Wolverines score 7 runs in 4th inning, fight back to beat Wildcats 12-7
Ellwood City Wolverines Nabs Win Over Shenango Despite Early 5-Run Inning
Ellwood City Wolverines claimed a 12-7 victory on Tuesday, despite a big push by Shenango in the second inning. The big inning for Shenango came thanks to singles by Anthony Ryan and Tyler Kamerer, a walk by Benny Dottle, and a fielder's choice by Shane Cato.
Both pitching staffs had their hands full, frequently dealing with runners on base. Ellwood City Wolverines collected 11 hits and Shenango had four. Shenango took an early lead in the second inning when Dottle drew a walk, scoring one run. Ellwood City Wolverines evened things up at five in the bottom of the third inning. An error scored one run for Ellwood City Wolverines.
Ellwood City Wolverines took the lead for good with seven runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Ricky Pitrelli singled on a 1-2 count, scoring three runs, Doug Balin singled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs, Ryan Hampton singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run, and an error scored one run for Ellwood City Wolverines.
Hampton earned the victory on the hill for Ellwood City Wolverines. He allowed three hits and five runs over four innings, striking out two. Balin and Brady Welsh entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Ethan Bintram took the loss for Shenango. He went three innings, allowing seven runs on seven hits, striking out one and walking one.
Ellwood City Wolverines tallied 11 hits. Ryan Gibbons and Welsh each had multiple hits for Ellwood City Wolverines. Welsh and Gibbons each collected two hits to lead Ellwood City Wolverines. Ryan Perretti went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Shenango in hits.
The Wolverines improve to 1-2 on the season and will travel to Riverside on Friday for their fourth non-conference game.
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