By Cort Reynolds
Ada Herald Writer
BLUFFTON - Pirate hurler Zak Kuhlman tossed a two-hit shutout to lead
Bluffton to a 3-0 win over the visiting Ada baseball team Thursday evening
in a Northwest Conference matchup.
Ada dropped to 2-4 overall and 0-2 in NWC play with the loss, while
Bluffton improved to 6-3 and 2-0 in league action with the victory.
Bulldog Lane Nitchie did all he could to give the Ada offense a boost by
hitting a double in the fifth inning and adding a single in the seventh,
but no one else managed a hit.
Kuhlman struck out seven and walked none.
Bluffton plated two runs in the bottom of the third inning on a
run-scoring double by Trent Phillips and an RBI single by Austin Bricker.
It would be all Kuhlman needed, but the Pirates added a single run in the
fourth to finish the scoring.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Ada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Blu 0 0 2 1 0 0 x 3 4 1