PLYMOUTH — Colonel Crawford dropped a 5-3 decision to Plymouth Thursday in a Division IV sectional tournament game. The contest was a 0-0 tie until Plymouth scored a run in the bottom half to the fourth inning. Colonel Crawford responded, putting up a three spot in the top of the sixth for a commanding 3-1 late in the contest.
However, the Big Red answered the three-run frame with a four-run bottom of the sixth, which would prove to be all that they needed.
Jake Johnson got the start for the Eagles and went four innings, allowing just two hits and an earned run while walking two and striking out two. Ethan Studer came on in relief and pitched the next 1.1 innings, giving up one hit, two earned runs and walked three and fanned two. Noah Thoman became the losing pitcher, throwing just 0.2 innings of work but allowing three hits and two runs (one earned), which proved to be the winning runs for Plymouth.
Each team finished with six hits on the day. Crawford committed two errors to just one by the Vikings.
Thoman had a pair of singles at the plate and drove in one run in the loss. Kaden Schell belted a triple and scored a run while Gavin Feitchner delivered a single and scored a run. Johnson notched a single, a run and an RBI for the game. Eli Shultz rounded out the Eagles’ offense with a single.
While the Eagles’ tourney run may be over, they will travel to Upper Sandusky to face-off against the Rams in their final Northern-10 Athletic Conference game of the season.
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