Pettisville Splits A Doubleheader With Delta At The Launching Pad On April 6th

PETTISVILLE – The wind was blowing out to right center field on April 6, causing the ball to do impressive things…like land in the parking lot beyond the fences, and wreck pitchers ERAs. Delta was in town for a double dip against Pettisville, both of which became slugfests. The Panthers took the opener by a 16-6 count, while the Blackbirds won the second tilt by a 17-13 score.

Game #1

Alex Roth took the loss for Pettisville, going 3 innings and surrendering 6 runs, 4 earned on 5 hits and 5 walk, striking out one. Tanner Rufenacht was hit for 10 runs on 9 hits and 4 walks, fanning a pair, and Dustin Nofziger retired the only batter he faced.

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Nofziger plated 3 runs with a single and a double for the 0-3 Blackbirds, while Jacob Roth had a pair of singles and Alex Roth had an RBI base hit. Cam Norris, Eli King and Noah Miller each registered a single.

Runs / Hits / Errors
Delta  16 – 14 – 3
Pettisville  6 – 8 – 1

Game #2

Norris got the start and the win in the second game, going 4 innings and allowing 9 runs, 6 earned on 5 hits and 4 walks, setting down 3 on the K. Miller finished and gave up 4 runs on 3 hits and 4 walks, whiffing 5.

Evan King had a pair of RBI base hits for the 1-3 Blackbirds, while Nofziger drove in a pair with a single. Norris had a single and a double, Alex Roth had 3 singles, and Jacob Roth and Eli King each had a pair of safeties.

Runs / Hits / Errors
Pettisville  17 – 14 – 3
Delta  13 – 8 – 7


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