Lincolnview’s Gavin Carter (2) dives back toward the first base bag as Derek Stout receives the pick-off throw during a baseball game in Convoy on Tuesday. (DHI Media/Tina Eley)
Lincolnview’s Gavin Carter (2) dives back toward the first base bag as Derek Stout receives the pick-off throw during a baseball game in Convoy on Tuesday. (DHI Media/Tina Eley)
CONVOY — The Lincolnview Lancers travelled back to the Crestview Sporting Complex at Crestview High School to resume a Northwest Conference matchup against the rival Knights. A big first frame that started on April 10, before rains caused the game to be suspended, held up for the Knights, as they went on to beat the Lancers 3-1 on Tuesday.

The Knights got started, last Monday, with walks from Caden Hurless and Brant Richardson before Spencer Rolsten got a base hit to bring home the first run of the game. Luke Gerardot walked before being retired at second base on a fielder’s choice to give Lincolnview one out, but it was 2-0, Knights. The game was halted with two runners on and one away in the home first.

Though Jaden Youtsey was on the hill when the game was called, it was Ethan Kemler toeing the rubber for the restart. The Knights had a plan squeeze to start the game as Zech Simerman laid down the bunt to bring home the third run of the game.

A caught stealing of home after a missed bunt, and a ground out back to the pitcher ended the bottom of the first, but the Lancers trailed 3-0.

“We had a plan to send the runner [from first] on the first pitch then go back-to-back squeeze plays,” Crestview coach Jim Wharton said. “With Kemler on the mound that didn’t change anything. We were fortunate to get the one across because Kemler threw well today. He has a really good two-seamer and it was moving very well with the wind today. We left eight guys on base and that is way too many.”

The Lancers got a walk by Reece Farmer to put a runner on against Rolsten, who resumed his start on the mound. After a bunt by Braxton Fox, Farmer was in scoring position for Gavin Carter. Carter singled to right and Dylan Lee grounded out to bring home the first run of the game for Lincolnview, 3-1.

The Knights looked to get a run back in the bottom of the second as Brett Schumm tripled to right-center field with one out. Crestview loaded the bases after two walks, but Kemler got fly balls to Carter and Evans to end the bottom of the second.

The next big scoring chance was the bottom of the fourth for Crestview (7-2, 3-0 NWC) as a walk to Dylan Hicks and a double by Hurless put runners on second and third with one out. Kemler was able to strikeout the next two batters to end that threat.

Lincolnview (2-8, 0-2 NWC) got a single to open the top of the fifth as Carter singled through the left side of the infield. A bunt advanced Carter to second base but he was picked off when Rolsten quickly spun on the mound and threw a strike to Simerman at the bag to tag out Carter.

The last round up came for Lincolnview in the top of the seventh, as Farmer walked to start the frame and even advance all the way to third. Rolsten was able to retire the next three Lancer batters to end the ball game.

“Six-plus innings for Kemler giving up two hits, he pitched well today,” Lincolnview head coach Eric Fishpaw said. “He is hungry after being hurt his freshman year. He really wants the ball, and he works ahead in counts. We have a lot of faith in him as a young sophomore to keep us in ball games.”

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LINCOLNVIEW 1

Chayten Overholt ss 3-0-1-0, Brayden Evans cf 2-0-0-0, Ethan Kemler 1b p 2-0-0-0, Jaden Youtsey p 3b 3-0-0-0, Reece Farmer c 1-1-0-0, Braxton Fox 2b rf 2-0-0-0, Gavin Carter 3b 2b 3-0-2-0, Thad Walker rf Dylan Lee dh Ethan Parson 1b 2-0-0-1, Sam Meyers 2-0-0-0, Total 20-1-3-1

CRESTVIEW 3

Caden Hurless ss 2-1-1-0, Brant Richardson cf 2-1-0-0, Spencer Rolsten p 3-1-1-1, Luke Gerardot c 2-0-0-0, Jacob Painter rf 3-0-0-1, Zech Simerman 2b 3-0-0-1, Derek Biro lf 2-0-0-0, Payton Knittle ph 1-0-0-0, Dylan Hicks 3b 1-0-0-0, Brett Schumm dh Derek Stout 1b 2-0-1-0, Total 21-3-3-3

Errors: Lincolnview 1 (Parson) Triple: Crestview (Schumm) Double (Hurless) SAC: Lincolnview 2 (Fox, Lee) LOB: Crestview 8 Lincolnview 4

Lincolnview 010 000 0 - 1 3 1

Crestview 300 000 X - 3 3 0

Lincolnview

Jaden Youtsey (LP) 2/3 innings 3 runs 3 walks hit

Ethan Kemler 6 1/3 inning 2 hits 5 walks 6 strikeouts

Crestview

Spencer Rolsten (WP) 7 innings run hit 2 walks 10 strikeouts

Pitches-Strikes: Youtsey 17-5, Kemler 85-46 Rolsten 112-71