Bobcats roll past Western in SOC

Published 2:39 am Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jim Walker


LATHAM — The Green Bobcats climb up and down the ladder in rapid fashion.

The Bobcats racked up 12 hits en route to an 18-1 five-inning romp over the Western Indians on Tuesday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

Eight different players collected hits and the Bobcats took advantage of 11 walks plus a hit batsman to improve their record to 4-3 overall and 3-3 in the SOC.

“We had hits up and down the lineup. It was a workman-like effort and we got to play a lot of kids,” said Green coach Dan McDavid.

Josh Karshner was 2-for-3 with a double and three runs batted in, Trevor Carver was 2-3 with a double and two RBI, Josh Clark 2-3 with a pair of RBI, Tyler Johnson 2-2 and two RBI, and Ben Vance was 1-1 but had four RBI including a pair of sacrifice flies.

Tyler Darnell, Mark Allen and Rylie Maynard all had a hit with Allen getting two RBI.

Carver got the win as he allowed just two hits, struck out nine and walked two.

Green jumped in front 6-1 in the first inning, Johnson and Vance each had two-run singles to highlight the rally.

The Bobcats erupted for 10 runs in the second inning as they combined three walks and a hit batsman with two-run doubles by both Karshner and Carver.

Green hosts Beaver Eastern on Wednesday in an SOC game.

Green 6(10)0 02 = 18 12 0

Western 100 00 = 1 2 2

Trevor Carver and Josh Karshner. Adam Smithson, Saul Williams (2), Dylan Lee (4) and Dustin Branscomb. W-Carver (K-9, BB-2). L-Smithson. Hitting—Green: Ben Vance 1-1 rbi-4 2-SF, Tyler Darnell 1-3, Josh Karshner 2-3 2B rbi-3, Trevor Carver 2-3 2B rbi-2, Josh Clark 2-4 rbi-2, Mark Allen 1-1 rbi-2, Tyler Johnson 2-2 rbi-2, Rylie Maynard 1-1; Western: NA.