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URSULINE KICKS OFF TOUGH WEEKEND WITH A WIN

MAHONING VALLEY SPORTS

STRUTHERS OH- LaBrae scored three runs in the fourth inning, but Ursuline still won 5-3 on Friday. The offensive firepower by LaBrae was led by Riley Davidson and Brogan Collins, all knocking in runs in the inning.

Ursuline opened up scoring in the first inning. Brady Shannon singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.

The Irish pulled away for good with two runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Andrew Kirila singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run and Tom Groner singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.

Danny Smith took the win for Ursuline. The righty allowed three hits and three runs over six innings, striking out three. Jaxson Gruber threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Gruber recorded the last three outs to earn the save.

Jordan McCartney took the loss for LaBrae. The hurler allowed eight hits and three runs over two and two-thirds innings.

Ursuline racked up 12 hits on the day. Groner, Luca Ricchiuti, and Kirila all collected multiple hits. Ricchiuti and Groner each collected three hits to lead.

LaBrae was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Ashton Dunbar had the most chances in the field with six.

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