Wolverines keep playoff hopes alive, beat Shady Side Academy 4-0
Two Ellwood City Wolverines Pitchers Rally Together In Shutout Victory Against Shady Side Academy
Ellwood City Wolverines defeated Shady Side Academy 4-0 on Monday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Ryan Hampton induced a groundout from Tyler Hart to finish off the game. Ellwood City Wolverines fired up the offense in the first inning, when Samuel DiCaprio singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run. One bright spot for Shady Side Academy was a single by Ethan Critchlow in the second inning.
Ryan Gibbons got the win for Ellwood City Wolverines. He surrendered zero runs on one hit over four innings, striking out six and walking zero. Hampton threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen. John Salvitti took the loss for Shady Side Academy. He went six innings, allowing four runs on four hits, striking out three and walking one.
DiCaprio, James Meehan, Doug Balin, and John Biskup all had one hit to lead Ellwood City Wolverines. Ellwood City Wolverines didn't commit a single error in the field. Meehan had the most chances in the field with nine. Shady Side Academy was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Mike George had the most chances in the field with ten.
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