Ada boys upend Bearcats
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 10:44 AM
SPENCERVILLE - Visiting Ada scored five runs in the sixth inning and held off a big Spencerville rally in the seventh to post a 10-8 Northwest Conference win, their first in league play, Monday evening.
The victory improved the Ada record to 3-13 overall and 1-5 in the NWC.
Spencerville fell to 6-8 and 2-4 in the league with the loss.
Ada led 3-2 before the five-run sixth frame lengthened their edge to 8-2.
The Bulldogs added two runs in the top of the seventh to extend their lead to 10-3. The insurance runs proved to be vital as the Bearcats scored five times in their last at bat but came up short.
Southpaw Steven Gray earned the pitching win for Ada. Shane Downing earned his first save in relief for the Bulldogs.
Brayden Sautter hit a triple and double to pace the Ada offense. The sophomore scored twice, drove in two runs and had two sacrifice hits.
Connor English doubled in a run and stole two bases.
Seth Evans also knocked out two hits, scored twice and stole a pair of bases.
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Ada is slated to visit Paulding (6-5, 2-2 NWC) in an NWC makeup game Tuesday.