The Huron Tiger baseball team made all the routine plays in the field and got key two-out hits to beat host Perkins Wednesday in a Sandusky Bay Conference game.
With the win, Huron improved to 9-4 overall and 5-2 in the SBC. Perkins fell to 12-4, 8-1. The Pirates maintain a one-game lead over the Tigers and Port Clinton in the SBC standings iwth five games to go.
The two teams will meet again today.
"They made the plays," Perkins coach Ray Neill said. "It was just one of those games where their pitcher threw strikes and made pitches to keep us off balance a bit.
"They were better than us in key situations, it was a good win for them. Fortunately for us, we still have a one-game lead and play them again (today)."
Troy Delamatre got the start for Huron and pitched a complete game, allowing one earned run on seven hits with three strikeouts and a walk.
Huron got all four runs in the top of the fifth inning. Entering the frame trailing 2-0, the Tigers got a pair of walks around an out from Cody Thompson and Brian Bollenbacher. Ryan Pickett then hit an RBI single and Delamatre followed with another RBI single to tie the game.
Drew Enderle then plated the winning runs with a two-run single for a 4-2 lead.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Pirates loaded the bases with nobody out. However, Delamatre got back-to-back strikeouts and an infield pop-out to end the threat.
Perkins got an RBI single from Josh Gerold in the fourth inning to make it 2-0. The Pirates scored an unearned run on an error in the third.
Evan Laser (3-1) took the loss, pitching six innings and allowing four earned runs on eight hits. He struck out eight and walked four. Ryan Ebert pitched a scoreless seventh with one strikeout.
Pickett, Enderle and Zach Souter all had two hits for the Tigers.