Tinora 11 Independence 1 F/5

In a rare regular season Wednesday afternoon game, the Tinora Rams welcomed in the Independence Blue Devils for a 3:45 pm early start.

With the Independence school system being on Spring break, the baseball team took the opportunity to do a barnstorming tour in northern Ohio, playing in games against teams they would not normally get to play.

The Rams riding their seven game winning streak welcomed the 4-3 Blue Devils to Tinora High School.

Tinora sent senior righty Cole Commisso to the hill, the Blue Devils sent junior right-hander Casey McGhee.

Independence leadoff hitter Mike Andryszczyk opened the game with a walk, stole second base, and scored on a one out RBI single by Ashton Lerz to put the Blue Devils on top 1-0 after one half inning.

The Tinora Rams bats would respond by sending 11 batter to the plate against the Independence starter McGhee. Senior leadoff hitter Nolan Schafer got things rolling for the Rams. Schafer walked, stole second, and scored on a Cole Commisso triple. Commisso would score on a passed ball.
Rams first baseman Teron Ward would close out the scoring in the first with a two out 2 RBI single, scoring Tristan Birks & Jayden Bergman, giving the Rams a 5-1 lead after one inning.

Tinora’s Commisso would settle down on the hill after the bump in the road in the first, he would retire 13 of the remaining 17 hitters he would face over the next four innings.
Cole would work five innings for his second win on the season.

The Rams would add a single run in the third, increasing their lead to 6-1 after three innings. Grady Gustwiller would single, steal second, and score on a Nolan Schafer double.

Tinora would put the game on ice with a five run fifth. The Rams would send eight hitters to the plate, highlighted by another Cole Commisso hit, this time a two RBI single, putting the Rams up 9-1. Bryce Bailey would end it with a bases loaded single to left, scoring Jayden Bergman, ending the game in five innings, 11-1.

Tinora improves to 8-0, and will travel to play Ayersville in the River Rivalry on Thursday.

Independence falls to 4-4 and will continue their tour on NW Ohio, the remainder of the week.

The Higbea Embroidery Player of the Game went to Cole Commisso, great job, Cole.

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