The Decatur Daily Democrat



Bellmont Baseball vs. North Side

Coach Tom Montgomery’s boys continued to crush the ball Monday, scoring doubledigi­t runs for the third game in three days and beating North Side on the road, 10-4.

After running through his whole repertoire of pitchers during Saturday’s doublehead­er sweep of Wayne, Montgomery handed the ball to Ethan Miller for his debut. Miller delivered a complete game, striking out five and allowing just one earned run for the victory.

Another new player to the squad, Gavin Krull, continued to impress, scoring twice after drawing two walks.

Kobe Baker and Isaiah Wellman had two hits each in the victory.

Adams Central Baseball vs. Parkway (OH)

Ryan Tester entered Monday’s game at Parkway with the Adams Central Jets down 5-2 and two runners on. From there, Tester shut down the Panthers, striking out eight in 5.1 innings of relief, to earn the 10-5 victory.

Tester, who allowed just four hits and walked none in his time on the mound, delivered exactly what coach Dave Neuenschwa­nder needed with his team facing an early deficit.

The Jets’ comeback was initiated in nearly every inning by Alex Currie, the Jets’ shortstop. Currie had three singles, drew a walk and was hit by a pitch to reach in each of his five plate appearance­s and scored all five times.

Ryan Black also had three hits for the Jets.

South Adams Baseball Blackford

Owen Wanner turned in another dominating pitching performanc­e and A.J. Dull contribute­d two innings of relief as South Adams shut out Blackford on the road and won 3-0.

It was quite the pitching duel between Wanner and Blackford’s Mason Merkel. Through the first five innings, the two allowed just three combined hits. South Adams did not reach base safely until the fifth, breaking up Merkel’s no-hit bid with a bunt single by Gavin Myers after Nate Muselman walked to lead off the inning.

When Dull entered the scoreless game in the bottom of the sixth, he allowed the first two batters he faced to reach, but got a strikeout and a pickoff to get out of the inning.

The Starfires finally got on the board after Corey Lenington singled to center and was sacrificed to second by Wanner. Colin Subler drove in the opening run with a double off Merkel, who then walked two more batters to load the bases before being pulled in favor of Ethan Morris.

South Adams made Merkel pay, though, hitting the ball right at him at his new position, first base, for a two-run error.

Dull then worked a perfect 1-2-3 inning to finish off the win.


South Adams Minster (OH)

Kristen Wynn may have put the South Adams Starfires ahead with a one-out single to break a 3-3 tie Monday against Minster, but Sofia Schwartz put the game away with another home run, this time a grand slam in the top of the seventh inning to give the Starfires an 8-3 victory.

Peyton Pries threw six innings and allowed just one earned



run, but an error in the fifth inning led to two runs and a tie ballgame.

South Adams had gained a lead with two runs from the bottom of the lineup in the fifth. Looking to play small ball in the final inning and push a run across, Cora Baker drew a walk to lead off the inning and was bunted over to second. The Stars bunted again and Jessica Myers placed it perfectly, turning the batting order over to leadoff hitter Macy Pries. Pries bunted yet again and Minster attempted to get Myers out at second, but the throw was late and the bases were loaded for Wynn.

The win moved South Adams back to .500 on the year with a record of 5-5.

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