The Tinora Rams loaded the bus for a long day of baseball at Elida playing in the Ed Sandy Classic with Elida, Lima Central Catholic, and Delphos St Johns.
In the opening game vs LCC, the Rams jumped out to an early lead, scoring 6 in the first inning. Tinora never looked back, going on to a 21-6 win in 6 innings to advance to the championship game vs Elida. Tinora junior Cole Commisso got the win on the hill for the Rams going the first 4.1 innings. Casen Wolfrum pitched the last 1.2 innings for Tinora in the victory.
Marcus Grube: 2-5, 2 R, 2 RBI: Cole Commisso: 2-4, 3 R, BB, SB: Tristen Birks: 2-5, 3 R, 2 RBI: Christian Commisso: 2-5, 2 R, 2B, HR (Grand Slam), 6 RBI: Bryce Bailey: 2-4, 4 R, SB, BB, 2 RBI: Kade Vogelsong: 3-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 3 RBI: Max Grube: 3-4, R, SB, HP, 2 RBI
THS Pitching: Cole Commisso: 4.1 IN, 5 K, 5 BB, 3 H, 5 R, 5 ER (Win) Casen Wolfrum: 1.2 IN, 4 K, 2 BB, 3 H, R, ER
With the opening game victory, the Rams took a 5-2 record to the championship game vs the hosts, the 7-0 Bulldogs.
In the championship game vs a very confident and talented Elida ballclub, the Rams were not intimidated, jumping out to an early 2-0 lead over the Bulldogs. Tinora added 5 more runs in the top of the third, 1 in the fourth before the rains came and stopped the game briefly. The bats did not cool however, Tinora added 3 more in the fifth to grab a 11-2 lead. The Rams added a single run in the top of the sixth before closing out the Bulldogs in the bottom of the sixth to capture the Ed Sandy Classic Championship. Tinora senior righty Tristin Birks went the first 5 innings for Tinora, Kade Vogelsong closed out the Bulldogs in the sixth, giving Tinora the win, 12-2. Rams hurlers limited Elida to just 4 hits.
THS Hitting – Nolan Schafer: 1-3, 2 R, RBI, BB Marc Grube: 2-4, R, BB, RBI: Christian Commisso: 1-1, R, HP, BB, RBI
THS Pitching: Tristen Birks: (Win) 5 In, 5 K, 3 BB, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER: Kade Vogelsong: IN, K, 0 BB, 0 H, 0 R
Tinora improves to 6-2, the Rams handed Elida (7-1) their first defeat on the season.
The Rams are back in GMC play next week at Fairview on Tuesday, and at Edgerton on Thursday. We will have both those games on TRL.
Congratulation’s gentleman, a great job! Ram fans, get out to see this ball club, something special is brewing in 2021.