be Tyler Rice took the loss in four innings of work (7 hits, 8 runs, 5 earned, 1 BB, 2 strikeouts).
Tyler Williams led the 7-hit Cougar attack by going 2-for-2 (3 runs scored), while Justin Tussing and Jake Braun each scored a pair.
Van Wert scored twice in each of the first two frames, four in the fourth and another two in the home fifth to end the contest on the run-rule.
Van Wert entertains St. John’s 6 p.m. Wednesday, while Jefferson scrimmages Crestview the same time (not a game with the Knights in the Division IV State semifinals).
Score by Innings:
Jefferson 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 3
Van Wert 2 2 0 4 2 - 10 7 1
WP: Nathan Stoller (1-0); LP: Tyler Rice (0-1). LOB: Jefferson 3, Van Wert 5. 2B: Brandt Henry (V), Tyler Williams (V), Jake Braun (V). SB: Justin Tussing (V), Jake Williamson (V).
(Longer article and fuller box in Wednesday’s paper)
|Last Updated on Monday, June 03, 2013 8:47 PM|