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April 18, 2019

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Bulldog boys cage Tigers

By Cort Reynolds
WAYNESFIELD - The Ada baseball team went to Waynesfield-Goshen and came away with a convincing 7-2 victory in a non-conference battle Tuesday evening.

The win upped the Bulldog record to 2-3 and stopped a three-game losing skid.

Ada led 3-2 after scoring single runs in each of the first three innings. The Bulldogs lengthened their lead to 5-2 with two runs in the top of the fourth frame.

In the sixth inning, the purple and gold added two more insurance runs to put the game out of reach.

Junior southpaw Matt Middlebrook went the distance and shut W-G out over the final four innings to earn his first victory of the spring.

Middlebrook scattered eight hits, struck out nine and walked three in a complete-game effort. He allowed three earned runs and threw 69 strikes among his 107 pitches. Middlebrook also walked twice to aid his own cause.


Senior Aaron Everhart led the offense with two singles, two walks, three steals and four runs scored. Sophomore Dylan East contributed two doubles, a walk, a steal and two runs scored.


Senior Colten Shaffer knocked in a game-high three runs with a key double. Junior Austin Amburgey added a single. Ethan Hall walked twice and scored a run.


Ada sophomore Landon Blankenship compiled two walks, two stolen bases and an RBI.


The Bulldogs left nine men on base while W-G stranded eight runners. The Tigers out-hit Ada 8-6 but issued 10 walks and committed three errors.


123 456 7 R H E

Ada 111 202 0 7 6 2

W-G 101 000 0 2 8 3

WP-Middlebrook (1-1) LP-Hurley

2B-Shaffer (A), East (A)


Ada (0-1 home, 0-2 NWC) hosts league foe Delphos Jefferson (1-3, 1-0 NWC) Thursday.