(DHI Media/ Joe Dray)
(DHI Media/ Joe Dray)

DELPHOS — Lincolnview broke open a pitching duel with two sixth-inning runs and one more in the seventh to win Monday’s Acme game over Delphos St. John’s 5-2. The Lancers are now 5-2-1. The Blue Jays are 4-7.

It was 2-2 going into the top of the sixth before the Lancers busted loose. Collin Overholt led off the inning by beating out a single to deep short, then continued on to second when the throw to first went wide and to third on a bounce-out to the pitcher by Aaron Cavinder. Landon Price drilled a single to center to score Overholt, then went to second on a balk and home on a line single through the right side by Carson Fox — 4-2, Lancers.

Lincolnview added an insurance run in the seventh on two walks and Price’s RBI single.

The Lancers’ first-inning run came via Price’s two-out triple to the rightfield fence and Fox’s RBI single through the right side. Lincolnview stretched the lead to 2-0 in the third on singles by Jared Kesler, Brendon Kesler, and Cavinder (RBI).

St. John’s bounced back to tie it at 2-2 in the bottom of the third via a hit batter, walk, single by Gavin Becker, sacrifice fly by JJ Bonifas, and RBI single by Curtis Mueller.

Price got the win with a sterling three-inning middle relief performance during which the Jays never hit a fair ball — nine strikeouts and two walks.

Delphos starter Brady Kerner worked an efficient four innings — two runs, both earned, on six hits, walking one, striking out one, only 53 pitches of which 35 were strikes.

Lincolnview had 11 hits spread among eight different batters, led by Price (3 for 4, including a triple, two runs, two RBI) and Fox (3 for 4, two RBI). Five different Blue Jays had one hit apiece.

Lincolnview (ab-r-h-rbi)

Collin Overholt ss 4-2-1-0, Aaron Cavinder p/2b/cf 3-0-1-1, Landon Price 1b/p/1b 4-2-3-2, Carson Fox c 4-0-3-2, Dane Ebel 3b 3-0-1-0, Adam Berryman rf/1b/rf 2-0-0-0, Caden Hanf 2b/rf/2b 2-0-0-0, Carter Renner lf 3-0-0-0, Jared Kesler cf/p 2-1-1-0, Brendon Kesler eh 2-0-1-0. Totals 29-5-11-5.

Delphos St. John’s (ab-r-h-rbi)

Braysen Schulte ss 4-0-1-0, Brady Kerner p/3b/2b 2-1-0-0, Zane Wertenberger cf/1b/cf 3-1-0-0, Gavin Fittro c 4-0-1-0, Gavin Becker rf/2b/p 2-0-1-0, JJ Bonifas lf/cf/3b 2-0-0-1, Curtis Mueller 1b 2-0-1-1, Devin Lindeman rf 0-0-0-0, Garrett Mueller 3b 2-0-0-0, Avery Schulte p/1b 1-0-0-0, Devin Sanders 2b 2-0-1-0, Isaac Fairchild lf 1-0-0-0, Nate Gable eh 2-0-0-0. Totals 27-2-5-2.

Errors: Ebel, B. Schulte, Overholt. DP: Kerner to B. Schulte to C. Mueller. Triple: Price. HBP: Kerner (by Cavinder). Sac Fly: Bonifas. LOB: LV 8, DSJ 9.

LV 101 002 1 - 5 11 2

DSJ 002 000 0 - 2 5 1

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

Cavinder 3-5-2-2-2-5.

Price (W) 3-0-0-0-2-9.

J. Kesler (S) 1-0-0-0-1-1.

Kerner 4-6-2-2-1-1.

A. Schulte (L) 2-4-2-2-2-1.

Becker 1-1-1-1-2-1.

Wild Pitch: Cavinder. Balk: A. Schulte.

Pitches/Strikes: Cavinder 65/38, Price 50/32, J. Kesler 18/9, Kerner 53/35, A. Schulte 44/23, Becker 22/13.