VAN WERT — The Cougars continued their hot streak on Friday as they shut out Delphos St. John’s in both ends of a double header. In the first game Van Wert struck early en route to a 10-0 run-rule. In game two St. John’s kept it close until the Cougs scored six runs in the final two frames to win 8-0.

Van Wert’s pitching was on-point Friday night, Parker Conrad threw an abbreviated complete game shut out first, while Keaton Brown and Jake Lautzenheiser combined for five hit shut out in the second game. In twelve innings, the Cougars allowed just seven total hits. That being said, they had to flash the leather as well, as the Blue Jays were resilient enough to only go down on strikes five times.

Jaxson Amweg put on a clinic at the plate, as he went six for seven on Friday. He doubled once and scored four times, from the lead off spot. Hayden Maples combined for five RBIs on just two hits.

Four St. John’s Sanders and Linderman were the only ones to muster up multiple hits in the twin billing. Linderman also struck out the side in one inning of relief.

Fischbach threw the entire game for the Blue Jays in game one, allowing nine earned runs on twelve hits and one walk. In game two Reindel threw much better, as the Southpaw allowed only two unearned runs and one walk.

Both teams are off on Saturday.

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Game 1:

DSJ 0 (ab-r-h-rbi-bb)

Schulte 1-0-0-0-1, Sander 2-0-1-0-0, Mueller 1-0-0-0-0, Skym 2-0-0-0-0, Kerner 2-0-0-0-0, Gerker 2-0-0-0-0, Wertenberger 2-0-0-0-0, Linderman 2-0-1-0-0, Fischbach 1-0-0-0-0

E: Mueller, Kerner

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-k-bb)

(L) Fischbach 4.2-12-10-9-3-1

Van Wert 10 (ab-r-h-rbi-bb) *sub

Amweg 4-2-3-0-0, Lautzenheiser 2-2-1-1-1, Maples 2-1-1-2-0, Temple 3-1-2-2-0, Blackmore 3-1-1-1-0, Conrad 3-0-0-0-0, McCracken 3-0-1-0-0, Treece 3-2-1-0-0, Turner Witten 2-0-1-1-0, *Brown 1-1-1-0-0

2B: Blackmore, Brown, Maples, Temple. SB: Amweg 2, Brown 2, Lautzenhieser, McCracken, Treece

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-k-bb)

(W) Conrad 5.0-2-0-0-2-1

Game 2:

DSJ 0 (ab-r-h-rbi-bb)

Schulte 2-0-0-0-1, Sander 3-0-1-0-0, Mueller 2-0-0-0-0, Skym 3-0-1-0-0, Fittro 1-0-0-0-2, Kerner 2-0-1-0-0, Gerker 3-0-0-0-0, Linderman 3-0-1-0-0, Metzger 2-0-1-0-0

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-k-bb)

Reindel 4.0-4-2-0-1-1

#25 1.0-5-6-4-2-0

Linderman 1.0-0-0-0-0-3

Van Wert 8 (ab-r-h-rbi-bb) *sub

Amweg 3-2-3-0-0, Zeeff 1-0-0-0-0, Lautzenheiser 2-1-1-1-0, *Place 1-0-0-0-0, *Newell 1-0-0-0-0, Maples 3-0-0-0-0, Temple 3-0-0-0-0, Blackmore 3-0-0-0-0, Brown 2-1-1-0-1, *Place 1-0-0-0-0, Treece 3-1-1-0-0, McHugh 2-1-1-1-1

2B: Amweg

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-k-bb)

(W) Brown 5.0-4-0-0-3-2

Lautzenhieser 2.0-1-0-0-0-1