By JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
FORT JENNINGS — Ross Lehman shut down Fort Jennings for 5-plus innings and Miller City compiled 12 hits in besting the host Musketeers 8-2 in ACME summer baseball action on a warm Thursday at Fort Jennings Community Park.
Lehman went 5 1/3 innings to get the win (7 hits, 2 earned runs, 7 strikeouts; 77 pitches, 51 strikes). Jackson Lammers came on in relief in the sixth and finished the deal (1 2/3 innings; 1 base-on-balls, 1 K; 26 pitches, 17 strikes).
Mark Metzger went the first 4 2/3 innings to take the loss for the hosts (9 hits, 7 runs, 5 earned, 6 BBs, 4 Ks; 93 pitches, 48 strikes). Brandon Wehri came on to throw the final 2 1/3 innings (3 hits, 1 earned run, 3 Ks; 35 pitches, 25 strikes).
Both teams left a runner on in the first frame.
Berner hit a misjudged fly ball for a double with one down in the visitor first.
Austin Liebrecht led off the Musketeer first with a liner to right, took second on a passed ball and to third on a 1-out grounder by Metzger.
Miller City got two on — via a 1-out walk to Logan Dukes (2-for-3, walk) and a 2-out freebie to Jacob Schimmoeller (2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 runs batted in) — in the second but failed to dent the scoreboard.