Wolverines upset the Trojans, move to 2-3 in conference play
Early Lead For Ellwood City Wolverines Sets Stage For Victory Over North Catholic
Ellwood City Wolverines grabbed an early lead on its way to a 6-5 victory over North Catholic on Wednesday. Ellwood City Wolverines scored on a double by Ricky Pitrelli and a passed ball by James Meehan in the first inning.
After North Catholic scored one run in the top of the third, Ellwood City Wolverines answered with one of their own. North Catholic scored when D Prentice hit a solo homer. Ellwood City Wolverines then answered when Ryan Gibbons grounded out, scoring one run.
Ryan Hampton was credited with the victory for Ellwood City Wolverines. He went four innings, allowing three runs on six hits and striking out two. Gibbons threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen. Gibbons recorded the last nine outs to earn the save for Ellwood City Wolverines.
Tunstall took the loss for North Catholic. He allowed four hits and four runs over two and a third innings, striking out one.
North Catholic launched two home runs on the day. Prentice went yard in the third inning. Allenwent deep in the seventh inning.
Ellwood City Wolverines totaled eight hits in the game. Brady Welsh and Pitrelli each managed multiple hits for Ellwood City Wolverines. Pitrelli and Welsh each collected two hits to lead Ellwood City Wolverines. Ellwood City Wolverines was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Samuel DiCaprio made the most plays with eight.
North Catholic racked up seven hits on the day. Prentice and T Alexander each had multiple hits for North Catholic. North Catholic didn't commit a single error in the field. Alexander had the most chances in the field with eight.
The Wolverines next conference foe is a make-up game at Shady Side Academy on Monday with a possible rival game against Riverside set up for the end of the weekend (TBD).
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