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SWEENEY BLANKS BULLDOGS, DEVILS SWEEP SERIES

PHOTO CREDIT: GARY LEININGER

UNITY, OH- You may have thought that you’ve heard the last of Justin Sweeney following basketball season.

Think again.

Sweeney threw a shutout to lead Lisbon past East Palestine 1-0 on Wednesday.  The pitching was strong on both sides. Sweeney struck out four, while East Palestine’s Dalton Vance sat down seven.

Lisbon things moving in the first inning. Logan Bell drove in one when he singled.  That was all that was needed for the Devils on the day.  For EP, a single by Dan Bender in the sixth inning was a positive for East Palestine and the only hit on the evening for the Bulldogs.

PHOTO CREDIT: GARY LEININGER

Sweeney was the winning pitcher for the Blue Devils. He went the distance, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out four.  Vance took the tough-luck loss for East Palestine. He lasted seven innings, allowing five hits and one run while striking out seven and walking zero.

Offensively, Sweeney went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Lisbon in hits.  Defensively, the Devils were sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Nick Mundy made the most plays with eight.

 

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