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Warriors sweep Canton South,
dominate Alliance in conference play
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The Warrior baseball team kicked off last week with a dominate performance over Alliance that earned the team an 11-1 Eastern Buckeye Conference (EBC) victory.
After scoring one run in the first inning and two in the second, the Warriors exploded for eight runs in the third inning. Alliance’s lone run came in the top of the first inning.
Warrior pitcher Hayden Jenkins went the distance on the mound, allowing only two hits in five innings of work. He struck out six batters and walked three.
Isaac Moore went three-for-three at the plate with three singles, scored a run and collected two RBIs. Cadyn Smith added a double and single while Jaxon Rinkes and Landon James smacked two singles each and Brody Wade and Joey Carman each contributed a single.
Cayden Rininger allowed three hits and one run in six innings of work and struck out five batters as the Warriors downed Canton South 2-1 in an EBC contest in Stark County May 4. Smith closed out the contest, throwing a clean seventh inning.
Carrollton’s runs came in the first and second innings while Canton South scored in the sixth inning. Rinkes, Moore, Parker Varney, Smith, Carman and James accounted for the Warriors’ six hits. Moore and John Birong each collected an RBI.
The Warriors picked up the sweep of the season series with a 12-2 pounding of the Wildcats the following night at the Field of Dreams.
Smith picked up the win, throwing six innings and giving up two hits, while striking out three batters and walking three.
Offensively, the Warrior bats were hot, outhitting the visitors 16-4, led by Rininger who went four-for-four at the plate with four singles and two RBIs. Varney and Moore both went three-for-four with three hits. Joey
Carman had three hits and six RBIs.
The Crusaders turned eight hits into four runs and defeated the Warriors 4-2 April 29. The hosts scored all four runs in the first two innings – three in the first and one in the second while the visitors scored single runs in the second and fourth innings.
Carrollton’s six hits came off the bats of Rininger (two singles), Birong (double) and Rinkes, Wade and Smith 9 (singles).
Smith took the loss, striking out six and walking two in six innings of work.
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