2018-07-11 / Sports

Acme Team Advances To District Tournament


As Mitch Grosjean is welcomed at home plate after hitting a home run against Pettisville, Grosjean said he pointed upward “to give credit to the Man who gave me the ability to hit that.”– photo by Mary Huber As Mitch Grosjean is welcomed at home plate after hitting a home run against Pettisville, Grosjean said he pointed upward “to give credit to the Man who gave me the ability to hit that.”– photo by Mary Huber After falling to the loser’s bracket with a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Tinora, the Archbold Acme baseball team defeated Pettisville 21-1 and then turned the tables on the Rams with a 14-1 victory to finish as runners-up in the District 2 Acme North double-elimination sectional tournament.

Patrick Henry won the sectional title, defeating the Rams 6-5 in the title game, Saturday, July 7.

Tinora 3, Archbold 1

Tinora scored runs in the first and third inning to lead 2-0, Friday, July 6, in the second round of the sectional tournament.

Archbold scored its only run in the sixth. Chase Kohler walked, and advanced to second base on a passed ball.

Jeron Williams singled, and after Kohler and Williams each advanced a base, Mitch Grosjean grounded out to third while Kohler scored.

The Rams scored an insurance run in the top of the seventh for a 3-1 lead that held up.

Archbold, 5 hits: Grosjean double; Williams two singles; Cory Erbskorn and Travis Ziegler, single each.

T.J. Rice was the losing pitcher. In two innings he allowed one run on three hits, struck out three, and walked one.

Archbold 21, Pettisville 1

Pettisville led 1-0 after the top of the first, but it was all Archbold after that as the Streaks won 21-1 in five innings in the second round of the loser’s bracket, Saturday, July 7, at Patrick Henry.

Archbold scored six runs in the first inning, highlighted by Grosjean’s home run; seven in the second; and four in each of the third and fourth innings for the five-inning win.

Kreighton Sims was the winning pitcher. In five innings he allowed one run on four hits, struck out four, and walked two.

Austin Horning was the hard-luck loser. In 1 1/3 innings he allowed 10 runs on six hits, struck out one, and walked two.

Archbold, 15 hits: Grosjean single, homer, three runs batted in; Rice four singles, four RBIs; Sims two singles, double, three RBIs; Rigo Ramos triple; Erbskorn double.

Pettisville, four hits: A. Horning, Brayden Barrett, Josh Horning, Aaron Rupp, single each.

Archbold 14, Tinora 1

Memorial Park was the site of the loser’s bracket finals, Sunday, July 8. The winner would advance to the district tournament at Patrick Henry.

Archbold came out swinging, leading 4-0 after two on its way to the 14-1 victory in seven innings.

Holden Galvan opened the top of the second by getting hit by a pitch, then stealing second.

A single by Clay Nafziger scored Galvan for Archbold’s first run. After Nafziger advanced to second, Jeron Williams brought him home with a base hit.

Rice followed with a double, scoring Williams, and a double from Grosjean scored Rice for the 4-0 advantage.

The Rams scored its only run in the second.

In the third, Erbskorn tripled, and then scored on a single by Travis Ziegler.

In the fifth, Ziegler singled, advanced to second on an error, and then advanced to third. A sacrifice bunt by Kohler scored Ziegler for the 6-1 lead.

The Streaks scored three runs in the sixth and five in the seventh for the run-rule victory.

Ramos pitched a complete game. He allowed one run on four hits, struck out 12, and walked one.

Archbold, 18 hits: Williams two singles, double; Rice, Nafziger, and Grosjean, single, double each; Drake Mohring double; Erbskorn double, triple; Ziegler three singles.

District

Patrick Henry plays Ottawa Glandorf in the first game of the district tournament, Friday, July 13, 4 pm. Archbold (17-7) plays Kalida at 6:15 pm.

Winners play at 12 pm, Saturday, July 14.

The loser advances to the loser’s bracket to play Sunday, July 15, 1 pm.

Saturday’s winner advances to the championship game to play the winner of the loser’s bracket, Sunday, 3:30 pm. If a second game is necessary, it will be played Monday, July 16, 6 pm.

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