Down 1-0 with two outs in the top of the seventh inning, Lima Bath (18-6) came back to defeat Archbold 5-1 in nine innings, Saturday, July 12, in the state ACME tournament at Archbold.
Archbold scored its only run of the game in the bottom of the first inning.
With two outs, Lima Bath pitcher Cam Clark walked Ben Bucklew. First baseman Jeff Sparks brought Bucklew home on a single to left field for a 1-0 lead that held up until the seventh inning.
Lima Bath’s Luke Niebel got on base with a base hit, then stole second. Jared Davis scored Niebel with a single to left field to tie the score at 1.
Everything went wrong for the Streaks in the seventh inning.
Bath’s Dylan Burkholder was hit by a pitch, sending him to first base. A sacrifice bunt by Andrew Renner sent Burkholder to second.
After Chase Clark hit a triple to right field, which scored Burkholder for a 2-1 Bath lead, Bucklew, Archbold starting pitcher, was replaced by Matt Sevey on the mound.
Chase Clark scored from third on a wild pitch, and Sevey walked Niebel and Tyler Stahr.
Davis hit a line drive to right field, bringing home Niebel and Stahr for a 5-1 advantage.
Archbold was unable to get anyone on base in the bottom of the inning for the Lima Bath win.
Cam Clark got the win. Pitching a complete game, he allowed one run on five hits, struck out six, and walked three.
Bucklew recorded the loss.
Sparks led Archbold at the plate with a double and a single. Sevey, Hayden Galvan, and Isaac Petersen each recorded singles.
Archbold 11, Northmont 9
Dropping down to the loser’s bracket, Archbold defeated Northmont 11-9, Sunday, July 13.
Northmont (25-7) was up 6-1 going into the fourth inning. Archbold scored nine runs in the fourth and fifth to take a 10-6 lead.
The Streaks (11-9) scored their final run in the top of the seventh, while Northmont scored three times for the 11-9 final.
Sevey was the winning pitcher. In five innings he allowed three runs on five hits, struck out none, and walked three.
Northmont’s four pitchers allowed 14 hits by Archbold. Bucklew led the Streaks with a double and three singles.
Others getting singles were Sevey, Walker (2), Sparks, Galvan, Mitchell Hogrefe (2), Seth Mayer, and I. Petersen (2).
Archbold was scheduled to play Xenia (20-8), yesterday, Tuesday. The winner plays the Coldwater-Lima Bath winner tonight, Wednesday, 8 p.m.