COLUMBIANA, OH- Despite seeing its five-run lead whittled down by the end, Crestview still held off LaBrae for a 6-4 victory on Saturday. LaBrae scored four runs in the failed comeback on a single by McCartney in the third, a groundout by Dunbar in the third, a single by Simpson in the fifth, and an error in the sixth.
The Rebels got on the board in the first inning when Carter Blakeman doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs.
Ethan Feezle was the winning pitcher for Crestview. The pitcher surrendered three runs on five hits over five innings, striking out seven. Blakeman and Cayden Booth entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Blakeman recorded the last five outs to earn the save for Crestview.
Airwyke took the loss for LaBrae. The pitcher surrendered four runs on three hits over one-third of an inning.
The Black and Gold totaled seven hits in the game. Blakeman and Sam Campbell all managed multiple hits for Crestview. Campbell and Blakeman all had two hits to lead the team. Crestview stole seven bases during the game as three players stole more than one. Matthew Lindsay led the way with two.
Collins led LaBrae with four hits in four at-bats.