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May 29, 2020

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Baseball: State-ranked Lancers down Ada boys

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Second-ranked Lincolnview came to Ada and used a 12-run fourth inning to beat the Bulldogs 23-1 in Northwest Conference baseball play on a cool Friday night.

The loss dropped Ada's record to 8-11 and 1-6 in NWC play. The league-leading Lancers improved to 19-2 and 7-0 in the NWC with the lopsided win.

Lincolnview led just 3-1 after two innings. But the Lancers scored six in the third frame, then exploded for a dozen runs in the fourth to put the game away.

Lancer Jaden Youtsey smacked two doubles in the big fourth inning. His first drive bounced off the right-center field fence.

Dylan East, Connor Frazier, Jacob Morgan and Noah Garmon collected the Ada hits. Cody Johnston walked in the fourth and stole a base. Frazier drove in Ethan Hall with the lone Bulldog run.

Gavin Carter led the Lancers with a triple, three singles, four runs batted in and two runs scored. Braxton Fox doubled, hit two singles, scored three runs and drove in three more.

Ethan Kemler contributed two doubles, a single, three runs and two runs batted into go with one stolen base. Thad Walker collected three RBI.

Collin Overholt singled, doubled, scored three runs and drove in one run. Youtsey cracked two doubles, scored four runs and had two RBI. He also stole a base.

Lincolnview out-hit Ada, 19-4.

    123    4  56    7    R    H    E
Lview    126    12 2x    x    23    11    2     
Ada    010    0  00    x    1    3    4    
WP-Overholt    LP-Frazier (1-4)            
2B-Kemler 2 (L), Youtsey 2 (L), Overholt (L), Fox (L)
3B-Carter (L)

The Bulldogs left four runners on base while the Lancers stranded five. The Bulldogs were guilty of one error, and Lincolnview was charged with no miscues.

Ada has a makeup game left with Columbus Grove to finish the regular season. The purple and gold host Delphos St. John's Tuesday, May 14 in Div. IV sectional first round play.