COLUMBIANA, OH- Edgewood’s Alec Katon was nearly perfect. Crestview’s Senior Devin Turvey just showed a bit more moxie on Saturday. The Crestview Rebels struck late and walked away with a big 2-1 victory over the Warriors on Saturday.
Katon was downright impressive on the bump for the Warriors. The Edgewood ace sat down 9 Rebels via the strikeout, only giving up two hits while walking 3. However, it was Crestview that made each of those two hits hurt when it counted the most.
It wasn’t until the fifth inning when catcher, Keith Berger came through for the Rebels to break up Katon’s no-no. That base knock gave the Rebels a bit of swagger and momentum in the late stages of the game.
As for the Rebels, it was a very gutsy performance by Turvey on the mound. The Crestview southpaw went the distance pitching all seven innings for the Rebs, while scattering four hits, walking three, and striking out four on one earned run in the second frame. However, that’s not the storyline for this one: Turvey was put in a huge spot when in the sixth inning Isaac Ricketts and Carter Blakeman were plunked back to back by Katon. Turvey stepped to the dish and delivered a one-out, 2 RBI double to right center field that cleared the bases, and gave the Rebs their first lead of the game 2-1.
Turvey would come back out to the bump to finish the game, finishing with 105 pitches on the day.