Wildcats rally past ACME Knights
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:00 AM
By JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Correspondent
CONVOY — The Jefferson ACME team rallied from a 4-3 deficit and scored the last five runs to double up Crestview 8-4 in action Monday at the Crestview Athletic Complex.
Josh Teman got the pitching win, going the first five frames, with Jace Stockwell getting the save with two innings of 1-hit, 2-strikeout relief.
Gaige Rassman and Jake Pulford (run) went 2-for-3 to pace the Wildcat 6-hit attack.
Crestview southpaw Justin Overmyer started, but righty reliever Spencer Rolsten took the loss. Preston Gerardot threw an inning of 1-hit, 1-walk, 2-unearned run relief.
Gerardot led the 5-hit Crestview offense with a 2-for-3 night, while Colby Clifton went 1-for-3 with two runs batted in.
After the Knights had rallied to take the lead 4-3 at the end of five frames, the Red and White took it back with that 3-spot in the top of the sixth. Rassman started it with an infield hit and an out later, Pulford singled to right and Ryan Bullinger walked to juice the bases. Nick Fitch was hit by a pitch, scoring Rassman, and Adam Rode forced Fitch at second to get Pulford home and put runners on the corners. A throwing error on a Kurt Wollenhaupt grounder plated Bullinger for that 6-4 lead.
The visitors put on the last two runs in the seventh. Hunter Binkley got aboard on a leadoff throwing error, stole second, took third on a wild pitch and, an out later, scored as Rassman singled sharply to right. An error on a Gage Mercer grounder allowed both runners to stay on base. Pulford walked to load the bases and a force-out of Pulford on Bullinger’s grounder got Rassman in for the final tally.
The Wildcats took a 3-0 edge in the fourth. Binkley led off with an infield hit, took third on a pickoff error and touched the dish on a Jace Stockwell sacrifice fly to center. Back-to-back bases-on-balls (Rassman and Mercer) and a slap to right by Pulford juiced the sacks. Rassman scored on Bullinger’s sac fly to center and after Fitch walked to again load them up, Rode’s infield hit to short plated Mercer for the 3-run lead.
The Knights got a run back in the bottom half on a 1-out walk to Clifton, a pickoff error and an RBI slap to center by Nate Owens.
The home team took the lead with a 3-run fifth. With one down, Zach Simerman got aboard on a throwing error, followed by a 2-base throwing error on a Gerardot grounder that plated Simerman. Gerardot stayed put as Rolsten beat out an infield hit to short and Jordan Miller Walked to load the bases. Clifton stroked a 2-run single the opposite way into left to get Gerardot and Rolsten home for that 1-run edge.
Hunter Binkley 2b/ss 4-2-1-0, Jace Stockwell ss/p 3-0-0-1, Gaige Rassman 1b 3-3-2-1, Gage Mercer 3b 3-1-0-0, Jake Pulford eh 3-1-2-0, Ryan Bullinger rf 2-1-0-1, Nick Fitch c 2-0-0-1, Adam Rode lf 3-0-1-2, Kurt Wollenhaupt cf/2b 2-0-0-0, Josh Teman p/cf 3-0-0-0. Totals 28-8-6-6.
Jordan Miller c 3-0-0-0, Colby Clifton 1b 3-1-1-2, Nathan Owens rf/2b 3-0-1-1, Justin Overmyer p/rf 3-0-0-0, Jake Lippi lf 3-0-0-0, Mitchell Rickard ss 3-0-0-0, Zach Simerman 3b 3-1-0-0, Preston Geradot cf/p 3-1-2-0, Spencer Ralston 2b/p/cf 3-1-1-0. Totals 27-4-5-3.
Score by Innings:
Jefferson 0 0 0 3 0 3 2 - 8
Crestview 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 - 4
E: Mercer 3, Rickard 2, Rassman, Teman, Overmyer, Simerman; LOB: Jefferson 8, Crestview 4; SB: Binkley, Bullinger, Gerardot; CS: Simerman (by Fitch), Gerardot (by Fitch); SF: Stockwell, Bullinger.
IP H R ER BB SO
Teman (W) 5.0 4 4 0 2 1
Stockwell (S) 2.0 1 0 0 0 2
Overmyer 3.2 2 3 3 4 4
Ralston (L) 2.2 3 3 2 1 2
Gerardot 1.0 1 2 0 1 0
WP:; PB: Fitch; HBP: Fitch (by Rolsten); BB: Rassman, Mercer, Pulford, Bullinger, Fitch, Wollenhaupt, Miller, Clifton.