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Saturday, July 05, 2014 8:00 PM

By JIM METCALFE

DHI Media

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ELIDA — With their backs to the wall— win or go home for the summer — Van Wert lefty Ryan Stoller held down St. Marys Memorial enough for a 6-4 victory in the losers’-bracket ACME District tournament Saturday afternoon at Ed Sandy Memorial Field at the Elida Athletic Complex.

Stoller threw a 112-pitch complete game (73 strikes), ceding seven hits and four earned runs. He walked five and fanned 10.

The Roughriders, who end the summer season 10-3, got 4-plus frames out of right-hander Derek Jay (7 hits, 5 runs, 4 earned, 3 BBs, 1 K) and two innings from lefty Michael Hastreiter (1 unearned run, 1 BB, 1 K).

Brandt Henry led the Cougar offense in going 3-for-3 (2 runs), while Justice Tussing was 2-for-4 (2 runs).

Dustin Howell was 2-for-3 for the Roughriders, while Tristan Becker was 2-for-4.

In the opener, the Cougars lost 3-1 to Lima Central Catholic.

The southpaw Henry went five innings for the Cougars (5 hits, 3 runs, 1 earned, 5 BBs, 8 Ks). Kaleb Jenkins mopped up (1 IP, 3 BBs, 2 Ks).

Ian Friesner tossed an 84-pitch complete game (3 hits, 1 earned run, 3 BBs, 2 Ks).

Jacob Judy had the only multi-hit game for either unit, going 2-for-3.

In the middle contest, Bath downed the Roughriders 3-1 in another pitchers’ duel.

Cam Clark (7 IPs, 5 hits, 1 earned run, 3 BBs, 3 Ks; 112 pitches, 66 strikes) outdueled Joe Pfenning (7 IPs, 6 hits, 3 earned runs, 2 BBs, 8 Ks; 95 pitches, 62 strikes).

Isaac Fitzgerald for the ’Riders was the only offensive player with a multi-hit game, going 3-for-4.

Sunday, Bath plays LCC at 1 p.m.; Van Wert plays the loser at 3:30 p.m.

GAME 1

Score by Innings:

Van Wert 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 1 3 2

Lima CC 0 0 3 0 0 0 x - 3 5 4

Brandt Henry, Kaleb Jenkins (6) and Ryan McCracken; Ian Friesner and Joe Watkins. WP: Friesner; LP: Henry. LOB: Van Wert 6, Lima Central Catholic 10.

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GAME 2

Score by Innings:

Bath 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 - 3 6 1

Memorial 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 5 1

Cam Clark and Cam Jenkins; Joe Pfenning and Isaac Fitzgerald. WP: Clark; LP: Pfenning. LOB: Bath 7, St. Marys Memorial 9. 2B: Fitzgerald.

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GAME 3

Score by Innings:

St. Marys 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 - 4 8 2

Van Wert 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 - 6 8 2

Derek Jay, Michael Hastreiter (5) and Isaac Fitzgerald; Ryan Stoller and Ryan McCracken. WP: Stoller; LP: Jay. LOB: St. Marys Memorial 9, Van Wert 9. 2B: Fitzgerald, Logan Maze (S), Dustin Howell (S), Brandt Henry (V), Caleb Fetzer (V).

(Longer article and boxes in Monday’s paper).

 

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