Lehman and Lima Central Catholic hooked up in a dandy non-league baseball game Wednesday at Lehman, the Cavaliers coming away with a 3-1 win in a game that lasted only 70 minutes.
The win put the Cavaliers at 9-1 on the season, and they are off until Saturday, when they host Sidney at 11 a.m.
“It was just a good, very clear baseball game,” said Sidney coach Dave King. “It you got there late, you missed it.
Lehman scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the third. Brandon Barhorst singled and stole second, then was sacrificed to third by Tyler Lachey. He then scored when Parker Riley sent a sacrifice fly to right.
Lima Catholic came back with a run in the fourth inning on an error, a stolen base and a single. The T-Birds had the go-ahead run thrown out at the plate, however.
It stayed 1-1 until the last of the fifth, and Barhorst again started it off, this time with a long double. Lehman went to sacrifice him to third, and Lima Catholic chose to throw to third, but it was not in time. That put runners on the corners.
With the infield in, Riley grounded out and the runners had to hold, but Dylan Arnold came through with a base hit to drive in what proved to be the winning run. Bryce Kennedy then plated the second run of the inning with a sacrifice fly.
Meanwhile, Riley continued along unbeaten for the past two seasons. He allowed five hits while striking out four and walking one. Lima pitcher Jennings fanned four and didn’t walk any.
“Parker threw 81 percent strikes,” said King. “Our defense made the plays behind him, and our outfield wound up with 12 putouts.”
Both Barhorst and Arnold wound up with two hits, and Barhorst scored two of the three runs.
Lima`000 100 0—1`5`1
Lehman`001 020 x—3`7`1
Jennings (LP) and Santaguida; Riley and Smith.
Records: Lehman 9-1, Lima CC 4-4.
Versailles 12, Bremen 2
VERSAILLES — Versailles upped its record on the year to 8-1 with a 12-2 run-rule verdict over New Bremen in Midwest Athletic Conference baseball action Tuesday night.
The game was Versailles’ first in MAC play. New Bremen is now 0-1 and 6-4.
The Tigers got three hits each from Kyle Subler and Rutschilling and two hits each from Keaton McEldowney, Niekamp and Heitkamp. Rutschilling, Knapke, Richard, Niekamp, Ruhenkamp and Grisez all doubled and Rutschilling also homered.
For New Bremen, Casey Parker had two hits and Luke Vonderhaar drove in two runs.
WP: Heitkamp; LP: Blickle
Records: Versailles 8-1, New Bremen 6-4.
Parkway 6, NK 3
NEW KNOXVILLE — Parkway edged the New Knoxville Rangers in MAC play Tuesday, 6-3.
The Rangers fall to 0-1 in the league and 3-3 overall.
Knoxville`100 002 0—3`7`3
Parkway`120 210 x—6`12`1
WP: Huff; LP: Merges
Records: New Bremen 3-3, Parkway 4-3.
Riverside 11, Perry 0
LIMA — Riverside scored early and often in rolling to an 11-0 victory over Lima Perry in Northwest Central Conference action Tuesday.
The Pirates go to 3-1 in the NWCC and are now 5-5.
Tylor Eaton had three hits and drove in three runs for the Piraters. Caleb Stevens, Hunter Kreglow and Trey Long all had two hits, and both Eaton and Lane had doubled.
Long also drove in two runs and Kreglow, Hayden Robinson and Long all scored twice.
Riverside`014 330 0—11`11`1
Perry`010 100 0—2`9`5
WP: Kean; LP: Money
Records: Riverside 5-5, Perry 2-2.