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Hornets edge Bulldog baseball

By Cort Reynolds

MT. CORY__The Ada High School baseball team lost 4-2 in a non-league contest at Cory-Rawson Thursday evening, March 28. 

The defeat dropped the youthful Bulldogs to 0-3, while C-R improved to 1-0 with the win.

Ada took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Hornets gained the edge with two runs in the home half of the first.

C-R tacked on two more runs in the fifth frame to build a 4-1 lead.

Ada rallied with a run in their final at bat in the seventh, but came up short.

“We are going to go through these types of games with our youth,” said Ada second-year head coach Toby Smith. “We played well in two of the three phases of the game.

“Our hitting is going to come,” he continued. “It just won’t come quickly enough for what our kids want. They will continue to improve and compete.”

First baseman Max Puerto amassed two hits, three stolen bases and scored the early run to lead the Ada offense. 

Mason Wibley knocked out two hits and drove in one run to go with a steal. Junior outfielder Kaine Fisher added a hit, stole a base and scored one run. 

Freshman catcher Andrew Allen and freshman Wes Mowery each singled to provide the other Bulldog hits. Junior shortstop Levi Green drew the lone Ada walk.

The Bulldogs out-hit C-R, 7-6.

Sophomore hurler Wibley pitched five innings of six-hit baseball for Ada. He struck out four and walked three to give up four earned runs. Wibley threw 68 pitches, 40 for strikes or in play. 

Freshman reliever Brody Rister pitched a scoreless sixth inning with two whiffs.

Hornet hurler Blake Boehm pitched a complete game on 105 pitches (84 strikes) to earn the win. He allowed seven hits and one earned run in seven innings. 

Boehm struck out 16 Bulldogs and walked one. 

Second baseman Hank Walters collected two hits and four runs batted in to pace C-R. Shortstop Carson Skulina doubled twice and scored a run. 

Ada left six runners on base, while C-R stranded five. 

The Bulldogs host backyard rival USV (1-1) Saturday for a twinbill at 11 a.m. The Rams lost 8-3 to New Knoxville Thursday evening.



  1 2 3 4 5 6  7  R  H  E
ADA 1 0 0 0 0 0  1  2  7  0
C-R 2 0 0 0 2 0  x  4  6  0

WP-Boehm LP-Wibley

2B-Foust (CR), Skulina 2 (CR), Walter (CR)