Louisville Downs Conneaut 6-2 in Rare Midweek Matinee – Baseball

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My Fit Life Personal Trainer Side AdThe Louisville Leopards Varsity Baseball Team downed the visiting Conneaut Spartans 6-2 early Tuesday afternoon at Andy Aljancic Field. The game was part of the second day of action at the Constitution Town Early Bird Tournament and consisted of a rare mid-week noon start time. With the victory, Louisville improved to 2-1 on the season.

Starting pitcher Anthony Warner pitched 6 1/3 innings, gave up 1 run on 2 hits, and struck out 8 to lead the Leopards.


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Miller and Pickens Spark the Leopard Offense

Jenny Can Cleaning AdBoth designated hitter Broc Pickens and third baseman Caleb Miller finished 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs to lead Louisville at the plate.

First baseman Ryan Aljancic doubled to lead-off the bottom of the second and advanced to third on a single by Tyler Jackson. In the next at-bat, Miller singled home Aljancic to get the Leopards on the board. Jackson tagged and went to third on a fly out via shortstop Evan Kroah and then scored on wild pitch to put LHS ahead 2-0.

Louisville later extended their advantage to 4-0 when Pickens smashed a 2-run homer to center field. Centerfielder Charlie Roberts, who tripled in the at-bat before, also scored on the fence-clearing shot.

Another extra base-hit setup the Leopards fifth run in the bottom of the sixth. Catcher Walker Kandel opened the inning with a double to center field. Kandel advanced to third on a Connor Morley’s ground out to short on the next play. Then Miller registered his second RBI single on a fly ball to center field that brought in Kandel to make it 5-0.

Miller advanced to second on a single by Karson Siegfried and then to third on a wild pitch. Cory Noble drove in Miller on the next pitch with a ground out to second base to put LHS. in front 6-0.


Conneaut Breaks Up the Shutout in the 7th

The Spartans broke up the shutout with a pair of 1-out RBI hits in the seventh inning. Left fielder Ethan Morrison doubled in Billy Schmaeman. Then right fielder Kiefer Mandagelo singled in catcher Anthony Nunes.

With runners on the corners, Louisville reliever Colby Croxton retired the next batter on a fly out to Roberts in center. He then retired the final hitter on a ground ball to Morley at second who flipped to Kroah at shortstop for a game-ending fielder’s choice.

This was the first ever meeting between the two programs in varsity baseball.

UP NEXT: The Louisville Baseball Team will next host the Shaker Heights Raiders in the Consolation Championship of the Constitution Town Early Bird Tournament on Wednesday, March 31. 


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VARSITY BASEBALL BOX SCORE

LEOPARDS

Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Conneaut 000-000-2–2-4-1

Louisville 022-002-X–6-10-1

CONNEAUT SPARTANS BASEBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Dylan Fedor300000
Alex Kennedy400000
Zack Rice200002
–Patrick Kantola100001
Anthony Burckhartte200011
Jake Wiley301000
Bryce Spurlin200002
–Billy Schmaeman110000
Anthony Nunes111020
Ethan Morrison301100
Kiefer Mandagelo301102
Robert Hagstrom000000
J.R. Hutchison
Danny Henderson
Totals2524238
Batting

2B: Ethan Morrison
TB: Ethan Morrison 2, Kiefer Mandagelo, Anthony Nunes, Jake Wiley
RBI: Ethan Morrison, Kiefer Mandagelo
FC: Billy Schmaeman, Alex Kennedy, Jake Wiley
HBP: Dylan Fedor
SB: Dylan Fedor

Totals

Team QAB: 7 (24.14%)
Ethan Morrison, Kiefer Mandagelo, Anthony Nunes 3, Anthony Burckhartte, Jake Wiley

Team LOB: 5

Fielding

E: Kiefer Mandagelo

CONNEAUT SPARTANS BASEBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Alex Kennedy5.076.724743501
Zack Rice1.022.545322110
Totals6.098.6841065611
Pitching

L: Alex Kennedy
WP: Zack Rice
Pitches-Strikes: Zack Rice 22-12, Alex Kennedy 76-55
Groundouts-Flyouts: Zack Rice 2-0, Alex Kennedy 1-8
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Zack Rice 4-7, Alex Kennedy 16-22

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS BASEBALL VARSITY BATTING STATS

LineupABRHRBIBBSO
Zack Seaman301002
–Josh Stafford000010
Charlie Roberts311001
–Tony Brahler100001
Broc Pickens312200
–Kurt Haren000000
Ryan Aljancic311001
Kaedin Gotshall200000
–Walker Kandel111000
Tyler Jackson111000
–Connor Morley200000
Caleb Miller312200
Evan Kroah200000
–Karson Siegfried101000
Connor Adelman200001
–Cory Noble100100
Colby Croxton
Anthony Warner
Totals28610516
Batting

2B: Ryan Aljancic, Walker Kandel
3B: Charlie Roberts
HR: Broc Pickens
TB: Ryan Aljancic 2, Tyler Jackson, Walker Kandel 2, Caleb Miller 2, Broc Pickens 5, Charlie Roberts 3, Zack Seaman, Karson Siegfried
RBI: Caleb Miller 2, Cory Noble, Broc Pickens 2
ROE: Evan Kroah
CS: Zack Seaman

Totals

Team QAB: 13 (44.83%)
Ryan Aljancic 2, Tyler Jackson, Walker Kandel, Caleb Miller 3, Broc Pickens 2, Charlie Roberts, Zack Seaman, Karson Siegfried, Josh Stafford

Team LOB: 5

Fielding

E: Anthony Warner

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS BASEBALL VARSITY PITCHING STATS

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBBHR
Anthony Warner6.187.598211820
Colby Croxton0.213.615211010
Totals7.0100.600422830
Pitching

W: Anthony Warner
HBP: Anthony Warner
Pitches-Strikes: Colby Croxton 13-8, Anthony Warner 87-52
Groundouts-Flyouts: Colby Croxton 0-1, Anthony Warner 3-6
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Colby Croxton 4-5, Anthony Warner 10-24

Records: Louisville 2-1

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