The Vinton-Shellsburg baseball team advanced in post-season play, defeating Williamsburg, 6-5 in a come-from-behind road win.

Down 5 to 1 after the second inning, the Vikings tied the game in the fifth then took the lead in the seventh.

Freshman Scottie Wirth pitched the first five innings; sophomore Tyler Rippel earned the win, pitching hitless sixth and seventh innings.

On June 9, the Raiders hosted the Vikings in regular season action and swept them in a double-header, 11-1 in each game.

The Vikings advance in District 9 action to play another team that swept them in the regular season, Clear Creek-Amana. That game takes place at 7 p.m. Monday, also in Williamsburg.

In District 10 first-round games, Center Point-Urbana lost to Solon and Benton Community lost to Washington.

The District 9 and 10 winners will play Wednesday night in Solon; the winner of that game advances to the State Tournament.C

Coach's Summary from Jim Struve

Williamsburg started the first inning with a 3 run home run off starting pitcher Scottie Wirth. Wes Edwards made an amazing catch off the left field wall to minimize further scoring by the Raiders. V-S responded by scoring 1 run in the top of the 2nd inning---Scottie Wirth had a single, courtesy runner Tanner Davis stole 2nd and scored on Quinton Guenther's single. Williamsburg scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning to make it a 5-1 lead until the 6th inning.

In the top of the 6th, Aaron Henderson lead off with a double, Tyler Rippel singled to put runners on 1st and 3rd when Scottie Wirth had a 2 run RBI triple...which made it 5-3. Next, Logan Davis had a ground out to 3rd which scored courtesy runner Conner Miracle to cut the deficit to 5-4. Nathan Struve kept the inning alive by hitting a 2 out single to right field and pinch runner Connor Bendull scored on Quinton Guenther's RBI double to tie the game.
In the bottom of the sixth, Tyler Rippel came in relief to retire the side in order.
Top of the seventh inning, Will Edwards lead off with a hit by pitch and was sacrifice bunted to 2nd by Aaron Henderson. Luke Moen laced an RBI double to score Will Edwards for the game winning go ahead run.

Williamsburg threaten in the bottom of the 7th inning, by getting runners on 1st and 2nd by an error and a walk, but Nathan Struve recorded the final out by catching a tough fly ball in short right field to start the upset victory celebration . Tyler Rippel gets the win in relief.
Scottie Wirth - 5 IP; 7-Hits; 1-K; 4-BB; 4-Earned Runs
Tyler Rippel - 2-IP; 0-Hits; 1-K; 1-BB; 0-Earned Runs
Aaron Henderson - 1-3 - double
Luke Moen - 2-4- Double; Game winning RBI
Tyler Rippel - 1-4
Scottie Wirth- 2-4; Triple; 2 RBI's
Nathan Struve- 1-3

Quinton Guenther- 2-3; Double; 2 RBI's

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Way to go, Vikes! Good luck against CC-Amana!
By: The Woodhouses on July 19th 11:49am

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