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LITTLE AXE – A catcher’s interference led to a 4-3 victory for the Newcastle Racers over the Ada Cougars in eight innings on Saturday in the third-place game of the Litte Axe Tournament.
The loss dropped Ada to 11-7 on the season.
Newcastle jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning before the Cougars finally got on the board with a three-run fifth.
Christian Maloy was hit by a pitch and advanced to second when Jerrett Ellis drew a walk. Trel Moore then delivered a run-scoring single to left field as Maloy scored. After Patrick Tims walked, Hunter Conklin laced a two-run double to put Ada up 3-2.
But the Racers tied the game in the bottom half of the fifth.
Conklin finished 1-for-2 with the double, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Tovan Thomsen took the loss in relief of the starter Jackson McFarlane.
Jaxon Missey led the Newcastle offense, finishing 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Jacob Bruns went 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs.
Kale Crossley earned the mound win for the Racers. He struck out three, walked none and allowed just one hit in two scoreless inning of relief.
Ada is back in action at 5 p.m. today, hosting Lone Grove.
Ada rolls past Bridge Creek
LITTLE AXE – Jerrett Ellis and Anderson Allen drove in a pair of runs each as the Ada Cougars jumped on Bridge Creek early and cruised to an 11-4 victory in 4 ½ innings Friday in the Little Axe Tournament.
Ellis finished 2-for-3 from the plate, knocked in two runs and scored twice and Allen was 1-for-1 with a pair of walks as he also scored once for Ada, which totaled six hits.
Jaycob Gray got the pitching win as he got relief help from Jalen Graham and Christopher Carrethers. Gray surrendered just two hits and three walks while recording a strikeout in working the first three innings. Only one of the runs he gave up was earned.
Ada, which improved to 11-6 with the win, scored six first-inning runs.
After a Jackson McFarlane leadoff single and Christian Maloy walk, the Cougars picked up their first two runs off an Ellis single. Three of the next four Ada runs came off passed balls and the other came off an RBI groundout from Jalen Graham.
The Cougars upped their advantage to 8-0 with two more scores off Allen’s two-run single to center, scoring Ellis and Trel Moore, both of whom got on base with singles.
Bridge Creek clipped the deficit to 8-4 with two runs each in the third and fourth innings. But Ada picked up three scores in the bottom of the fourth off a balk, error and a double-steal attempt as Dillin Brown raced home for the 11th and final tally.
TJ Chase had both Bridge Creek hits in going 2-for-2 with one RBI and a run scored. Chase also took the pitching loss.