Jets extend win streak to 10 games
Dalton Combs takes his lead off of second base. The junior reached base four times on Thursday against the Patriots. (Photo by Dylan Malone)
MONROE—AC did it again.
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For the fifth time in five days, Adams Central has played a varsity baseball game and won. Take away Tuesday night's game against Woodlan (a 10-0 laugher) and all of the games played by AC in the last week have been thrillers to the wire, including last night's win against Heritage in ACAC action at the Hangar where the Jets once again looked dead in the water late in the game, but somehow managed to pull out the victory, 7-6, for another conference win.
Heading into the bottom of the sixth, Adams Central found themselves down 6-2 with little offense to show for after a five-run Patriot fifth inning. Heritage's Jacob Roop pitched three innings in the start allowing only one hit in the ball game before coming out at the start of the fourth.
Adams Central, like they have done several times during their current 10-game winning streak, came roaring back late with a five-run sixth inning taking the lead for the first time in the game, 7-6.
The rally was started by a Kyle Baker single in the sixth. Two batters later, Jets' DH Matt Schwaller stepped to the plate and delivered a two-run homer to left field to bring the Jets back to within two runs, 6-4.
"Very proud of the effort that was given tonight by two guys that haven't seen a lot of playing and they are Brady Butler and Matt Schwaller," praised AC coach Dave Neuenschwander.
Butler would single for the Jets after the homer, followed by the lead-off man Dalton Combs getting his third walk of the day. The Pats would load the bases when AC shortstop Conner Lengerich walked and then one of Heritage's five errors in the game would cost them as sophomore Isaac Soldner would reach on base from an errant throw from third base to score Butler. Combs would score on an infield single by Landon Brunner and the Jets would tie the game at 6-6.
Isaac Luginbill would get the game's go-ahead RBI when he grounded out to short to score Lengerich from third.
After losing their first four games, AC is now 10-4 in the midst of a monster winning streak heading into tonight's contest hosting a tough Garrett squad to continue their rugged conference schedule. The Jets are now 2-0 in conference and look to build on that tonight at 5 p.m. at the Hangar.