New Knoxville Rangers Varsity fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 6-1 loss to Botkins (OH) on Friday. Botkins (OH) took the lead on a single in the first inning.
Botkins (OH) got things moving in the first inning. #5 drove in one when #5 singled.
#11 toed the rubber for Botkins (OH). The bulldog went three innings, allowing zero runs on four hits, striking out six and walking zero.
Brandon Smith started the game for New Knoxville Rangers Varsity. The pitcher allowed five hits and three runs over four innings, striking out five and walking one. Jay Waterman and Maxwell Henschen entered the game as relief, throwing one and two-thirds innings and one-third of an inning respectively.
Patrick Covert went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead New Knoxville Rangers Varsity in hits. New Knoxville Rangers Varsity tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Smith led the way with three.
#11 led Botkins (OH) with two hits in two at bats. #5 led Botkins (OH) with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with four stolen bases.