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High School Roundup (April 4): Field baseball wins another close one over Woodridge

High School Roundup (April 4): Field baseball wins another close one over Woodridge


By Tom Nader

Publisher and Editor




For the second night in a row, the Falcons edged the Bulldogs in Metro Athletic Conference play.

On Tuesday, it was a bit of late-game magic for the Falcons, who scored all three of their runs in the top of the sixth inning.

On the mound, Braxton Baumberger delivered a gem. He delivered 6.2 innings and allowed only one earned run and struck out five.

Garit Greene had a single and run scored, Gavin Green had a single and Drexal McAmis had a single and run scored for the Falcons (4-0, 3-0 MAC).

The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 2-3 overall and 0-2 in the MAC.




One day after knocking off the Rams 15-5, it was the Rams that got the best of the Vikings on Tuesday.

The Vikings (2-1) took a 3-0 lead in the top of the third inning, but the Rams answered back with four runs in the bottom half of that inning to take a 4-3 lead. The Rams then plated three more runs in the bottom of the fourth to extend their advantage to 7-3 before closing out the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference victory.

Alana Holmes and Kamryn Lynn had two singles each for Waterloo, while Bayley English smashed a double.



The G-Men were electric in their MVAC victory over the Tigers (0-4).

Garfield belted out 17 hits and scored in every inning of the five-inning, shortened contest.

The big inning was the top of the third when the G-Men plated nine runs to take a small 3-1 lead and blow its into a 12-1 cushion.

Lizzy Moore pitched a complete game, striking out seven. At the plate, Moore added a single, double, drove in two runs and scored two runs.

Maddy Wilson had three doubles, three runs and three RBI, while Kaitlynn Thompson had two singles, a double, a run and three RBI for the G-Men.

Additionally, Kyndall Hahn had four hits, three runs and an RBI for Garfield (3-1).



The Falcons took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, then the Spartans took over the game.

Springfield scored two runs in the top of the second inning to take a 2-1 lead, then pushed ahead further with a five-run third inning.

The Spartans kept adding on, plating four runs in the fifth, two in the sixth and three more in the seventh inning as part of a 22-hit offensive onslaught.

Bre Ruggiero went 5-for-5 with four RBI and scored five runs, while Kendall Crytzer was 4-for-5 with five RBI.

Sydney Hillyard went the distance, scattering 11 hits and working out of enough jams — the Falcons left 10 on base — while also belting three hits and driving in four runs at the plate.

Ruggiero, Crytzer and Hillyard combined to go 12-for-15 at the plate, score eight runs and drive in 13.

For the Falcons, Lilly Sutkowy, Makayla Miller and Averi Weis all had a pair of hits each.

The win for the Spartans snaps a 28-game league winning streak for the Falcons.

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