Louisville Shutout at Hoover 8-0 – Baseball
North Canton Hoover 8, Louisville 0
Sophomore second baseman Connor Morley and senior designated hitter Broc Pickens both hit doubles in the game to lead the Leopards. Senior Kaedin Gotshall tallied the only other hit for Louisville who was out-hit by Hoover 7-3.
Blackledge Throws 3-Hit Shutout
Blackledge would also help out his own cause at the plate with a single to start the bottom of the second. He would later score what proved to be the deciding run of the contest when first baseman Gus Holben singled him home on a line drive to left field.
Blackledge also drove in catcher Drew Stangelo in the third inning on a sacrifice fly to give North Canton a 2-0 advantage.
Stangelo Drives in Pair in 5-Run Sixth
Stangelo knocked in a pair of runs himself with a 2-run single that plated left fielder AJ Caggiano and centerfielder Andrew Roach. The hit was part of a 5-run Hoover sixth inning that put them ahead 8-0.
Earlier in the inning, the Vikings took advantage of a pair of Leopard errors and a single by Roach to load the bases with no outs. Shortstop Connor Ashby cracked a sacrifice fly to right fielder bringing in Holben for the initial run of the inning.
Diaz Records 2 Hits to Lead North Canton
Later, second baseman Allen Diaz recorded his second hit of the game with an RBI double to left field that scored Stangelo from second to put North Canton in front 7-0. Diaz also scored a run on an LHS error earlier in the third inning.
Hoover’s final run of the game also came without the ball being hit into play. A passed ball allowed right fielder Nick Vardavas to score from third to make it 8-0 Vikings.
Louisville has now lost their last 4 matchups with North Canton Hoover overall.
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JV: North Canton Hoover 6, Louisville 2
FRESHMAN: North Canton Hoover 15, Louisville 5, 6 Innings
UP NEXT: The Louisville Baseball Team will next host the Marlington Dukes on Tuesday, April 27 at 5:00 PM. JV will play at Marlington and Freshman will host the Boardman Spartans at the same time.
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VARSITY BASEBALL BOX SCORE
VIKINGS 8, LEOPARDS 0
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Records: Louisville 7-8