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May 3, 2013

Edgewood rallies past PV

Despite nine errors, Warriors edge Lakers

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — The Edgewood Warriors put on their rally caps as they came back to get the 10-6 victory over Pymatuning Valley at Higgins Field on Thursday.

Edgewood (9-3) trailed, 6-1, heading into the bottom of the fourth inning and it looked as if the Lakers (5-7) had found a great rhythm. But the Warriors were about to find a rhythm of their own.

Matt DiDonato singled, and later, Steven Perkio singled, as well. Connor McLaughlin plated both on a wild play making the score 6-3 in favor of the Lakers.

The fifth inning rolled around and the Warriors kept swinging. With Tony Magda and Nick Johnson on base, DiDonato singled home a run. Devon Maurer added another on an RBI single. Joey Zappitelli then walked. The Warriors would add another run and tied the game, 6-6, through five.

The sixth inning saw a continued offensive surge from Edgewood as it scored four times, including an RBI single from leadoff man Andrew Graeb. It was the Warriors’ first lead of the contest, 10-6.

The Lakers got doubles from Tim Cross and Cody Ellis in the top of the sixth, and in the seventh got two base runners, as well, but the Warriors held on.

“We committed nine errors, you should lose the game when you do that. We had nine and win,” Edgewood head coach Bill Lipps said.

“If you play the game of catch, you’re in every game. We persevered, quality at-bats, stayed with it, and (got the) count in our favor.”

Edgewood starter Alex Vencill, who pitched a complete-game and struck out three.

“Alex has been very good for three years, he battled.”

Pymatuning Valley got off to a hot start with a single from Tim Cross and a run-scoring triple from Chase Thurber. Thurber would also score giving the Lakers the 2-0 lead after one.

They added another run in the second inning when pitcher Hunter Rhoades doubled and Travis Kiser sent him home on an RBI single.

The fourth inning saw the best of the Pymatuning Valley offense as the Lakers scored three runs. It all started with Rhoades walking, Collin Winkler connecting on a single, Travis Kiser adding another single and Cross bringing in a run with a single. Thurber knocked out a two-run double putting the Lakers up, 6-1.

“We have been a lot on a roll, our bats are kind of hot. We capitalized on errors,” Pymatuning Valley coach Nathan Smith said. “We need to minimize our damage when it goes bad in the field. Silly things hurt us. When we have been on our run we have minimized those things.”

Velotta is a freelance writer from Concord Township.

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