LOUISVILLE OH- Louisville defeated New Philadelphia 1-0 on Friday as four pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Carter Deem induced a fly out from Owen Courtney to finish off the game.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Louisville pitchers struck out six, while New Philadelphia pitchers sat down eight.
One bright spot for New Philadelphia was a single by Brandt Wells in the first inning.
Bryce Graziani took the win for the Leopards. Graziani went two innings, allowing zero runs on zero hits, striking out one and walking zero. Cole Miller and Deem entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Deem recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Louisville Varsity Leopards.
Wells took the loss for New Philadelphia. The pitcher allowed two hits and one run over one inning, striking out one and walking zero.
Courtney started the game for New Philadelphia. The hurler allowed one hit and zero runs over one inning, striking out two and walking zero Zach Root started the game for Louisville. Root went two innings, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out one and walking zero
Ty Paumier led the Leopards with two hits in three at bats.
New Philadelphia didn’t commit a single error in the field. Noah Bollon had the most chances in the field with ten.