#5 Senecas take advantage in the 6th inning to secure league win, season sweep over Old Fort

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May 1, 2024

04-30-2024

#5 Tiffin Calvert vs. Old Fort @ Stockaders Field (Old Fort, Ohio)

First Pitch: 4:58 PM

#5 Tiffin Calvert 16-2 (12-1) - 2

Old Fort 10-8 (7-5) - 1

This was a game that was crucial for both teams to stay on track for the conference title, but every game must have one winner and the one to come out on top was Calvert. In a matchup just a week ago in Tiffin, the Senecas ended things early in 6 innings with a 13-3 win. This game was not like the first one and had the potential of a spoiler.

Up to the beginning of the sixth inning, the score was silent while Jacob Kidwell and Caiden Swecker were battling it out against each other. Caiden Swecker held Calvert to just three hits, striking out three, walking two and leaving four on base. Jacob Kidwell also held the Stockaders in check, allowing just five hits while striking out three, walking one and leaving four on base to that point. At some point, something had to give and it started with the Senecas in the sixth inning.

Cameron Moyer with two runners on and two outs hit a two-run double to deep right center field to give the Senecas a 2-0 advantage in the game. “We were struggling up at the plate today and leaving runners on base so it was nice to finally break it open there in the sixth with the hit from Cameron,” Head Coach Matt Coleman said. Swecker was able to keep control and get out of the inning not allowing anymore runs. “We tried to double up on a breaking pitch to Cameron that he hit to score both runs. That was really our only mistake and I will take credit for that one,” said Head Coach Bart Clouse. “Caiden was outstanding today and pitched a heck of a game. He was super efficient with only 82 pitches in 7 innings,” said Clouse.

In the bottom of the inning, Old Fort responded back. Blake Bender had an infield single to drive in Carter DuBois for the Stcokaders lone run. The score at the end of the sixth inning was 2-1. “We had runners in scoring position all day but couldn’t get that one big hit and they did,” Clouse said. 

Swecker went 1-2-3 in the top of the seventh inning and Kidwell faced four batters and held the Stockaders scoreless to finish the game. 

Calvert finished the day 5-24 at the plate getting hits from Blake Coleman (1-2, 1B), AJ Shoemaker (1-3, 1B), Cameron Moyer (1-3, 2B, 2 RBI’s) and Harry Schultz (2-3, 2 singles).

Old Fort went 7-26 at the plate and got hits from Isiah Perez (1-4,1B), Konner Ernsberger (1-4,1B), Blake Bender (2-3,2 1B’s,RBI), Eli Garza (1-3,1B) and Ryan Adelsperger (2-3, 2 1B’s). 

“We did not do a good job with two strikes and runners on base, we just need to work to put the ball in play and not swing out of our shoes and provide productive at bats,” Coach Clouse said. “All we can do is win the games we have left and let the chips fall where they will. We are starting to play good ball and it’s nice when we have tournament play coming up here soon.”

Calvert will be in action next on Friday at Lakota 7-11 (6-5) for the first matchup of the season while Old Fort travels to Danbury 4-12 (1-11) to try and cap off a season sweep against them.

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