Tigers take advantage of Adena miscues for non-league win

Despite being out-hit 10-4 in a non-league game on Tuesday, Circleville took advantage of a hit batter, walk, passed ball, balk and a key three-run error to score all of its runs in a 7-4 win over Adena at VA Memorial Stadium.

Circleville scored twice in the second to take a 2-0 lead.

Tate DeBord lined a single to right to start the home second and JD Reuter worked a walk.

After a strikeout and a pop out, Drew Thornsley was hit by a pitch to load the bases for Matt Bradley, who was also hit by a pitch to force in DeBord.

Reuter then came into score on a passed ball.

Circleville sent eight batters to the plate in the third and scored five insurance runs.

Scott Moats worked a five-pitch walk and Austin Gray singled to left.

Following a strikeout, Reuter coaxed a walk to load the bases for Logan Smith, who fouled off a pair of pitches in a seven-pitch at-bat before drawing a walk to force in Moats.

Circleville’s Trent Smith allowed a pair of earned runs in six innings on Tuesday to claim the non-league win over Adena.

Brody Brisker reached when the third baseman was unable to field a ground ball, allowing Reuter, Logan Smith and Gray to all score.

Brisker scored one out later on a balk.

Adena scored two runs in the fourth and twice more in the seventh.

Gray, DeBord, Drew Thornsley and Angelo Travis had a hit apiece for the Tigers.

Trent Smith scattered eight hits and a pair of earned runs over six innings to earn the win. He walked three, hit a batter and struck out three.

The Tigers (13-7) resume Mid-State League Buckeye Division play on Wednesday at Hamilton Township.

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