Jay County Patriots Varsity took the lead late and defeated Heritage 2-1 on Friday. The game was tied at one with Jay County Patriots Varsity batting in the bottom of the sixth when Isaac Moeller lined out, driving in a run.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Wyatt Geesaman struck out 13, while Dalton Wasson sat down four.
Heritage got things moving in the second inning. Geesaman’s wild pitch allowed one run to score for Heritage.
Jay County Patriots Varsity knotted the game up at one in the bottom of the second inning, when Gabe Faulkner doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
Geesaman earned the win for Jay County Patriots Varsity. He surrendered one run on four hits over seven innings, striking out 13.
Wasson took the loss for Heritage. He allowed three hits and two runs over six innings, striking out four and walking one.
Geesaman, Faulkner, and Michael Schlechty each managed one hit to lead Jay County Patriots Varsity.
Jarrett Kiess went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Heritage in hits.