Updated 10:05 p.m., Perrysburg baseball 8-0 in NLL after edging BG PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Gordon Sentinel Assisatnt Sports Editor   
Monday, 06 May 2013 20:34
Perrysburg's AJ Stockwell makes the catch in time to get Bowling Green's Quinn Donaldson out at first during their game Monday afternoon. (Photo: Shane Hughes/Sentinel-Tribune)
PERRYSBURG —  Perrysburg’s baseball team found a way to win Monday.
The Yellow Jackets — ranked fourth in Division I — scratched out a 2-1 eight-inning win over Bowling Green at Jim Leyland Family Field. PHOTO GALLERY
On a day Perrysburg had solid pitching and defense, and little offense, Mark Delas scored the winning run on an infield error with two out.
Delas singled to right field to start the eighth and was bunted to second base by Kyle Durham. Nick Munger’s ground ball to second moved Delas to third with two out.
After an intentional walk to A.J. Stockwell, who then stole second, Nick Fleming hit a hard ground ball through the legs of BG’s shortstop to send Delas home with the winning run.
The win kept Perrysburg, 18-1 overall, undefeated in the Northern Lakes League at 8-0. Anthony Wayne entered Monday with one loss and every other team had at least two.
Perrysburg is 5-1 in one-run games this season, including a 3-0 record in the NLL.
The Yellow Jackets have won 15 straight games, their only loss coming April 6 to Rochester (Mich. Adams in Game 2 of a doubleheader.
“We come out and battle every day, keep our heads up and don’t get down,” said Stockwell, who was 3-for-3 with two doubles, one driving in his team’s first run.
“We keep battling until we can get the key hit when we need it. We believe we’re going to find a way to win. Coach Hall (Perrysburg’s Dave) stresses the fundamentals and we work on those as much as we can.”
The loss dropped BG to 11-7, 3-5. BG has lost six one-run games, four coming in the league.
“I’m proud of my kids,” BG coach Robert Yenrick said. “We had a chance to win, but Perrysburg is a great team and they got it done. We’re still a good team, though. We just have to figure it out.”
Perrysburg had two-thirds of “Hall Ball” working against BG with its pitching and defense, but BG senior right-hander Nolan Dill kept the Yellow Jacket bats under control before he was relieved after seven innings.
Dill mixed a fastball and excellent changeup to strike out 11 and walk one. He allowed nine hits, but stranded seven runners on base.
“He threw a great game, an unbelievable game,” Yenrick said. “He battled and battled. Every time we needed a play to be made, he made it. He kept us in it.”
“He had good command of his pitches the whole game,” Stockwell said.
Four players accounted for nine of Perrysburg’s 10 hits. Delas, Nick Munger and Zach Honsberger each singled twice.
“We didn’t get timely hits,” Hall said. “Our hits were bunched among a few guys. We didn’t hit the ball hard.
“Our bats are struggling a little bit, but they’re going to come back and get hot again,” Hall added.
Munger also was sharp as he pitched the first seven innings. The senior right-hander allowed a run on seven hits with five strikeouts and one walk.
“His splitter was really good,” Stockwell said.
Stockwell pitched the eighth. He hit Dill to lead off the inning and Mitch Cromley bunted him to second. But the inning ended with a strikeout and a ground out.
The Bobcats had a chance to take the lead in the sixth when they loaded the bases with one out, but they hit into a double play to end the inning.
Perrysburg left fielder Austin Lee made a diving catch in foul territory to end the seventh with runners on first and second.
Yellow Jacket shortstop Gus Dimmerling started the double play in the sixth and also ran down a pop fly in left field earlier in the game.
Perrysburg has a 2.40 earned-run average and has made just 31 errors in 19 games.
“Our pitching and defense are going to keep us in games and that’s huge because it gives us a lot of confidence,”  Stockwell said. “As hitters, we know we don’t have to score a lot of runs because our pitchers are going to keep it to a 2-1, 3-2 game most of the time.”
Perrysburg opened the scoring in the fourth when Munger singled to right, stole second and scored on Stockwell’s double to right-center.
BG tied in the game in the fifth on Jeremy Chambers’ sacrifice fly to center that scored Rob Tyrrell. Tyrrell singled to left, took second on a wild pitch and advanced to third on Ricky Riggs’ bunt single.

8 innings
BGHS    000    010    00—1    7    1
PERRYSBURG    000    100    01—2    10    1
(Two out when winning run scored)
HITS — (BG) Donaldson 2, Fisher, Cromley, Tyrrell, Riggs, Chambers; (P) Stockwell 3, Delas 2, Munger 2, Honsberer 2, Slocum. 2B — (P) Stockwell 2. RUNS — (BG) Tyrrell; (P) Delas, Munger. RBI — (BG) Chambers; (P) Stockwell. SB — (BG) Chambers; (P) Slocum, Munger, Honsberger. SAC — (BG) Cromley; (P) Slocum, K. Durham. SAC FLY — (BG) Chambers. HBP — (BG) Gambrell (by Munger), Dill (by Stockwell). LOB — BGHS 9, Perrysburg 9. DP — Perrysbrg.

IP    H    R    ER    BB    SO
Dill    7    9    1    1    1    11
Cromley (LP)    1    1    0    0    1    0

Munger    7    7    1    1    1    5
Stockwell (WP)    1    0    0    0    0    1
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:11

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