By Jordan Miller
The Carrollton Warriors baseball team started their season with a pair of wins over the East Liverpool Potters in a non-league contest at Field of Dreams March 26.
Carrollton won the first contest 8-3 and the second 7-0.
Michael Howell was the winning pitcher in the second game throwing a shutout and hitting a double on the offensive side. He struck out seven batters.
After preparing all off-season, the Carrollton Warriors baseball team got off on a winning note by defeating the East Liverpool Potters and sweeping a double-header.
Carrollton left handed pitcher Brian Riggs pitched the first game. He struck out six batters and gave up two hits in six innings. Luke Krantz pitched the seventh inning to earn the save.
The Potters jumped out to a 1-0 lead before the Warriors were able to plate a run to tie the game in the bottom of the first inning. Carrollton tacked on another run in the second inning.
East Liverpool tied the game at two in the top of the fourth, but the Warriors plated four runs in the sixth inning to seal the win.
In game two, the game remained scoreless after the opening inning. With two outs in the bottom of the second, Howell stepped up to bat for the Warriors. He connected with the pitch and sent it deep to left-centerfield for a double. A base hit by Bryce Ferrell brought Howell home for the first run of the game.
The Warriors extended the lead by two runs in the third inning with Aidan Pasiuk and Riggs each plating a run. They plated four runs between the fourth and the sixth innings to finish the game.
Pasiuk led the Warriors at the plate going four-of-four at bat with an RBI and two stolen bases.
The Warriors were scheduled to host Garaway and Minerva earlier this week. They are slated to travel to Minerva March 31.