Cougars fall in extras to Shawnee 9-8

Posted On: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

TJ Stoller of Van Wert

 Peyton Meredith’s two-out walk-off single ended a nine inning marathon and gave Shawnee a 9-8 conference win over Van Wert on Monday night.

The Cougars once led 8-2 in the sixth inning, but the Indians rallied for six runs in their final two trips to the plate to tie things up before walking it off in the ninth.

Luke Wessell battled through the first five innings and escaped with a no-decision in the loss. Shawnee manufactured five runs (four earned) off of Wessell on six hits.

Kaden Shaffer pitched the next 2.2. frames in relief and Sam Houg took the loss in one inning of work where he allowed three runs on a hit.

Tyler Windau was credited with the win for Shawnee after holding the Cougars off the board over the final eight outs of the game.

Luke Cowan worked through a few errors and gave up three earned runs (six total) in his five-inning start.

At the plate, Derek Lyons, Keaton Cooper and Blake Reaman all recorded multi-hit performances for the Indians. Cooper drove in a game-high three runs.

For the Cougars, Brylen Parker went 2-for-4 at the plate with two RBI. Wessell also drove in a pair and both Turner Witten and Damon McCracken scored twice.

Van Wert (9-7, 4-3 WBL) is back in action on both Thursday and Friday with WBL contests against Kenton and Lima Bath.

Box score (r-h-e)

Van Wert 030032000 8-7-1

Shawnee 010013301 9-10-4

Van Wert 8 (ab-r-h-rbi)

Kaden Shaffer 5-0-1-1, Kaiden Bates 3-1-0-0, Ethan Rupert 3-1-0-0, Turner Witten 4-2-1-0, AJ Proffitt 0-0-0-0, Luke Wessell 4-1-1-2, TJ Stoller 5-0-0-0, Damon McCracken 4-2-1-0, Brylen Parker 4-1-2-2, Briston Wise 3-0-1-1, Totals 35-8-7-6.

Shawnee 9 (ab-r-h-rbi)

Luke Cowan 4-0-0-0, Sage Ebling 5-2-1-1, Derek Lyons 5-1-2-2, Keaton Cooper 4-2-2-3, Peyton Meredith 4-1-1-1, Tyler Windau 3-0-1-0, Derek Rhodes 3-0-1-1, Blake Reaman 4-0-2-1, Noah Neth 0-1-0-0, Anthony Best 3-1-0-0, Colten Horn 0-1-0-0, Totals 35-9-10-9.

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

Tyler Windau (W) 2.2-1-0-0-2

Sam Houg (L) 1-1-3-3-0

Luke Wessell 5-6-5-4-4

Luke Cowan 5-3-6-3-1

Kaden Shaffer 2.2-3-1-1-2

Derek Rhodes 1.1-3-2-1-1

Original Article Courtesy to Times Bulletin

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