By Michael Wolfgang
BELOIT, OHIO – The thing about playing just about every day in baseball is the ability to have a quick turnaround and rebound from a loss. West Branch responded nicely and snapped back at conference foe Carrollton Wednesday night with a narrow 3-2 triumph.
In the first inning, Beau Alazaus the offense got out in front first on a ground out that scored one run. West Branch added one run in each the bottom of the second inning and bottom of the fourth. Boston Mulinix and Reed Williams both collected multiple hits to lead the Warrior offense.
Aaron Tucker earned the win for West Branch, going six innings and allowing two runs on six hits and striking out four. Gavin Bell threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Bell recorded the last three outs to slam the door shut on Carrollton and earn the save for the Warriors.
West Branch totalled up eight hits on the day and had a steady hand on defense, only committing one error in the field. West Branch will now direct their attention to Columbiana coming up on Thursday night.