NORTH JACKSON, OH- The Leetonia Bears fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 12-4 loss to Jackson-Milton on Saturday. Jackson-Milton scored on a groundout by Landis in the first inning, a groundout by Harris in the first inning, a single by Rich in the second inning, a single by Harris in the second inning, and a single by Lay in the second inning.
Jackson-Milton pulled away for good with three runs in the second inning. In the second Rich singled, scoring one run, Harris singled, scoring one run, and Lay singled on a full count, scoring another. Jackson-Milton also scored five runs in the sixth inning. Jackson-Milton big bats were led by Harris, Lay, and Gross, who all drove in runs.
Rich took the win for Jackson-Milton. He allowed two hits and two runs over two innings, striking out four. Harris and Landis entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Leetonia’s offense scattered eight hits in the game. Sefton Houlette and Dylan Lennon all had multiple hits and Lennon and Houlette each collected two hits to lead Leetonia. Houlette led the Bears with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with ten stolen bases.
Jackson-Milton racked up 12 hits. Rich, Landis, Lay, and Harris each managed multiple hits for Jackson-Milton. Rich went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Jackson-Milton in hits. Jackson-Milton was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Gross had the most chances in the field with seven.
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