EAST LIVERPOOL-  After an 0-8 start, the Beaver Local baseball team finally broke through the win column with a walk-off 2-1 victory in 9 innings over the arch-rival East Liverpool Wednesday evening at Beaver Local Community Fields.

With runners on 1st and 3rd with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning, Beavers shortstop Dorian Jackson at the plate, he hit a sharply hit ground ball to Potters third baseman Derek Klein. His throw was wide to the right field side of first base, allowing Hunter Saltsman to score the winning run from third base for Beaver Local.
The Beavers took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third as starting pitcher Avery Wiegand reached on a throwing error allowing Carter Wolski to score.  The Potters tied the game in the top of the 4th off of a wild pitch from Wiegand, allowing Kamren Klakos to score from third.
Beaver Local starting pitcher Avery Wiegand pitched 8 innings, allowing 1 run on 2 hits with 4 walks & 14 strikeouts. Jordan Mick came on in relief to pitch a scoreless 9th inning with 2 strikeouts.
Freshman second baseman Ryan Cunningham led the Beaver Local offense with 2 singles.
The Beavers return to action Friday at 5PM at home against Lisbon, weather permitting.
**Written and Contributed by YSN’s Jason Hannum**