BATH TOWNSHIP — Bath scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to seize a 5-4 ACME summer baseball victory over Jefferson on a brilliant Tuesday evening at Bath Field.
Tied at 4-4 entering the bottom of the seventh, Nate Clark led off the host half with a solid single to center against Jefferson (6-5) reliever Austin Jettinghoff (2 1/3 innings pitched, 3 hits, 1 earned run, 1 strikeout). Bronson Best sacrificed him to second. Cody Schuerman ripped a knock into left to put Clark at third, taking second on the throw home. Cameron Jenkins laced a shot down the right-field line to score Clark and end the contest.
Jefferson went up 3-0 in the top of the first. With one gone against complete-game victor Seth Collins (7 IPs, 6 hits, 4 runs, 1 earned, 7 free passes, 5 Ks; 133 pitches, 72 strikes), Zavier Buzard doubled to the fence in left center and a 2-out wild pitch put him at third. Back-to-back free passes to Zach Kimmett (3 walks) and Andrew Kortokrax loaded the bases. A 2-base throwing error on Seth Wollenhaupt’s bouncer emptied the bases for a 3-0 edge. Zach Ricker singled to right but Wollenhaupt stumbled around third (injuring his knee, after which he had to sit out for a couple of innings) and was gunned down at home.
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