ACME Baseball: St. Marys' early runs hold up against New Bremen

NEW BREMEN — The St. Marys ACME baseball team took advantage of its chances to score early and New Bremen couldn’t capitalize on its shots late on Friday night.

St. Marys defeated New Bremen, 4-1, as St. Marys starter Codie Deaton held down the Cardinals offense for six innings.

St. Marys scored all four of its runs in the first two innings. Tyler Rose singled to left to plate two runs Luke Leffel came home on an error to give St. Marys a 3-0 lead.

In the second inning Tyler McMurray drew a walk and stole second.  A Dirk Fenwick RBI groundout made it 4-0.

“In the first couple of innings we did well,” St. Marys head coach Alan Huber said. “We attacked the baseball and pushed a couple of runs across. After the second inning we started to get too aggressive and we were swinging at marginal pitches instead of waiting for our pitches.”

Codie Deaton threw six innings for St. Marys  to earn the win, giving up one earned run on six hits. He walked two and struck out five. Marcus Wagner pitched the seventh giving up a hit and struck out the final batter.

“Deaton pitched a big game for us tonight,” Huber said. “He had a no-hitter going through four innings. He started to lose a little bit and I brought in Wanger to finish off the seventh inning.”

New Bremen couldn’t drive in runners on base in the final two innings.

“We had our chances in the last two innings,” New Bremen head coach Logan O’Neill said. “In the bottom of the sixth we had the bases loaded with no outs and we just couldn’t get that big hit to get anybody in. In the bottom of the seventh we also had the bases loaded but still couldn’t get that big hit.”

New Bremen will face St. Henry at home on Monday, while St. Marys will host Elida on Monday.

New Bremen second baseman Alex Feltz stretches for a throw to the base as Nate Vogel steals second base. (Staff Photo/John Zwez)