Beaver Local watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 13-3 loss to Union Local on Wednesday. Union Local scored on a single by Merritt, a walk by A Smolira, and a groundout by K Smolira in the first inning.
The Beavers struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Union Local, giving up 13 runs.
Union Local fired up the offense in the first inning, when Merritt singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
Union Local scored seven runs in the third inning. Union Local’s big inning was driven by an error on a ball put in play by Kildow and McCort, a triple by Smolira, a single by Merritt, and a double by Smolira.
Morrison pitched Union Local to victory. He went five innings, allowing three runs on four hits and striking out three.
Jordan Mick took the loss for Beaver Local. He lasted one inning, allowing two hits and five runs while striking out one.
Avery Wiegand led the Beavers with two hits in three at bats.
Union Local tallied eight hits in the game. Merritt and Loase all collected multiple hits.
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