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Carrollton High School baseball
The Warriors defeated visiting Allinace last Thursday evening 3-1 in a Northeastern Buckeye Conference game.

The Carrollton varsity baseball team had another week of strong play as they won two out of three games to bring its season record to 6-3 overall and 2-2 in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference.

Last Monday, Carrollton hosted Northwest in a nonleague game.

The game was scoreless until the bottom of the sixth inning when the Warriors scored three times. Northwest scored a single run in the top of the seventh, but the Warriors held on for the 3-1 win.

In the sixth, Jeremiah Lowery doubled and drove in two Carrollton runs and Zach Brannick singled to drive in the Warriors’ third run.

Northwest held the Warriors to just four hits in the game, Mirko Dobrijevic and Storm Mohn also had singles for Carrollton.

Mohn, Zach Fry and Krantz each had a run scored for the Warriors.

Tyler Krantz started and picked up the win. Krantz went 6.2 innings, giving up one run on eight hits, while striking out three and walking one. Fry went in to get the final out.

Last Tuesday, the Warriors made a road trip to NBC rival Alliance where they were defeated 3-1.

The Warriors scored first in the top of the first on a RBI single by Krantz, but Alliance plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning for a 2-1 lead.

The Aviators added an insurance run in the bottom of the fourth inning to end the scoring.

Carrollton was held to just four hits in the game. Dobrijevic had a first inning double and scored the Warriors’ only run. Brannick, Brandon Johnson and Krantz each had singles.

Lowery started and took the loss for Carrollton. He pitched five innings, giving up three runs on six hits, while striking out three and walking five.

Mason Voulgares came on to pitch the final inning, allowing a hit and striking out two.

Last Thursday, the Warriors reversed the score on visiting Alliance, winning 3-1.

Carrollton scored all three of its runs in the third inning on back-to-back doubles by Dobrijevic and Krantz.

The Aviators only run came in the first inning.

Troy Fairclough pitched a solid game in going the distance for the win.

He gave up five hits, while striking out four and walking only one.

The Warriors had seven hits in the game, with Dobrijevic getting two and also scoring a run. Collins had a hit, stolen base and run scored.

The Warriors were to host Marlington Tuesday and travel to Marlington on Thursday.

Next week, Carrollton will be at Minerva on Tuesday, host the Lions on Thursday and host Sandy Valley on Friday.

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