BATH TWP. - Kalida attempted to get an early advantage on Bath Monday during their ACME game.

Despite having at-least two base runners in three of the first four innings, the Wildcats were unable to break through. Kalida finally broke through in the fifth inning with three runs that helped them to a 4-1 win over Bath. The Wildcats are now 3-1 on the summer.

Kalida had scoring chances in the first, second and fourth innings, getting runners to third base in the first and fourth innings but were unable to come through with a key hit to drive in a run. That changed in the fifth inning as Kalida was able to send nine men to the plate to score three times.

Evan Warnecke started the inning by working a walk and taking second base on a wild pitch. Zach von der Embse gave the visiting Wildcats the lead with a single to center as Warnecke was able to slide under the tag at the plate. von der Embse took second base on the throw home and moved to third base on a groundout.

Josh Recker gave Kalida  a 2-0 lead with a single to center and Ethan Schmenk dropped a single into left field that gave Kalida runners at first and second base before walks to Tyler Klausing and Noah Miller made it a 3-0 game. A groundball to third base ended the inning.

Kalida added a run in the sixth inning as Warnecke and Basinger walked with one out before von der Embse singled to left to score Warnecke.

Klausing, Kalida's starter, allowed just four Bath base runners through five innings as only two of them moved into scoring position. Bath's biggest scoring threat came in the fifth as Zach Simpson singled to right and took second on an error. A wild pitch moved him to third base before Klausing used a strikeout and ground ball back to the mound to end the threat.

The home Wildcats were able to break through in the sixth as singles by Blake Boedecker and Logan Davis around a fielders choice play loaded the bases with no outs. Mauk worked a walk to force in a run before Klausing worked out of trouble getting a fly out to right, a force out at home and a strikeout to leave the bases loaded and Kalida leading 4-1.

Klausing finished the game getting two groundouts to third base and a pop foul to first base to end the game.