(May 21st, 2015) – ARCHBOLD: After a great season that saw them go 18-9 against a tough schedule, the Indians of Wauseon fell to league opponent Bryan in the post-season. The game saw Wauseon fall in the semi-finals of District play to a Golden Bear team that has played extremely well all year long.
The Indian boys lost to Bryan by a 12-5 margin.
Carter Bzovi gave Wauseon a great start, as the lead-off hitter nailed a home run over the fence in the first at bat of the contest. Another run brought home by the Indians in the top of the second gave them an early 2-0 advantage. In the bottom of the inning, Bryan’s offense would begin to wake up, driving in a run to cut the Wauseon lead in half.
In the bottom of the third inning, the Golden Bears applied pressure on the Indian boys, scoring 5 runs in the frame. Countering with a run of their own in the fourth inning, Wauseon found themselves still in a 6-3 deficit. Then, in the bottom of the fourth, Bryan tacked on another 6 runs to their advantage, pulling away from their Indian pursuers. Wauseon would answer with 2 more runs in the top of the fifth, but they were unable to make up enough ground to be in a position to win the contest.
Nate Suntken assumed the loss for Wauseon, pitching for 2.1 innings. In that time, he gave up three earned runs off of 3 hits. He also struck out a batter, and walked another. Brad Kinnersley and Peyten Shadbolt relieved Suntken.
In addition to his home run, Bzovi also hit for a single and a double, coming just short of hitting for the cycle for Wauseon. Teammate Jacob Newlove capitalized off of his lone hit, earning a 2 RBI double. J.J. Kauffman, another Indian hitter, connected with the ball for an RBI single.