NEW WATERFORD, OH- East Liverpool fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 14-5 loss to East Palestine on Tuesday. East Palestine scored on a home run by senior Brock Cheurco and a single by Cam Wischerman in the first inning.
Hooley pitched East Palestine to victory. He went one and one-third innings, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out one. Sean Helpy and Dalton Vance entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
After East Liverpool scored one run in the top of the sixth, East Palestine answered with one of their own. The Potters scored when Kamren Klakos singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run. East Palestine then answered when Hooley was struck by a pitch, driving in a run.
East Liverpool scattered 14 hits in the game. Klakos, Devin Toothman, Logan Bennett, Cory Weyand, and Dylan Czech each managed multiple hits for the Potters. Czech, Weyand, Bennett, Toothman, and Klakos each collected two hits to lead the team.
East Palestine had 19 hits in the game. Cheurco, Cooper Vance, Wischerman, Elliott, Dalton Vance, and Abel Figley all had multiple hits for East Palestine. Cheurco went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead East Palestine in hits. East Palestine didn’t commit a single error in the field. Connor Elliott had eight chances in the field, the most on the team.
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