By Daniel Joseph
DHI Media Correspondent
CONVOY — It was all Cougars on Sunday afternoon as the Delphos Jefferson Wildcats took on Van Wert in ACME tournament action at Crestview High School. The Cougars, who defeated St. John’s on Friday to advance to the game, beat Jefferson 13-0.
Following a lead-off error to begin the bottom of the first, Wildcat starter Josh Teman walked two batters to load the bases with just one out. Josh Braun grounded out, but Justice Tussing came into score the game’s first run. The Cougars then scored six more runs on five hits, all coming with two outs in the inning.
“Scoring a number of runs in one inning really gives you momentum and eases some of the pressure off of our pitcher,” said Cougar head coach Karlin Dunlap. “It puts a lot of pressure on them; 7 runs in one inning is a lot. That might have broken their spirit right there off the bat. If we could do that every game, we’d never get beat.”
All seven first-inning runs were charged to Teman, who was relieved by Jace Stockwell during the rough opening frame.

Stockwell struggled to begin the second as the first five batters came around to score. The Cougars took advantage of four walks in the inning by getting some key hits. Gavin Gardner and Caleb Fetzer each had 2-run doubles during the second.
Jefferson struggled to get any offensive production against right handed pitcher Caleb Jenkins. Jenkins allowed just two hits on the day and walked one while also hitting a batter.
Several of the Cougars contributed to the offensive surge, whether it be runs scored, hits or RBIs. Joe Lisa, Fetzer, Gardner, and Ryan McCracken each contributed two RBIs on the day.
The Cougars have scored 27 runs in the ACME tournament so far and are yet to allow a single run. They will face St. Marys on Monday at 4 p.m. at Crestview.

Delphos Jefferson (AB – Runs – Hits – RBI): Stockwell (SS/P): 3-0-1-0 ; Binkley (CF/SS/3B): 3-0-0-0 ; Rassman (LF): 2-0-0-0 Mercer (3B/P): 2-0-1-0 ; Pulford (DH): 2-0-0-0 ; Fitch (C): 2-0-0-0 ; Bollinger (1B): 1-0-0-0 ; Wollenhaupt (2B): 2-0-0-0 ; Teman (P/CF): 1-0-0-0 Dugeon (PR): 0-0-0-0
Van Wert (AB – Runs – Hits – RBI): Tussing (2B): 1-2-0-0 ; Covey (2B): 1-0-0-0 ; Lisa (RF): 3-0-2-2 ; Henry (CF): 2-1-0-0 Fetzer (3B): 1-2-1-2 ; Braun (LF): 3-1-0-1 ; Williams (DH): 1-2-1-1 Williamson (SS): 1-0-0-0 ; Gardner (1B): 3-2-2-2 ; McCracken (C): 2-2-2-2 Carr (C): 1-0-0-0 ; Jenkins (P): 3-1-1-1
WP: Caleb Jenkins – 5.0 IP, 0 Runs, 0 ER, 2 Hits, 2 BB, 1 K LP: Josh Teman 0.2 IP, 7 Runs, 0 ER, 5 Hits, 3 BB, 0 K