Collin Bailey of Jefferson delivers a pitch in Van Wert on Monday. (DHI Media/Chris Howell)
Collin Bailey of Jefferson delivers a pitch in Van Wert on Monday. (DHI Media/Chris Howell)
VAN WERT — The Cougars took care of Jefferson in six innings on Monday night, beating the Wildcats 13-3 to bounce back from a rough weekend in Coldwater.

Turner Witten and Ethan Rupert led the way for the Van Wert offense, each recording three hits and combining to drive in five runs.

Rupert also started the game on the mound, picking up the win after going three innings, allowing three runs on five hits and striking out two.

Josh Reichert pitched the final three innings, striking out two batters while holding the Jefferson offense scoreless.

Braylon Scalf, Josh Wiseman and Braxton Scalf each recorded two hits in the game for the Wildcats. Jacob Simmons drove in two of Jefferson’s three runs on the evening.

Collin Bailey began the game on the hill for the visitors and surrendered five runs (four earned). Logan Herron and Jackson Ream each saw four runners cross the plate during their combined five and two-third innings of relief.

After grabbing a 2-1 lead through the first two innings, the Cougars used a five-run third inning to break the game open.

Turner Witten singled in Kaiden Bates and Jacob Place to kick off the scoring. Owen Treece followed by stealing third and scoring on an overthrow. Josh Halker plated another runner a double to the center field fence before scoring himself on a past ball to bring the score to 7-3

The Cougars would score six runs in the final two innings to end the game at 13-3 with two outs in the bottom of the sixth.

With the win, Van Wert moves to 4-3 on the summer.

Jefferson (3)

Braylon Scalf 3-0-2-0, Collin Bailey 2-2-0-0, Josh Wiseman 3-1-2-0, Jacob Simmons 3-0-1-2, Braxton Scalf 3-0-2-1, Jackson Ream 2-0-0-0, Logan Gallmeier 3-0-0-0, Logan Herron 3-0-1-0, Cody Bailey 2-0-0-0, Logan Murray 1-0-0-0

Van Wert (13)

Kaiden Bates 3-2-1-0, Jacob Place 3-3-2-2, Owen Treece 3-2-2-0, Turner Witten 4-3-3-3, Ethan Rupert 4-1-3-3, Josh Halker 3-1-2-2, Ries Wise 3-0-1-0, Logan Collins 3-0-1-0, Xavier Okuly 1-0-0-0, Breckin Boroff 1-0-0-0, Ethan Mooney 2-0-0-0, Blaze Bolenbaugh 0-1-0-0, Josh Reichert 2-0-0-0, Eli Kline 1-0-0-0

Score by Inning - R H E

Jefferson 102 000 - 3 8 3

Van Wert 205 024 - 13 15 0

IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO

Jefferson

Collin Bailey 2.0 3 5 4 2 3

Logan Herron 2.1 7 4 4 1 3

Jackson Ream 1.1 5 4 4 0 2

Van Wert

Ethan Rupert 3.0 5 3 3 1 2

Josh Reichert 3.0 3 0 0 2 2