Evan Tice was clutch at the plate with ducks on the pond on Monday, driving in four on three hits to lead East Liverpool past Weir 11-5 on Monday. Tice drove in runs on a single in the second and a double in the seventh.
East Liverpool earned the victory despite allowing Weir to score three runs in the sixth inning. Their batters contributing to the big inning included Trenton Taflan, Jack Scopel, and Grant Wilharm, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
East Liverpool got things started in the first inning. They scored one run when Mason Ludwig doubled.
The Potters put up five runs in the seventh inning. The rally was led by singles by Paxton Grimes and Ludwig and doubles by Tice and Devin Toothman.
Toothman got the win for East Liverpool. The righthander lasted five and two-thirds innings, allowing nine hits and five runs while striking out four. Ludwig and Grimes entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Taflan took the loss for Weir. The hurler allowed four hits and four runs over one and two-thirds innings, striking out one.
The Potters totaled 16 hits in the game. Toothman, Ludwig, and Tice each racked up multiple hits for East Liverpool Varsity Potters. Ludwig and Toothman each collected four hits to lead.
Weir racked up 11 hits in the game. Taflan, Scopel, and Luke Gillette all managed multiple hits. Taflan led with three hits in four at bats. The Riders didn’t commit a single error in the field. Scopel had the most chances in the field with nine.
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