|Bath earns ACME State berth at expense of Van Wert|
|Monday, July 07, 2014 8:00 PM|
By JIM METCALFE
DHIMedia Staff Writer
ELIDA — Bath scored two unearned runs in the top of the first inning versus Van Wert in their ACME summer baseball District Tournament on a warm Monday evening at Ed Sandy Memorial Field in Elida.
Wildcat starter Andrew Renner made it stand up with a 3-hitter as the Wildcats dismissed the Cougars 7-0 to end their season at 15-8.
Bath (17-6) advances on to the ACME State Tournament Saturday night versus host Archbold.
Renner threw a 94-pitch complete game (52 strikes), ceding those three hits and walking four. He fanned one.
Cougar Caleb Fetzer was the hard-luck loser, going 4 1/3 innings, giving up three hits and five runs (2 earned), while walking four, striking out three and uncorking three wild pitches. Josh Braun finished the outing (2 2/2 innings, 4 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned, 1 base-on-balls, 2 strikeouts).
Justice Tussing (triple), Joe Lisa and Ryan McCracken had the Cougar safeties.
Can Jenkins had the best day at the plate for either unit, going 2-for-3 (2 doubles) and knocked in a run. Tyler Stahr scored twice.
Bath had no errors and turned a pair of double plays while Van Wert had three defensive miscues.
Score by Innings:
Bath 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 - 7 7 0
Van Wert 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 3 3
Andrew Renner and Cam Jenkins; Caleb Fetzer, Josh Braun (5) and Ryan McCracken. WP: Renner; LP: Fetzer. DP: Bath 2. LOB: Bath 6, Van Wert 4. 2B: Jenkins 2, Andrew Jordan (B). 3B: Justice Tussing (V). SB: Luke Niebel 2 (B), Tyler Stahr (B), Jared Davis (B). Sac: Niebel.
(Longer article and box score in Wednesday’s paper).