Bobcats edge Perrysburg

In a battle of two teams undefeated in Northern Lakes League play, Bowling Green slipped past Perrysburg,
4-3 Monday afternoon.
The Bobcats, 12-0 overall, are 5-0 in the NLL and the only unbeaten team in the league. The Yellow
Jackets are 10-4, 3-1.
“We battled and we knew that they were going to battle. That’s (Perrysburg) a great team and we knew that
they would be right with us,” BG head coach Jim Beaverson said.
“We like to play baseball. We like to go out and challenge other teams and compete,” Beaverson added. “We
look forward to our next game and focus on that to be the best on the field that day.”
The Bobcats had six hits in the game, but were helped by three errors. Defensively Bowling Green turned
three double plays.
“They (BG) are a good ball club. They swing the bats. They made the plays and we didn’t both offensively
and defensively,” Perrysburg head coach Dave Hall said.
“We haven’t been turning a lot of double plays, but today the ball was bouncing our way,” Beaverson said.

Bowling Green sent nine batters to the plate in the third inning to produce four runs. In the inning, the
Bobcats were helped by three hits, three walks, including one intentional walk, and one error.
Micah Fry blistered a two-run double to give BG a 2-0 lead. Isaac Elsasser followed with an RBI single
and Christian Peek’s fielder’s choice ground ball plated the fourth run.
“He smoked it … That was really huge to get us going as a turning point,” Beaverson said for Fry’s
double. “Micah has really come on as of late with his bat … He is starting to get his swing down, he is
starting to get his groove. Defensively we always knew he could do it in the field.”
Perrysburg had opportunities early in the game, but double plays in the first and second innings stopped
the threats.
Clay Denstorff’s RBI single in the fourth inning scored Perrysburg’s first run. But with one out and two
runners on, the Bobcats turned their third double play of the game to end the inning.
In the sixth inning Perrysburg’s second run scored on a wild pitch. Denstorff’s second RBI single made it
Perrysburg went on to load the bases in the sixth inning. Luke Roberts, who came on in relief of Tucker
Craft, got the third out on a ground ball to shortstop.
Roberts then set down the side in order in the seventh inning to get the save. Craft pitched 5 2/3
innings to earn the win.
“He came in and shut it down,” Beaverson said of Roberts, who is BG’s No. 2 starter. “That’s what we
needed and he performed. As we get ready for later in the season, there are going to be occasions that
he has to step in in the relief role and come through.”
Hall said he liked the fight of his team, but not the result.
“I don’t know what the earned runs turned out to be, but I thought Nate (Ball) threw well enough to give
up two runs, or one run, someone in there,” Hall said.
Perrysburg 000~102~0~3~7~3
Bowling Green 004~000~x~4~6~0
WP – Craft. LP – Ball. Top hitters: Bowling Green, Fry 2B, 2 RBI. Perrysburg, Denstorff, 2 H, 2 RBI.