STRUTHERS, OH- It was the second game of the day for both teams, and only one could remain perfect on the day. The battle of the true heavyweights in the league took place, and behind an outstanding performance by Andrew Vance, Creekside was able to escape in extra innings with a 2-1 victory. With the win, the Orange Crush were able to secure a tie at the top of the standings, each with a 9-2 record, respectfully.
Vance shined through 8 innings of work, walking a pair and striking out a pair while peppering 5 hits with only one run scoring.
Creekside’s offense scored one in the fourth on an error which was answered in the bottom of the frame by the Astro Falcons when Josh Hoffman scored on a passed ball. The eventual winning run came in the top of the eighth inning when BJ Arnold hit a sacrifice fly to left field that scored Kyle Weitzel.
Mike Budde (pictured) led the way for Creekside at the dish, going 2-3 with a run scored.
For the Astro Falcons, Chase Franken inherited the loss after going 3 innings in relief. Franken gave up four hits, and a run while walking a pair and striking out 3.
Josh Hoffman and Brayden Beck went 1-3 for the Astro’s.