BG’s Neifer tosses 2-hit shutout


SYLVANIA — Bowling Green pitcher Logan Neifer tossed a complete game two-hit shutout as the visiting Bobcats defeated Sylvania Southview, 4-0, in Northern Lakes League baseball. Neifer struck out one and walked three, stranding four. He threw 75 pitches.

He lost his no-hit bid with two outs on the fifth inning on and infield hit by Trent Riggs past diving third baseman Braden Loomis and fielded at deep short by Jack Brown. Brown bobbled the ball but had no play at the runner.

Southview stranded a runner at third in the sixth…the furthest a runner reached. Southview’s only other hit was a line drive leadoff single to center field by Jacob Huss in the sixth.

The game was scoreless until the seventh. BG’s Caleb Kunstmann led off with a bunt hit down the grass at third. The throw was off but it was no matter since Kunstmann had it beat out. Brent Boston then reached on a throwing error by the Cougars. After an infield fly pop to first, the runners moved up on a wild pitch.

A walk to Rhett Winger loaded the bases and starter Luke Hermiller was relieved by Ryan Ragusa. Ragusa walked Carter Earl, forcing in Kunstmann. Jack Brown then hit a single up the middle past a drawn in shortstop scoring Boston and Winger.

A fielder’s choice by Neifer resulted in Earl getting the throw out at the plate in a rundown. Brown advanced to third on the play and scored on a wild pitch the following batter.

Brown was 2-for-4 with a double in the fourth and had two RBI. Earl was 1-for-3 with an RBI walk, Neifer was 1-for-4, while Kunstmann was 1-for-2 and reached after getting hit by a pitch. Joey Kline was 1-for-3 with an infield single.

BG is 6-4 overall and 2-2 in the league and hosts Southview Tuesday at 5. The Cougars are 3-5 and 1-2.

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