POLAND, OH- Poland snatched the lead late in the game in a 5-4 victory over Springfield on Thursday. The game was tied at four with Poland batting in the bottom of the sixth when Alex Barth singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.

Poland opened up an early lead in the second inning when Mason Mccurdy singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run. In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Bulldogs tied things up at four when Braeden O’Shaughnessy singled, scoring one run.

Barth was credited with the victory for Poland. He allowed eight hits and four runs over seven innings, striking out two.

Mitchell Seymour took the loss for Springfield. He surrendered two runs on four hits over two innings, striking out four and walking zero.  Chris Thompson started the game for Springfield. He went four innings, allowing three runs on two hits and striking out six

Barth also went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Poland Seminary in hits. The Bulldogs also stole eight bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Braden Olson led the way with two.

Springfield tallied eight hits in the game. John SlikeDrew Clark, and Seymour all had multiple hits for Springfield. Springfield didn’t commit a single error in the field. Slike had ten chances in the field, the most on the team.


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