|IAC BASEBALL: NEWFIELD BLANKS S-VE, 4-0 (2018-04-14)
Valley Sports Report
SPENCER — A pair of Newfield pitchers limited S-VE to three hits in a 4-0 win here Saturday morning in IAC Small School Division baseball action at Alderman Field.
Anthony Pawlewicz started for the Trojans, allowing three hits in five shutout innings, while striking out four and walking two. Bryan Meeker closed the game with two perfect innings of relief, striking out three.
Senior Zach Sherwood started on the mound for the Panthers and was dominant early, retiring the first nine batters he faced, including seven via strikeout.
Meanwhile, the Panthers loaded the bases in the bottom of the first inning, but couldn’t score. With two outs, junior Billy Baker walked, senior Ryan Nelson was hit by a pitch, and senior Jacob Grier singled, but Pawlewicz recorded a strikeout to end the threat.
In the bottom of the third inning, Sherwood stroked a single to right center field, but moments later was wiped off the base paths in a 4-3 double play.
In the top of the fourth inning, the Trojans took advantage of two hit batsmen, a walk, and two passed balls to plate three runs. Kyle LaBarge plated the first run with an RBI single, and the final two runs scored on passed balls.
Grier stroked a one-out single up the middle in the bottom of the fourth, but the Trojans turned other double play to end the inning.
In the fifth inning, junior Brennan Roe walked and senior Jacob Butcher was hit by a pitch to put runners on the first and second with no outs for the Panthers, but Pawlewicz retired the next three batters.
Newfield added an insurance run in the top of the sixth inning on an RBI single by Travis Chrisman to make it 4-0.
Grier singled twice, and Sherwood added one single to account for S-VE’s three hits.
Sherwood was tagged with the loss, allowing three runs — one earned — on one hit, while striking out eight and walking one in four innings of work.
Grier relieved and allowed an unearned run on three hits, while striking out three and walking two in three innings of work.
S-VE, now 2-3,returns to action Monday when it hosts Tioga.
IN PHOTO: S-VE’s Jacob Grier.
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