Lancer pitcher Creed Jessee throws a ball during a Monday ACME game against  Ayersville. (DHI Media/Tina Eley)
Lancer pitcher Creed Jessee throws a ball during a Monday ACME game against Ayersville. (DHI Media/Tina Eley)

MIDDLE POINT – Lincolnview trailed Ayersville 9-0 after an inning and a half Monday. That, however, wasn't at all indicative of things to come, as the Lancers then outscored the Pilots 14-1 to pull out a 14-10 Acme win. Lincolnview is now 2-3-1. Ayersville is 1-4. The second game was called in the bottom of the second because of darkness with the Lancers leading 10-3.

With a strong wind blowing and a bright sun shining, every fly ball became an adventure. Add to that a total of 25 hits and 20 walks, and what you get is a wild baseball game that lasted 2 1/2 hours.

After the Pilots jumped on Lincolnview starter Creed Jessee to take the aforementioned 9-0 lead, Sam Myers came in from left field to take charge of the mound. Myers kept Ayersville off balance with a diet composed almost entirely of slow curveballs, but it wasn't all that easy. The Pilots stranded 12 runners in the game, as Myers continually came up with the big pitch when needed.

Ethan Kemler moved from first base to the mound in the seventh inning. He struck out three of the four batters he faced, and in sharp contrast to Myers, threw almost all fastballs, some of them registering as high as 85 on the radar gun.

Lincolnview scored in every inning except the first, and eight Lancers had at least one hit. The offense was led by Kemler (3 for 5, three runs, two RBI), rightfielder Thad Walker (3 for 3, including a double, three runs), centerfielder Braden Evans (2 for 3, two runs, two RBI), shortstop Gavin Carter (2 for 3, two runs, two RBI), and second baseman Braxton Fox (2 for 4).

Ayersville (ab-r-h-rbi)

Caden Craft cf 4-1-1-0, Blake Eiden c 3-2-1-1, Caden Brown p/ss 3-1-2-4, Brady Fishpaw 1b 3-2-1-1, Brendan Hoshock lf 4-0-3-1, Logan Brown 2b 2-0-0-1, Devan Rue rf 2-1-1-0, Cameron Cook 3b 2-1-0-0, Ethan Becher 3b 0-0-0-1, Brayden Amoroso ss/lf 4-1-0-0, Matthew Starr eh 0-1-0-0, Nate Vold eh/p 2-0-1-0. Totals 29-10-10-9.

Lincolnview (ab-r-h-rbi)

Collin Overholt c 2-3-1-0, Braden Evans cf 3-2-2-2, Gavin Carter ss 3-2-2-2, Jaden Youtsey 3b/1b 4-0-1-0, Ethan Kemler 1b/p 5-3-3-2, Braxton Fox 2b 4-0-2-0, Creed Jessee p/lf/3b 4-1-0-1, Thad Walker rf 3-3-3-0, Sam Myers lf/p/lf 4-0-1-1. Totals 32-14-15-8.

LOB -- AV 12, LV 10. Errors -- Jessee, Caden Brown, Amoroso 2, Vold. SB - Craft, Rue, Evans. HBP -- Vold (by Myers). Sac Bunts -- Evans, Amoroso, Logan Brown 2.

Ayersville 270 001 0 - 10 10 4

Lincolnview 041 153 x - 14 15 1

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

Caden Brown 3-5-5-5-5-3.

Vold (L) 3-10-9-9-4-4.

Jessee 1.1-5-9-8-4-3.

Myers (W) 4.2-5-1-1-6-3.

Kemler 1-0-0-0-1-3.

Wild Pitches -- Myers 4, Caden Brown 2, Vold 3.

Pitches/Strikes -- Caden Brown 79/41, Vold 89/48, Jessee 49/28, Myers 90/47, Kemler 22/12.