East Liverpool watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 3-0 loss to Bellaire on Wednesday. Bellaire took the lead on a single in the first inning.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Bellaire pitchers struck out 17, while East Liverpool sat down seven
Bellaire opened up scoring in the first inning, when Porter singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run.
One bright spot for East Liverpool was a single by Devin Toothman in the second inning.
Porter pitched Bellaire to victory. He went seven innings, allowing zero runs on four hits, striking out 17 and walking zero.
Logan Bennett took the loss for East Liverpool. He surrendered three runs on nine hits over six innings, striking out seven.
Toothman led the Potters with two hits in three at bats.
Bellaire totaled nine hits. Porter and Rejonis each racked up multiple hits for Bellaire. Porter went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Bellaire in hits. Bellaire was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Roth made the most plays with 17.
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