Musketeers down Vikings in PHAALS game
By DAVE BONINSEGNA
LEIPSIC — For the second year in a row, the Leipsic Vikings and Fort Jennings Musketeers baseball teams competed in the Play Hardball Against ALS contest Thursday night.
The game, originally set to be played at Fort Jennings Village Park, was moved to Leipsic with the Musketeers playing as the home team.
Both teams were coming off of two losses and trying to get back into the win column.
Jennings pitcher Jared Hoersten held the “guests” to just one run, scattering six hits, walking one and fanning four, while the Musketeers got two in the third and tacked on an insurance run in the fourth to break their losing skid with a 3-1 Putnam County League victory.
Ryan Rau went 3-for-3 with a run batted in for Fort Jennings, Kyle Hellman had a 1-for-3 performance with an RBI and Alex Vetter also went 1-for-3 with an RBI to account for the three Musketeer runs.
Alex Ellerbrock knocked in the lone Vikings run in a 1-for-3 effort, while Gavin Cupp went 2-for-3.