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Carrollton baseball caps off successful diamond season

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Carrollton High School baseball
Senior Andrew Collins played his last home game last Thursday against Salem.

It’s been quite a season for the Carrollton baseball team.

As sophomores, this year’s seniors had just two wins. This year, they will end with no less than 16 victories.

“The seniors have come a long way since they were sophomores,” said head coach Butch Wood. “I am just so proud of them. They have displayed great leadership, have never given up and have shown great leadership to the younger kids. They are going to be missed.”

The Warriors began tournament play last week in the Division II sectional at Vaccaro Field in Steubenville, where they pulled out a 6-5 win over Indian Creek in their opening game last Wednesday.

The Warriors made the most of their seven hits in the game, Tyler Krantz had a hit and two RBI for the Warriors, while Jeremiah Lowery recorded two hits, a RBI and a run scored. Adam Warner, Andrew Collins, Storm Mohn and Mirko Dobrijevic also had singles for Carrollton.

Carrollton struck first with a run in the bottom of the first. Indian Creek came back in the top of the second and plated two runs for a 2-1 advantage.

Carrollton tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the second and took the lead for good by scoring two runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings.

Creek held a brief 3-2 lead in the third inning and added its final two in the sixth.

Lowery was on the mound for the Warriors and went the distance. He gave up 10 hits, five runs and walked five.

Last Saturday in the sectional championship game, the Warriors fell to Harrison Central 8-7 in a 12-inning marathon.

The Warriors gave up a run in the top of the first inning, but rallied in the bottom of the inning by scoring four runs and took a 4-1 lead.

Krantz clubbed a run scoring single and Zach Brannick added a bases-loaded triple.

The Warriors added three more runs in the sixth and held a 7-6 lead.

The Huskies tied the game at 7-7 in the top half of the seventh.

Carrollton loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh, but could not get anyone across the plate.

Krantz and Lowery did the pitching for the Warriors. They gave up 15 hits, had eight strike outs and surrendered six walks.

The Warriors finished with eight hits and three errors.

In regular season action last Thursday, the Warriors hosted NBC rival Salem at Hensley Field on senior night.

Carrollton came through with a 3-2 come-from-behind win over the Quakers.

Senior Mason Voulgares was on the mound for the Warriors making his first start of the season.

He pitched the first two innings, allowing no hits, two runs, while striking out two and walking three.

Tyler Krantz came on in the third and got the win. He pitched five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits, with two strike outs and no walks.
Salem scored all its runs in the top of the third inning.

The Warrior bats got going in the bottom of the fourth. With two runners aboard, Dobrijevic smacked a two-run double scoring Mohn and Lowery to tie the score at 2-2

The Warriors scored what would be the winning run in the bottom of the sixth on a RBI single by Krantz, scoring Mohn.

Mohn led the Warriors with three hits, including a triple and two runs scored.

The Warriors out-hit the Quakers 6-3, but Carrollton committed four errors in the game, while the Quakers did not have a miscue.

Carrollton was to end its regular season Monday on the road at Salem. A win over the Quakers would give them soul possession of third place in the NBC with a 9-5 record. Canton South has won the NBC, with Louisville placing second.

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