Louisville Hangs Tough, But Falls to Jackson in Sectional Final

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Jackson 6, Louisville 3

The 12th Seeded Louisville Leopards fell to the host top-seeded Jackson Polar Bears 6-3 in the DI Canton Sectional Finals Friday Night. With the win, the Polar Bears advanced to play Wooster in the District Semifinals on Monday, May 19 at Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium. With the loss, the Leopards fall to 8-13.

Alex Hollifield led Louisville by batting 3-for-4 and scoring a run. Stephen Kerzan also hit a double Beatty's Sports Spring 2014 Baseball Shirt 2and Jake Adams tallied the only Leopards RBI on a sacrifice groundout in the seventh scoring Jordan Hughes.

Jackson ripped open the game with a 4-run second inning which gave them a 5-0 advantage. Tim Turner cracked 2-run homer over the right field fence to lead the Polar Bear charge. Turner also struck out 4 on the mound and earned the victory. Jake Sima also finished with 2 hits for Jackson.

The Leopards notched a pair of runs in the top of the third inning. Connor Zwick & Hollifield singled aboard to begin the rally. Then Kerzan smashed a ball to the shortstop who booted it into the outfield allowing Zwick to score. Adams also reached base via an error on the second baseman and this allowed Hollifield to come home.

Louisville will conclude the season with a series against West Branch. They will play in Beliot Saturday, May 17 at 12:00 PM and be home for Senior Night against the Warriors on Thursday, May 22 at 4:30 PM.

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next travel to West Branch to take on the Warriors on Saturday, May 17 at 12:00 PM. JV will host Marlington in a Double Header at the same time.

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BOX SCORE

POLAR BEARS 6, LEOPARDS 3

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Louisville 002-000-1–3-6-1

Jackson 140-010-X–6-6-3

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS BATTING
Batting AB R H RBI BB K
Connor Zwick 4 1 1 0 0 1
Jordan Hughes 3 1 1 0 0 1
Alex Hollifield 4 1 3 0 0 1
Stephen Kerzan 2 0 1 0 2 0
Joe Crank 4 0 0 0 0 1
Tyler Adams 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dalton Deckerd 3 0 0 0 1 1
Riley Graybeal 2 0 0 0 1 1
Corey Hileman 3 0 0 0 0 1
Jake Adams 4 0 0 1 0 1
Totals 29 3 6 1 4 8
Batting

2B: Stephen Kerzan
TB: Alex Hollifield 3, Jordan Hughes, Connor Zwick, Stephen Kerzan 2
RBI: Jake Adams
ROE: Connor Zwick, Stephen Kerzan, Jake Adams
FC: Jake Adams
HBP: Jordan Hughes
SB: Connor Zwick
CS: Dalton Deckerd

Quality At Bats

Team Total: 18 (52.94%)

Alex Hollifield 3, Jordan Hughes, Riley Graybeal, Connor Zwick 2, Corey Hileman 2, Stephen Kerzan 4, Dalton Deckerd, Jake Adams 3

Fielding

E: Corey Hileman

 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS PITCHING
Pitching IP H R ER BB K HR S%
Corey Hileman 6.0 6 6 4 2 3 1 .591
Totals 6.0 6 6 4 2 3 1 .591
Pitching

L: Corey Hileman
WP: Corey Hileman
BK: Corey Hileman
Pitches-Strikes: Corey Hileman 93-55
Groundouts-Flyouts: Corey Hileman 4-11
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Corey Hileman 19-27

 

JACKSON POLAR BEARS BATTING
Batting AB R H RBI BB K
Kyle Mottice 2 2 1 1 1 0
Tim Turner 3 1 1 2 0 0
Jake Miller 2 1 0 1 1 1
Seth Vellucci 3 0 1 0 0 0
Sam Miller 1 0 0 0 0 0
Aj Kloehn 3 0 0 0 0 0
Jake Sima 3 1 2 0 0 1
Jake Pallotta 3 1 1 1 0 0
Jake Kempt 3 0 0 0 0 1
Mitch Aman 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Mccann 2 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 25 6 6 5 2 3
Batting

2B: Kyle Mottice
HR: Tim Turner
TB: Kyle Mottice 2, Jake Pallotta, Jake Sima 2, Tim Turner 4, Seth Vellucci
RBI: Jake Miller, Kyle Mottice, Jake Pallotta, Tim Turner 2
ROE: Tim Turner
SB: Mitch Aman, Jake Miller, Jake Pallotta

Quality At Bats

Team Total: 10 (37.04%)

Aj Kloehn, Jake Miller 2, Kyle Mottice 2, Jake Pallotta, Jake Sima, Tim Turner, Seth Vellucci, Mike Mccann

Fielding

E: Kyle Mottice, Jake Pallotta, Jake Sima

 

JACKSON POLAR BEARS PITCHING
Pitching IP H R ER BB K HR S%
Tim Turner 3.0 3 2 0 2 4 0 .554
Sam Miller 4.0 3 1 1 2 4 0 .597
Totals 7.0 6 3 1 4 8 0 .575
Pitching

W: Sam Miller
HBP: Tim Turner
Pitches-Strikes: Sam Miller 72-43, Tim Turner 74-41
Groundouts-Flyouts: Sam Miller 2-5, Tim Turner 2-2
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Sam Miller 13-18, Tim Turner 8-16

Records: Louisville 8-13

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