The quest for perfection continues for the Wapakoneta Redskins junior varsity squad.
After two victories last week, the Redskins improved to 9-0 with wins against the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds and the Sidney Yellow Jackets.
Junior pitcher Jake Bruns shut down the T-birds with three innings of relief, striking out three and keeping unblemished mark in hits and walks as the Redskins came back for a 9-6 win.
Bruns came in relief of sophomore pitcher Kodi Morgan, who started and made it through the fourth innings, giving up six earned runs on 10 hits. He struck out three batters.
Bruns was able to keep LCC in check until the Redskin bats could catch fire.
Wapakoneta trailed 4-0, before scoring a run in the second on a double by sophomore Jon Eaton and an RBI groundout by Morgan.
After trailing 6-1 after four innings, the Wapak bats came to life.
In the fifth, sophomore Keaton Metz and junior Logan Martin started the inning with singles. Junior Jordan Kaeck bunted them over and then sophomore Quinn Lotridge rapped a 2-run single.
With the score 6-3, the Redskins tied the score on an dropped fly ball and a two-run home run to left field by Metz.
The Redskins completed the comeback when Jordan Kaeck scored on a single by sophomore Nathan Kaeck followed by a 2-run single by Morgan.
Wapakoneta 16, Sidney 6
The Redskins ran their record to 9-0 with a 16-6 win against Sidney in 4 1/2 innings.
Wapakoneta scored five runs in the bottom half of the first inning on a cold Saturday game.
Walks to Martin and Jordan Kaeck, followed by a Lotridge single loaded the bases for Metz who walked to drive in the first run. Morgan singled in the second run, and two more runs scored on wild pitches. A Martin single plated the fifth run of the inning.
Both teams scored single runs in second, with Wapak’s coming on a single by Quinn Lotridge who stole second and third and came home when the throw to third went into left field.
Sidney scored another run in the third, before the e Skins added the to go up 9-3. Sophomore Zack Golliday walked, scoring on a Martin single, Jordan Kaeck singled and Lotridge scored them both with a 2-run single.
After the Yellow Jackets scored three runs in the fourth, the Redskins exploded for seven.
Junior Taylor Gonzales walked ahead of singles by sophomore Zack Golliday, Nate Kaeck, Jordan Kaeck and Metz. After a couple of Sidney errors and a walk to Jake Bruns, Gonzales ripped a 2-run single to provide the final margin.
Golliday got the win for Wapak pitching the first 4 innings. He allowed six runs, two of them earned on four hits and three walks. He struck out three.
Eaton struck out the side pitching a scoreless fifth inning.