|Lancer defense falters in ACME loss to Cougars|
|Monday, June 09, 2014 8:00 PM|
By JIM METCALFE
DHIMedia Sports Editor
VAN WERT — A team cannot make mistakes at any time during a baseball game, whether it be in the spring, the summer, the fall or even winter ball in the Caribbean.
Lincolnview’s defense made too many mistakes in the field, committing seven, as the Lancers fell 7-2 to host Van Wert in an ACME summer baseball game on a gorgeous and mild Monday evening on Russell Fisher Field at Smiley Park.
Lancer left-hander Jalen Roberts (6 innings, 115 pitches, 68 strikes) was the hard-luck loser, giving up only four hits and four walks. Of the seven runs he ceded, none were earned. He fanned four.
Cougar righty Kaleb Jenkins also threw a complete game (7 IPs, 5 hits, 2 unearned runs, 3 bases-on-balls, 8 strikeouts; 108 pitches, 69 strikes).
The Cougars committed four miscues.
Austin Leeth had the only multi-hit game at the plate for either unit — as well as the only extra-base hit with a double — going 2-for-3 for the Lancers (run, BB, stolen base). Keli Ralston scored the only other Lancer run.
Caleb Fetzer had the best day at the plate for the Cougars, knocking home two runs with a pair of sacrifice flies. The Cougars also stole seven bases, four by Ryan Stoller, including one of home.
Lincolnview hosts St. John’s Wednesday, while Van Wert is slated to visit Crestview.
Score by Innings:
Lincolnview 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 - 2 5 7
Van Wert 1 0 4 2 0 0 X - 7 4 4
Jalen Roberts and Tyler Richey; Kalen Jenkins and Ryan McCracken. WP: Jenkins; LP: Roberts. 2B: Austin Leeth (L).
(Longer article and box score in Wednesday’s paper)