By JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
CONVOY — Caleb Fetzer didn’t need a lot of help in the second game of the District 5 ACME summer baseball opener Friday night at the Crestview Sports Complex.
He 1-hit St. John’s.
However, he also got plenty of offensive help with an 11-hit attack and four Blue Jays errors in a 14-0, 5-inning affair.
The Cougars advance to a matchup with Jefferson — the other winner Friday afternoon — at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Fetzer tossed 73 pitches (44 strikes) while walking four with four strikeouts.
The Jays used four hurlers: lefty starter Jake Youngpeter, who was charged with 8 runs (3 earned) in 1.1 innings, Gage Seffernick, Josh Warnecke and Ryan Hellman. All told they threw 115 pitches, 66 for strikes.
Youngpeter tossed 42 in the bottom of the first inning alone when he was tagged for five runs. With one down, Joe Lisa singled after staying alive on an error on a foul pop, Brandt Henry walked and Fetzer singled in Lisa, with the other runners advancing on the throw home. An error on Mason Carr’s ground ball scored Henry and put runners on the corners. After Carr stole second, Ethan Williams slapped a 2-run knock to right, part of a 4-RBI night for the third baseman. Gavin Gardner kept the inning going with a double to left center, and Williams scored on a Ryan McCracken groundout for a 5-0 lead.