Aaron Cavinder started the game for Lincolnview. Jefferson beat the Lancers on Saturday 3-2. (DHI Media/Joe Dray)
Aaron Cavinder started the game for Lincolnview. Jefferson beat the Lancers on Saturday 3-2. (DHI Media/Joe Dray)
CONVOY — The Acme Division 5 West Division’s second Friday sectional game between Lincolnview and Delphos Jefferson was suspended because of darkness after five complete innings with the score tied 2-2.

The game will resume at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The loser of the game will return Saturday afternoon to play Crestview in a loser’s bracket game at approximately 1:15 p.m.. The winner of the Lincolnview/Jefferson game will not play again until a winner’s bracket game at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Jefferson took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a leadoff single by pitcher Braxton Scalf, walk to centerfielder Josh Wiseman, and RBI single by shortstop Logan Herron. The ‘Cats stretched it to 2-0 in the fourth when leftfielder Logan Gallmeier reached on an error, was bunted to second by second baseman Jared Radabaugh, and scored on an RBI single by Wiseman.

Scalf, a lefty, efficiently retired all nine Lancers in the first three innings, but ran into control trouble in the fourth. He loaded the bases on three walks (shortstop Collin Overholt, catcher Carson Fox, and pitcher/third baseman Aaron Cavinder), whereupon second baseman Caden Hanf smoked a two-out line single to center, driving in Overholt and Fox to tie the score.

Hanf’s hit was the only one for Lincolnview in the game. Jefferson had six hits, all singles, led by Scalf and Wiseman with two apiece. Herron and Gallmeier had the others.

Except for the fourth inning, Scalf was masterful. He threw a total of 89 pitches (57 strikes) in his five innings of work, but 34 of those pitches (16 strikes) came in the fourth inning.

Lancer starter Cavinder went 3 2/3 innings, yielding two runs, one earned, on five hits, striking out two, walking two, and hitting two batters. He threw 74 pitches, 44 strikes.

Spencer Richey relieved Cavinder and pitched 1 1/3 innings, no runs, one hit, one walk, no strikeouts, one hit batter. He threw 16 pitches, eight strikes.

UPDATE: Logan Herron took the mound for Jefferson when play resumed on Saturday morning and held Lincolnveiw in check through two innings. He also delivered the game winning hit in the sixth inning, driving in Scalf for the 3-2 win.

The Wildcats will play the only other team without a loss in the tournament, Van Wert, on Sunday at 2 p.m. Lincolnview eliminated Crestview later in the day and moves on to face St. John’s Sunday at 4 p.m.