Louisville Drops Road Game on West Branch Walk-Off – Baseball

West Branch 4, Louisville 3

The Louisville Leopards Varsity Baseball Team fell to the host West Branch Warriors 4-3 Thursday Evening on the campus of West Grove Appliance Alliance Ohio AdBranch High School. With the loss, Louisville drops to an even 2-2 on the season and starts 0-2 in league play.

Pitching dominated the first six innings of the contest and West Branch held a 2-0 advantage heading into the final frame. Warriors Pitcher Gino Sabatine gave up a lead-off single to Tyler Adams at the start of the game, but retired the next 18 Leopards batters consecutively.

Nathan Mongiardo broke the spell with a single to right field to start the Louisville seventh inning. Two pitches later, Casey Nau reached base via error and Mongiardo advanced to third base on the play. After a strikeout, Brody Hahn hit a fly ball to right that was misplayed allowing Mongiardo to score from third. Nau was thrown out at home attempting to tie the contest on the same play.


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Brendan Hoffman kept the Leopards hopes alive by reaching base on the third West Branch error of the inning. Then, Anthony Carpico Beatty's Sports Fall 2016 Louisville Leopards Blue Hatwas hit by a pitch to load the bases.

Cameron Prasco stepped in next and hit the first pitch he saw. The hard hit ground ball found its way through the middle of the infield, and both Hahn and the pinch-running Bryce Zuppe scored on the play. Stunningly, Louisville claimed a 3-2 lead.

The elated feeling in the Leopards dugout would be short-lived as the Warriors rallied in the last of the seventh. Tyler DeShields doubled to left and scored the game-tying run on Josh Stahler’s sacrifice fly two at-bats later. With two outs, Logan Metzger drew a walk after loading the count full. Finally, Cole Bates hit a walk-off double to left allowing Metzger to score the game-winning run from first.

Despite the loss, Louisville Starter Jordan Shearer pitched a complete game, gave up 4 runs on just 5 hits, and struck out 3. Sabatine also pitched the entire game for West Branch, gave up 0 earned runs on 3 hits, and fanned 7. 

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next host the GlenOak Golden Eagles on Saturday, April 1 at 5:00 PM. JV will be on the road t GlenOak at the same time. 

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VARSITY BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 4, WARRIORS 3

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Louisville 000-000-3–3-3-0

West Branch 001-100-2–4-5-3

 

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS VARSITY BATTING

Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
Tyler Adams 3 0 1 0 0 2
Nate Mongiardo 3 1 1 0 0 0
Casey Nau 3 0 0 0 0 1
Corey White 3 0 0 0 0 2
Brody Hahn 3 1 0 1 0 1
Brendan Hoffman 3 0 0 0 0 0
Anthony Carpico 2 0 0 0 0 0
Davis Burick 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cameron Prasco 3 0 1 2 0 1
Cam King 3 0 0 0 0 0
Jordan Shearer
Bryce Zuppe 0 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 26 3 3 3 0 7
Batting

TB: Tyler Adams, Cameron Prasco, Nate Mongiardo
RBI: Brody Hahn, Cameron Prasco 2
ROE: Brody Hahn, Casey Nau, Brendan Hoffman
FC: Nate Mongiardo
HBP: Anthony Carpico

Totals

Team QAB: 9 (33.33%)
Tyler Adams, Casey Nau, Corey White 2, Cameron Prasco 2, Cam King 2, Nate Mongiardo

Team LOB: 3

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS VARSITY PITCHING

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
Jordan Shearer 6.2 88 .659 5 4 4 3 2 0
Totals 6.2 88 .659 5 4 4 3 2 0
Pitching

L: Jordan Shearer (0-1)
WP: Jordan Shearer
Pitches-Strikes: Jordan Shearer 88-58
Groundouts-Flyouts: Jordan Shearer 10-5
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Jordan Shearer 19-26

WEST BRANCH WARRIORS VARSITY BATTING

Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
Jon Snyder 3 0 0 1 0 0
Brant Alazaus 2 0 0 0 1 1
Seth Schroeder 3 1 1 0 0 0
Tyler DeShields 3 1 2 1 0 0
Connor Hedrick 2 0 0 0 0 1
Josh Stahler 2 0 0 1 0 0
Logan Metzgar 2 1 0 0 1 1
Cole Bates 3 1 2 1 0 0
Chris Sams 1 0 0 0 0 0
Gino Sabatine
Totals 21 4 5 4 2 3
Batting

2B: Tyler DeShields, Cole Bates 2
TB: Seth Schroeder, Tyler DeShields 3, Cole Bates 4
RBI: Jon Snyder, Tyler DeShields, Cole Bates, Josh Stahler
SAC: Connor Hedrick, Chris Sams
SF: Josh Stahler
FC: Seth Schroeder
CS: Tyler DeShields

Totals

Team QAB: 13 (50.00%)
Connor Hedrick, Brant Alazaus, Jon Snyder, Seth Schroeder 2, Logan Metzgar, Tyler DeShields 2, Chris Sams 2, Cole Bates 2, Josh Stahler

Team LOB: 1

Fielding

E: Brant Alazaus, Tyler DeShields, Cole Bates

WEST BRANCH WARRIORS VARSITY PITCHING

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
Gino Sabatine 7.0 84 .750 3 3 0 7 0 0
Totals 7.0 84 .750 3 3 0 7 0 0
Pitching

W: Gino Sabatine
HBP: Gino Sabatine
Pitches-Strikes: Gino Sabatine 84-63
Groundouts-Flyouts: Gino Sabatine 9-3
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Gino Sabatine 20-27

Records: West Branch 3-0, 2-0; Louisville 2-2, 0-2

JV: Louisville 10, West Branch 0, 5 Innings

The Leopards JV Squad run-ruled the visiting Warriors 10-0 in 5 Innings Thursday. With the win, Louisville improves to 3-1 overall and evens their NBC record at 1-1.

Noah Gustaitis pitched a complete game shutout, gave up just 4 hits, and struck out 6 to lead the Leopards.

Justin Blyer batted 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs and Jackson Kandel went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs to lead the Louisville offense. Both Gustaitis and Caleb Prasco each had a pair of hits for the Leopards as well.

JV BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS 10, WARRIORS 0, 5 INNINGS

Team 123-45–R-H-E

West Branch 000-00–0-4-1

Louisville 115-03–10-10-1

WEST BRANCH WARRIORS JV BATTING

Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
Caserta 3 0 1 0 0 1
Butler 2 0 0 0 0 1
Ritchie 3 0 1 0 0 1
Wilson 1 0 0 0 0 0
Keinath 1 0 1 0 0 0
Ballard 3 0 0 0 0 2
Flickinger
Steele 2 0 1 0 0 0
Weiseman 2 0 0 0 0 0
Rinehart 2 0 0 0 0 0
Hurless
Makeryn
Hedrick
Pidgeon 1 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 20 0 4 0 0 6
Batting

TB: Caserta, Ritchie, Keinath, Steele
ROE: Rinehart
HBP: Butler, Keinath
SB: Caserta

Totals

Team QAB: 5 (22.73%)
Caserta 2, Ballard, Steele, Weiseman

Team LOB: 7

Fielding

E: Butler

WEST BRANCH WARRIORS JV PITCHING

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
Butler 0.2 25 .480 3 3 3 0 2 0
Wilson 0.0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rinehart 2.0 49 .510 2 2 1 3 2 0
Hurless 0.0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hedrick 0.2 32 .469 3 5 5 1 2 0
Pidgeon 1.1 23 .522 2 0 0 2 2 0
Totals 4.2 129 .496 10 10 9 6 8 0
Pitching

L: Rinehart
HBP: Rinehart, Hedrick
WP: Butler, Rinehart
BK: Pidgeon
Pitches-Strikes: Butler 25-12, Wilson 0-0, Rinehart 49-25, Hurless 0-0, Hedrick 32-15, Pidgeon 23-12
Groundouts-Flyouts: Butler 1-1, Wilson 0-0, Rinehart 2-1, Hurless 0-0, Hedrick 0-0, Pidgeon 0-1
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Butler 3-7, Wilson 0-0, Rinehart 5-12, Hurless 0-0, Hedrick 3-8, Pidgeon 5-8

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS JV BATTING

Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
Dillon English 1 0 0 0 1 0
Eddie Budinski 0 1 0 1 2 0
Jackson Kandel 3 1 2 2 1 0
Noah Gustaitis 2 0 2 1 0 0
Josh Nolte 2 1 1 0 0 1
Caleb Prasco 3 1 2 1 0 1
Justin Blyer 4 1 2 3 0 1
Dominic Mongiardo
Dillon Rebuck 1 0 0 0 0 0
Andrew Gray 1 2 0 1 1 0
Jacob Hansen 1 0 0 0 1 1
Austin Cummings 2 1 0 0 0 0
Max Hartline 2 1 0 0 1 0
Cam Lingle 3 1 1 0 1 2
Totals 25 10 10 9 8 6
Batting

2B: Noah Gustaitis
TB: Jackson Kandel 2, Noah Gustaitis 3, Josh Nolte, Caleb Prasco 2, Justin Blyer 2, Cam Lingle
RBI: Eddie Budinski, Jackson Kandel 2, Noah Gustaitis, Caleb Prasco, Justin Blyer 3, Andrew Gray
ROE: Andrew Gray
FC: Dillon Rebuck, Austin Cummings
HBP: Caleb Prasco, Max Hartline
SB: Jackson Kandel 2, Justin Blyer, Max Hartline

Totals

Team QAB: 14 (40.00%)
Dillon English, Eddie Budinski 2, Jackson Kandel, Noah Gustaitis, Josh Nolte, Caleb Prasco, Justin Blyer 2, Andrew Gray, Jacob Hansen, Max Hartline, Cam Lingle 2

Team LOB: 9

Fielding

E: Andrew Gray

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS JV PITCHING

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
Noah Gustaitis 5.0 73 .658 4 0 0 6 0 0
Austin Cummings 0.0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 5.0 73 .658 4 0 0 6 0 0
Pitching

W: Noah Gustaitis
HBP: Noah Gustaitis 2
Pitches-Strikes: Noah Gustaitis 73-48, Austin Cummings 0-0
Groundouts-Flyouts: Noah Gustaitis 3-6, Austin Cummings 0-0
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Noah Gustaitis 12-22, Austin Cummings 0-0

Records: Louisville 3-1, 1-1; West Branch 2-1, 1-1

 

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