FPS staff report
May 5, 2014
Poor weather conditions held the Carrollton baseball team to just two games last week - both were Northeastern Buckeye Conference losses to Canton South.
With the losses, the Warriors record now stands at 3-11 overall 1-9 in the NBC.
Last Thursday the Warriors took an early 1-0 lead, but it would not last long as they fell to host Canton South 8-1.
The Warriors had a number of chances to score in the early going, but couldn’t take advantage.
Carrollton’s run came in the first inning. Leadoff batter and freshman Aidan Pasiuk led off with a double and scored on a single by senior third baseman Tyler Krantz.
The Wildcats tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the first and took a 2-1 lead in the second. They put the game away in the sixth inning, scoring six times.
The Warriors put the ball in play, recording nine hits, however Carrollton hit into two double plays in the second and third innings taking away scoring opportunities.
Trenton Leggett and Pasiuk led the Warriors with two hits each, while Adam Warner, Zach Fry, Brandon Johnson and Jon Atkinson each had a single.
Senior Adam Birtcher started and took the loss. He went the first four innings giving up six hits, five runs with a pair of strikeouts and four walks.
Krantz pitched the final two innings, allowing three runs on five hits, striking out two and walking one.
Last Friday at home against the Wildcats in a makeup game from Tuesday, Canton South scored 10 runs in the first two innings and defeated the Warriors 11-0 in five innings.
Wildcat pitching held the Warriors to just three singles in the game by Pasiuk, Krantz and Leggett.
The Warriors again had opportunities, leaving eight base runners stranded on base, while the Wildcats left six.
Troy Fairclough started and took the loss. Also seeing time on the hill for the Warriors were Brian Riggs and Andrew Knapp. They combined to give up 11 runs, six earned, while striking out three and walking four.
Carrollton also held a 4-3 advantage in errors.
This week was to be a full week of action for the Warriors. They were to travel to Northeast on Monday, Louisville on Tuesday, Edison Local on Wednesday, host Louisville Thursday and host Claymont on Friday.
Carrollton’s regular season will end next week. They will host Salem on Tuesday and travel to Salem on Thursday.
The Warriors will begin tournament play next Tuesday in the Division II sectional at Vaccaro Field in Steubenville against Minerva at 5 p.m,.
The winner advances to the lower bracket final May 17 at 2 p.m. against Edison Local, Cambridge or Indian Creek.