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SALEM CAGES THE CARDS

CANFIELD, OH- A night after beating West Branch for the first time in over 8 years, the Quakers rolled into Canfield and beat the Cardinals for the first time in over 20 years.

The Quakers’ recently lethargic offense came alive early putting up 3 runs in the first inning. After 2 hit batters and a base hit by sophomore Lane Rhodes loaded the bases, senior catcher Bryce Owen came through with a 2 out base hit, scoring two. That was quickly followed by an RBI single from freshman Blaise Exline.

That would be all the run supports junior starting pitcher Seth Seddon would need. Seddon went the distance for the Quakers giving up 1 run on 5 hits and struck out 4. Seth somehow improved upon the Quaker pitching staff’s already ridiculously low ERA to a sparse 2.13.

The Quakers added a couple of insurance runs in the 5th for good measure on a 2 out, 2 run single by senior Adam Wilson. Seddon did the rest.

Seniors Turner Johnson and Bryce Owen both had 2 hits for the Quaker offense.

The Quakers have evened their record to 5-5 on the season (3-3 in the EBC) and have the rest of the week off before they return to action on Monday at Beaver Local with the first pitch at 5:00 pm.

 

*Contributed by Mike Debarr and salemathletics.org

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