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Carrollton wins a pair of NBC games to jump to 8-3

FPS staff report

Carrollton High School baseball
Tyler Krantz pitch a complete game against Marlington last Tuesday.

The Carrollton varsity baseball team got some solid pitching and timely hitting as they won a pair of Northeastern Buckeye Conference games last week to remain near the top of the league standings.

At the end of play last week, the Warriors are 8-3 overall and 3-2 in the NBC.

Last Tuesday in a rain shortened game, the Warriors defeated visiting Marlington 5-2 in five innings.

The Dukes struck first in the top of the first inning, scoring a single run.

However, the Warriors plated a pair of runs and took the lead for good.

Carrollton added two more runs in the bottom of the third and a single run in the fourth.

Jeremiah Lowery started and went the distance for the win.

In his five innings, Lowery gave up two runs on three hits, while striking out five and walking three.

Senior catcher Storm Mohn had a double and single with a pair of RBI, while Mirko Dobrijevic and Tyler Krantz each added two hits and a RBI. Zach Brannick also had a hit and RBI. The Warriors out-hit the Dukes 9-3.

Last Thursday at Marlington, the Warriors scored all their runs in the second and third innings and then held off a late rally by the Dukes for a 5-4 win.

The Warriors scored two in the second and three in the third to go up 5-0 on the Dukes.

Marlington scored in the bottom of the third and added three more in the fifth.

Lefthander Troy Fairclough picked up the win in going the distance.
He gave up four runs on seven hits, while striking out one and walking five.

Carrollton only had seven hits in the game. Dobrijevic had the big hit for the Warriors, a double and two RBI. Mohn had a pair of singles, a run scored and a RBI. Lowery also added a pair of hits and a RBI. Zach Fry added a double, run scored and RBI.

Carrollton was to be at Minerva on Tuesday and host the Lions on Thursday. They will entertain Sandy Valley Friday evening.

Next week, the Warriors will be at Northwest on Monday, host Canton South on Tuesday and Indian Creek on Wednesday. Thursday they will be at Canton South. On Friday they will travel to Dover and on Saturday they will be at Claymont for a double header.

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