Whitko baseball downs Col. City
Post and Mail photo / Nicole Ott
Whitko celebrates after a home run by Brandon Carpenter.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Despite an impressive 10-run inning by Columbia City, Whitko held on for a 16-13 win over the Eagles on their own field Friday night in Columbia City.
Whitko jumped out to a 13-3 lead at the top of the fourth inning. Fearing the possibility of being beat by the 10-run-rule, Columbia City retaliated with a 10-run fourth frame to tie the score at 13.
But that was the end, as the Eagles didnâ€™t score another run for the final three innings, while Whitko tacked on three more in the high-scoring game.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Landon Rehrer led in hitting, going 3-for-5 with two runs and four RBIs. Connor Reed went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.
The Wildcats had several players with multiple hits. Zach Snep went 4-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs. Austin Mort was 3-for-5, also with two runs and two RBIs.
Brandon Carpenter had three RBIs, two runs and went 2-for-3 from the plate. Ryan Weigold was 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs, a run and a stolen base. Wes Gensch also had a stolen base, an RBI and two runs on 2-of-4 hitting.
The Wildcats are now 17-5 and take the weekend off before playing again at Northfield for a 5 p.m. game.
Columbia City falls to a losing record, 9-10.
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