*****Courtesy of Mike Ellis at the Jamestown News*****
R H E
6 4 1 Ragsdale (3-3, 2-1 PTC)
2 7 4 SW Guilford (1-5, 0-2 PTC)
WP – Tim Ambrose (2-1)
LP – Matt Dale
Key Players: Ragsdale – Niko Orfanedes: 2 for 4, 2 RBI’s; Colin Lipke: 1 for 3, RBI; Tim Ambrose: 6 innings pitched, 1 earned run, 7 hits, 8 K’s. SW Guilford – Austin Zente: 2 for 4, 1 RBI; Alex Verovdan: 2 for 3; Andrew Bullock: 1 for 3, RBI.
SW Guilford got on the board first in the third inning as Nishant Polisetti got on board on an error, stole second and scored on an Austin Zente single. Zente later scored on a ground out to put the Cowboys up 2 – 0
Ragsdale answered in the fifth. Duncan Sparks got hit with a pitch, stole second and scored on a Colin Lipke base hit as Lipke took second on the throw to the plate. He got to third on an error and scored the tying run on a Niko Orfanedes ground out.
The game stayed tied until the sixth when Ragsdale took advantage of some sloppy fielding by the Cowboys and three consecutive walks to eventually score four runs with only one base hit. Orfanedes got the two out single to drive in a run and when the Cowboys finally got the third out after 10 men had come to the plate, the Tigers were leading 6 – 2.
Ragsdale starting pitcher Tim Ambrose worked through the sixth and when Alex Verovdan got a single to lead off the seventh, he was relieved by Matt Horkey. Horkey struck out three straight batters to close out the 6 – 2 win.
Matt Dale got the start for the Cowboys and took the loss, working 5 1/3 innings, giving up 6 runs, 4 of them earned and only allowing 3 hits.
Next up for Ragsdale is non-conference matchup at home on Thursday as they take on the Grimsley Whirlies at 5 PM. Southwest is at home on Friday for a Conference game against Glenn with the first pitch scheduled for 7 PM.