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Carrollton baseball splits games; record is now 4-2

FPS staff report

The Carrollton High School varsity baseball team split four games played last week.

They dropped a pair of Northeastern Buckeye Conference games, but rebounded to win a pair of non-league games to bring their season record to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in league play.

Last Thursday, the Warriors were on the road at West Branch.

West Branch scored in the bottom of the seventh for a 2-1 win over the Warriors.

Tyler Krantz led the Warriors with a double. Zach Fry pitched well in taking the loss.

On Friday, the Warriors hosted West Branch.

Carrollton scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out an 11-10 win.

Krantz recorded a pair of doubles and drove in four runs to lead the Warriors, while Zach Fry didn’t have a hit, but was credited with three RBI. Mirko Dobrijevic added two hits, scored four runs and drove in a pair.

Krantz picked up the win in relief of Jeremiah Lowery.

Krantz pitched the final 4.2 innings, giving up two hits on eight hits, striking out four and walking six.

West Branch out-hit the Warriors 14-8.

Last Saturday the Warriors hosted Edison Local and United Local.

Edison defeated the Warriors 10-8, but the Warriors won a 12-3 decision over United.

Against Edison, the Warriors held an 8-4 advantage after four innings, but the Wildcats scored six runs in the last four innings to get the win.

Carrollton had seven hits in the game, three by Zach Brannick and one each by Adam Warner, Andrew Collins, Krantz and Fry. Dobrijevic and Fry each had a pair of RBI.

Troy Fairclough started for the Warriors. He went 6.1 innings, giving up eight hits, eight runs, while striking out four and walking one.

Mason Voulgares pitched the final 1.2 innings, giving up a pair of runs.

Carrollton scored all its runs in the third and fourth innings.

Carrollton committed seven errors in the game, as compared to four for the Wildcats.

Against United, Carrollton trailed 3-1 going into the bottom of the fifth.

But, the Warriors plated seven runs in the fifth and four in the sixth to get the win.

Collins had a big game for the Warriors with three hits, two RBI and three runs scored. Voulgares added a hit and three RBI, while Dobrijevic had a hit and two RBI. Storm Mohn also added a hit and two RBI for the Warriors.

Adam Birtcher started and picked up the win for the Warriors. He pitched six innings, giving up six hits and striking out four.

The Warriors out-hit the Eagles 11-6.

Carrollton was to host Northwest Monday and travel to Alliance Tuesday.
They will host Alliance Thursday.

Next week, Marlington will visit Carrollton on Tuesday and on Thursday the Warriors will travel to Marlington.

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