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Louisville 9, Minerva 3

The Louisville Leopards Varsity Baseball Team downed the host Minerva Lions 9-3 at Carl Michael Field Thursday Evening. With their ninth Beatty's Sports Blue Shirt Under Armour Spring 2017consecutive win, Louisville improves to 18-6 overall and now controls their on fate with an 8-3 record in the NBC.

Bryce Zuppe batted 4-for-4 with a triple, 2 doubles, an RBI, and 3 runs scored to fuel the Leopards offense that pounded out 15 hits as a team. Brody Hahn also knocked home 4 runs for the second straight game and went 3-for-4 at the dish with a run scored. Cam King, Casey Nau, and Corey White all finished with 2 hits and an RBI for Louisville as well.

The Leopards set the tone early by jumping on the Lions 5-1 after just two innings. Starting Pitcher Jordan Shearer settled in and went the distance to earn the victory on the mound. Shearer gave up just 2 earned runs on 5 hits and struck out 3 to improve his win-loss record to 4-1 on the year.

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Minerva managed to cut the deficit to 5-3 in the fifth inning. Brock Croston drove in a pair of runs and Connor Wright batted 2-for-4 with the other RBI for MHS.

However, Louisville broke the game open with a 4-run seventh inning. Zuppe tripled to start the frame and then came home via Hahn’s RBI single to Grove Appliance Alliance Ohio Adleft. White doubled in Hahn, Davis Burick doubled in White, and King singled in Burick to make it 9-3 Leopards. Shearer sent down the Lions 1-2-3 in the bottom half of the inning to clinch the win.

The Lions fall to 16-7 overall and 10-3 in the league with the loss. Minerva and West Branch are now tied for the top spot in the NBC Standings with identical 10-3 records. Louisville has played two less games than the other two contenders, but also controls their own destiny with a conference mark of 8-3.

The Leopards and Lions are scheduled to meet again at Louisville on Tuesday, May 16. The Leopards also travel to Salem on Saturday, May 13 and to Alliance on Wednesday, May 17.  The Warriors lone remaining league game will also be played at Alliance the next day on Thursday, May 18.

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next travel to Massillon to take on the Tigers in the DI Canton Tournament Sectional Finals beginning at 4:30 PM. 

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Team 123-456-7–R-H-E

Louisville 230-000-4–9-15-1

Minerva 100-020-0–3-5-1

Louisvillemore stats
Tyler Adams400002
Bryce Zuppe434100
Casey Nau422100
Brody Hahn413400
Corey White412100
Anthony Carpico300011
Davis Burick411100
Cam King412100
Nate Mongiardo401001
Jordan Shearer

2B: Corey White, Davis Burick, Bryce Zuppe 2
3B: Bryce Zuppe
TB: Brody Hahn 3, Casey Nau 2, Corey White 3, Davis Burick 2, Cam King 2, Bryce Zuppe 8, Nate Mongiardo
RBI: Brody Hahn 4, Casey Nau, Corey White, Davis Burick, Cam King, Bryce Zuppe
ROE: Anthony Carpico
FC: Tyler Adams
SB: Casey Nau
CS: Brody Hahn


Team QAB: 24 (66.67%)
Tyler Adams 2, Brody Hahn 3, Casey Nau 2, Corey White 3, Anthony Carpico 3, Davis Burick 2, Cam King 3, Bryce Zuppe 4, Nate Mongiardo 2

Team LOB: 6


E: Davis Burick

Louisvillemore stats
Jordan Shearer7.094.606532310

W: Jordan Shearer
HBP: Jordan Shearer
Pitches-Strikes: Jordan Shearer 94-57
Groundouts-Flyouts: Jordan Shearer 8-7
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Jordan Shearer 16-28

Minervamore stats
Connor Wright412100
Jack Hanley200010
Brock Croston300201
Danny Common300001
Dakota Romano300000
Shane Walters301000
Dominic Slentz311001
Evan Hertel311000
Jacob Stewart200000
Alex Kimble

TB: Dominic Slentz, Evan Hertel, Connor Wright 2, Shane Walters
RBI: Connor Wright, Brock Croston 2
ROE: Brock Croston
FC: Brock Croston, Shane Walters
HBP: Jacob Stewart
SB: Connor Wright
PIK: Shane Walters


Team QAB: 14 (50.00%)
Jack Hanley 3, Dominic Slentz, Evan Hertel, Connor Wright 3, Danny Common 2, Brock Croston, Dakota Romano, Jacob Stewart 2

Team LOB: 4


E: Dominic Slentz
DP: Jack Hanley, Danny Common

Minervamore stats
Connor Wright7.0109.6611599410

L: Connor Wright
BK: Connor Wright
Pitches-Strikes: Connor Wright 109-72
Groundouts-Flyouts: Connor Wright 5-9
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Connor Wright 21-36

Records: Louisville 18-6, 8-3; Minerva 16-7, 10-3


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