POLAND, OH-  The red-hot Poland Bulldogs were marching away with things against cross-town rival, Boardman.  That was, until the top of the 6th inning.  Poland got out to a five-run lead in the third inning and held on for a 5-4 victory over Boardman on Thursday. Boardman scored four runs in the failed comeback on a walk by Charlie Davis, a fielder’s choice by Cam Kreps, and a single by Luke Stauffer.  Boardman scored four runs in the sixth inning, but Poland still managed to pull out the victory. DavisKreps, and Stauffer all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.

In the first inning, the Bulldogs got their offense started. Braeden O’Shaughnessy drove in one when he singled in one of his two RBI’s on the day.  MJ Farber also chipped in with a pair of RBI’s, along with one from Zach Yaskulka.

Jared Knight earned the win for Poland. He lasted five innings, allowing four hits and four runs while striking out three. Mike Kushner threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Kushner recorded the last six outs to earn the save for the Dogs.

Dylan Gurski took the loss for Boardman. He went two and a third innings, allowing five runs on four hits and striking out two.

O’Shaughnessy went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Poland in hits.  Connor Miller led Boardman with two hits in four at-bats.


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