Braves strike early to rout Rockets

Logan Elm scored nine runs in its first three at-bats on Wednesday on its way to a 10-1 non-league win over host Berne Union.

The Braves sent eight batters to the plate and scored four times in the first.

Kyle Rine led off the game by reaching on an infield single and was joined on the base pads when Zane Seimer walked one out later. Keegan Diehl then reached on an error by the left fielder that allowed Rine to score.

Colton Eplin followed with a single to left that drove in Seimer and Diehl. Eplin advanced to third on a double to left on an 0-2 pitch by Kelton Bennington and scored when Aaron Walters grounded out to short.

Logan Elm stretched its lead to 7-0 in the second.

Rine reached on another infield single to short with one out was joined on the bases when Zack Parks lined a single to left and scored on an RBI double to left off the bat of Seimer.

After Diehl was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Eplin reached on an infield single to short that allowed Parks to dent the plate.
Diehl eventually came around to score when Walters singled to left.

Eplin went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored, Rine was 2-for-4 and scored three times and Walters was 2-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs.

Seimer allowed four hits and an earned run over five and two-third innings to earn the win for the Braves (5-18), who travel to Amanda-Clearcreek on Thursday for a Mid-State League Buckeye Division makeup game.

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