Miller City moves to 3-0 in PCL baseball
Friday, April 18, 2014 12:17 AM
LEIPSIC — Miller City played three Putnam County League baseball games this week in four days.
The Wildcats had a successful week in the league winning all three games.
The third win came Thursday afternoon as Miller City held off a late charge by Leipsic to claim a 6-5 win. The Wildcats are 3-0 in the league and 6-2 overall, while the Vikings are 1-2 in the league and 3-6 overall.
The Vikings had a 3-2 lead after scoring twice in the bottom of the third inning. Miller City reclaimed the lead in the fourth inning as they scored four times. Leipsic made things interesting with two runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Ross Lehman (3-1) picked up the win for Miller City as he worked five plus innings allowing five runs on four hits with five strikeouts and three walks. Adam Drummelsmith picked up the save as he went two innings not allowing a run on two hits with two strikeouts.
Hunter Berner went 4 for 4 for Miller City with two singles and two doubles.
Neil Haselman took the loss as he worked seven innings allowing four runs on eight hits with six strikeouts and a walk.
Gavin Cupp had three singles for the Vikings and Haselman a single and double.
St. John's 0
DELPHOS — Ottoville broke open a close game with six runs in the seventh inning to post a 10-0 non-league win over Delphos St. John's.
The Big Green took a 4-0 lead with single runs in the first, second, fifth and sixth innings.
Luke Schimmoeller picked up the win for Ottoville as he scattered seven hits while striking out eight Blue Jays.
Brendon Schnipke, Joel Beining, Alex Horstman and Bailey Seibert all had two hits for the Big Green.
Gage Seffernick took the loss for St. John's as he worked six innings. Jesse Ditto worked the seventh inning.
PANDORA — Liberty-Benton picked up a Blanchard Valley Conference win Thursday as the Eagles topped Pandora-Gilboa 6-3.
The Rockets took a 1-0 lead with a run in the first inning before the Eagles tied the game in the second inning and took the lead in the third inning with two runs. Both teams scored two runs in the fifth inning.
Jared Neiling picked up the win for the Eagles as he went the distance allowing three runs on eight hits with nine strikeouts. Neiling had a double for the Eagles.
Jacob Basinger (1-1) took the loss for P-G as he went 2 2/3 innings allowing three runs on four hits.
Brian Schneck had a single and double for the Rockets (1-2, 4-3). Basinger had two singles and two RBIs and Reed Hovest had two hits and an RBI. Dustin Rieman had two hits for P-G as well.