DHI Media/Joe Dray
DHI Media/Joe Dray

CONVOY — After a slow start, St. John’s poured it on in the last four innings and knocked the Lancers out of the ACME tournament on Sunday with a 9-1 victory.

Trent Lindeman went the distance on the mound for the Jays, striking out five and allowing only two hits. He held Lincolnview in check while the offense gained steam as the game wore on.

Carson Fox walked in the first inning and Spencer Richey hit a single to left and gave the Lancers a 1-0 lead. Daniel Miller had Lincolnview’s only other hit and came in the bottom of the fifth.

St. John’s got things going in the top of the fourth inning when Brady Kerner scored on a single to center by Lincoln Mueller. His hit tied the game at 1-1 before Braysen Schulte plated Mueller with a fly ball single to give the Jays a 2-1 lead.

Three runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth helped St. John’s stretch their lead to 7-1. They added two more in the seventh to bring the score to 9-1.

Several Blue Jays ended the day with multiple hits. Gavin Fittro went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, Lindeman went 3-for-5 with an RBI and Brady Kerner went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs. Braysen Schulte went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored and Gavin Becker went 2-for-3 with a pair for RBIs.

St. John’s will play Jefferson on Monday at 6 p.m. for a chance to play Van Wert in the Sectional Finals. The loser will see their season come to an end while the winner will play the Cougars on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Lincolnview finished the season with a record of 6-7-1.

St. John’s 9

Braysen Schulte 4-1-2-1, Gavin Fittro 5-2-3-1, Zane Wertenberger 4-1-1-0, Trent Lindeman 5-1-3-1, Brady Kerner 4-2-2-0, Lincoln Mueller 5-2-2-2, Gavin Becker 3-0-2-2, Blake Fischbach 4-0-1-0, Avery Schulte 3-0-1-0, Total 37-9-17-7

3B: Kerner, Schulte

2B: Becker

SB: Schulte

Lincolnview 1

Collin Overholt 3-0-0-0, Clayton Leeth 3-0-0-0, Carson Fox 3-1-0-0, Spencer Richey 3-0-1-1, Caden Hanf 3-0-0-0, Adam Berryman 3-0-0-0, Daniel Miller 2-0-1-0, Elijah Peterson 3-0-0-0, Total 25-1-2-1

Score by Inning - R H E

St. John’s 000 232 2 - 9 17 2

Lincolnview 100 000 0 - 1 2 2

IP H R ER BB SO

St. John’s

Trent Lindeman (W) 7 2 1 1 3 5

Lincolnview

Carson Fox (L) 4 9 5 3 2 7

Spencer Richey 2 5 2 2 0 0

Clayton Leeth 1 3 2 1 1 1