STRUTHERS OH- The Athletix were easy like a Sunday morning as they swept a twin bill in NABF action. They beat Diamond Hit Club 11-4, and then they took care of the Lincoln Park Rails 8-1.
Athletix snagged a late lead and defeated Diamond Hit Club 11-4 on Sunday. The game was tied at four with Athletix batting in the top of the eighth when Jason Triveri doubled on a 3-1 count, scoring two runs.
Diamond Hit Club scored three runs in the first inning, but Athletix still managed to pull out the victory. The big inning for Diamond Hit Club came thanks to singles by DeCicco and Trey Decicco and a groundout by Zach Dellerman.
Athletix captured the lead in the second inning. Cam Hollobaugh singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.
In the bottom of the third inning, Diamond Hit Club tied things up at four when Dellerman singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
Brady Hanson got the win for Athletix. The fireballer allowed zero hits and zero runs over one inning, striking out one and walking zero. Steve Zordich threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Alex Heavner started the game for Athletix. The hurler lasted six innings, allowing six hits and four runs while striking out 13 and walking one
Athletix collected 12 hits. Malakai Roberts, Hollobaugh, Eli Harpalani, and Ethan Shaw all managed multiple hits. Shaw, Harpalani, Hollobaugh, and Roberts all had two hits to lead.
Hunter Burns went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Diamond Hit Club in hits.
In Game 2, Roberts went 4-4 with 2 RBI. Cam Hollobaugh went 2-3 with a RBI and a run scored. Matt Lockwich went 1-2 with a run, and a RBI. Ty Ventresco mirrored those numbers going 1-2 with a runs scored, and a RBI.
Alex Tomsic took the win on the mound in Game 2. He struck out 7 and pitched a shutout.
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