BASEBALL: Riders split with Versailles, Minster sweeps Loramie
ST. MARYS — St. Marys’ Wes Taylor knocked in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Roughrider baseball team to a 7-6 win in the opening game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Versailles.
Versailles used a five-run third inning in the second game to salvage a split with a 7-4 win.
St. Marys rallied back from a 6-1 deficit, scoring single runs in the third, fourth, sixth and seventh inning to go along with a three-run fifth inning.
Taylor brought in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh after Austin James walked to begin the inning, moved to second on the sac bunt by Mason Gross before Taylor drove him in.
St. Marys fell behind 5-1 in the second game before closing to within 5-4 in the fifth inning. Versailles scored twice in the sixth inning to give itself a cushion while the Riders ran into three outs on the basepaths.
Seth Fitzgerald and Codie Deaton collected RBI for the Roughriders in the second game.
Minster defeats Fort Loramie 1-0 and 5-4
MINSTER — It was a 1-0 pitcher's battle in the opener and Jay Eilerman's two-run single gave Minster a comeback 5-4 in the second gamein the Wildcats' doubleheader sweep of Fort Loramie on Saturday.
Adam Niemeyer threw a one-hit shutout to get the win on the mound for Minster.
In the second game Minster needed four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat the Redskins 5-4. Jay Eilerman completed the comeback with a deep single to center that scored Wente and Wolf and give Minster a 5-4 lead.
Ft. Loramie loaded the bases in the top of the seventh, but Minster pitcher Austin Knapke ened the game by getting a force play at second for the 5-4 victory.
NEW BREMEN 15, JACKSON CENTER 4
JACKSON CENTER — New Bremen scored in five of its six at-bats and rolled to a 15-4 win over Jackson Center on Saturday.
Both Alex Frideger and Aaron Clune drove in three runs. Cody Wendel, David Zirkle and Luke Schwieterman each collected two RBI.
Ethan Elshoff earned the win in relief, working 3 and 2-3 shutout innings out of the bullpen with three strikeouts.
New Bremen catcher Aaron McCollum picked two runners off the basepaths defensively.