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Seniors key Green’s 12-0 SOC victory

By JIM WALKER

Tribune Sports Editor

 

FRANKLIN FURNACE — It was an early version of senior night.

Seniors Cody Bruce, Colton Brammer and Steve Ratcliff keyed a 12-0 five-inning win over the New Boston Tigers on Wednesday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

Bruce was 2-2 at the plate with two doubles and three runs scored. On the mound he struck out 12, walked one, gave up only two hits and hit a batter.

Brammer was 3-3 with four runs batted in and Ratcliff was 3-3 with a double and three RBI.

“Our seniors stepped up tonight and played like seniors,” said Green coach Dan McDavid. “Cody Bruce pitched and hit well and Colton Brammer and Steve Ratcliff both stepped up.”

Green (8-3) is tied with Symmes Valley and Notre Dame atop of the SOC at 6-1.

After a scoreless first inning, Green got three runs in the second on a double by Bruce and RBI singles by Brammer, Ratcliff and Adam Riffitt.

Bruce doubled and Brammer singled him home to start a four-run third. Ratcliff singled, Riffitt walked and Caleb Johnson had a two-run single. An error scored the final run.

The Bobcats put the game away with five runs in the fourth.

Clay Applegate doubled, Rob Applegate was hit by a pitch, Bruce walked and Brammer had a two-run single. Ratcliff doubled in a pair and Chris Vestal grounded out as a run scored.

Green plays at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Rock Hill Wooden Bat Tournament against the Redmen.

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Branham and Payton. Cody Bruce and Matt Howard. W-Bruce (K-12, BB-0, HBP-1). L-Branham. 2B-Green: Chris Applegate, Cody Bruce 2, Steve Ratcliff. Hitting-NB: Herrforth 1-2, Moore 1-2; Green: Chris Applegate 1-3, Cody Bruce 2-2 3-r, Steve Ratcliff 3-3 3-rbi, Colton Brammer 3-3 4-rbi, Adam Riffitt 1-1 rbi, Caleb Johnson 1-1 2-rbi, Chris Vestal rbi.