Knights boot Lancers from ACME tourney
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 12:00 AM
By Daniel Joseph
DHI Media Correspondent
CONVOY – After playing just two days before, the Lincolnview Lancers and Crestview Knights met at Crestview in sectional tournament action. In the game on Saturday, the Knights walked away with a 14-0, no-hit win, but Monday’s game was much closer. Still, the Knights were too much to handle for Lincolnview, as Crestview advanced with a 7-2 win.
Crestview third baseman Jordan Miller doubled to open the home half of the first and eventually scored on a Lancer error. The Knights would add single runs in the third and fourth before Lincolnview could do any damage versus Crestview starter Zech Simerman.
After a leadoff strikeout to begin the top of the fifth, Dustin Hale and Keli Ralston had back-to-back singles before being advanced by a sacrifice bunt. Austin Leeth then belted one to left, scoring both runners.
The Knights retaliated by scoring two runs in the fifth, followed by two more in the sixth inning. Crestview brought eight batters to the dish in the fifth inning but only had one hit, as they took advantage of three walks and two Lancer errors.
The two runs in the sixth came with two outs in the inning.
Simerman started the game for the Knights and allowed just four hits and two runs in his five innings worked.
“I’m very pleased with Zech’s start on the mound today,” said Knight coach Jeff Helm. “He gave us some solid innings and I’m proud of Jon (Krouse) for coming in and closing the door. They both hit their spots well today and we kept them (Lincolnview) off the base paths because of that.”
The Lancers have been eliminated from the ACME tournament, going 1-2 overall on the week.
Lincolnview 000 020 0- 2 4 5
Crestview 101 122 x- 7 6 1
Lincolnview (AB – Runs – Hits – RBI): Leeth (SS): 2-0-1-2 ; Roberts (P/CF): 1-0-0-0 ; D. Schmersal (3B): 1-0-0-0 Richey (C): 3-0-1-0 ; W. Schmersal (LF): 3-0-0-0 ; Pollock (RF): 1-0-0-0 Motyka (RF): 2-0-0-0 ; Hale (1B): 3-1-1-0 ; Ralston (CF/P): 2-1-1-0 Overholt (2B): 2-0-0-0
Crestview (AB – Runs – Hits – RBI): Miller (3B): 2-1-1-0 ; Johnson (PH): 1-0-0-0 ; Simerman (P): 3-0-1-0 Krouse (P): 1-0-0-0 ; Clifotn (CF): 3-1-1-0 ; Webster (PH): 0-1-0-0 Roop (1B): 2-1-0-0 ; Jellison (PH): 0-1-0-0 ; Owens (C): 2-0-1-1 Overmeyer (RF):1-1-0-0 ; Geradot (RF): 2-0-0-0 ; Lippi (LF): 1-0-0-0 ; Rickard (SS): 3-0-1-0 ; Rolsten (2B): 3-1-1-0
Pitching: WP: Zech Simerman – 5.0 IP, 2 Runs, 2 ER, 4 Hits, 3 BB, 3 KLP: Jalen Roberts – 4.1 IP, 5 Runs, 3 ER, 5 Hits, 3 BB, 2 K Save: Jon Krouse – 2.0 IP, 0 Runs, 0 ER, 0 Hits, 1 BB, 3 K