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Strong pitching leads Minerva to pair of wins

By TODD REED News Leader Sports Editor Published: April 6, 2017 12:00 AM

Dominic Slentz allowed no earned runs in six innings of work as Minerva opened up the 2017 baseball season with a 7-3 non-conference win over Claymont.

Danny Common singled and drove in three runs; Slentz had a base hit and two RBIs; Connor Wright went 2-for-4 with a triple and three runs scored; and Jack Hanley had two hits, an RBI and two runs scored.

Minerva - 5

Carrollton - 0

Wright pitched an eight-hut shutout as the Lions opened up league play with a win against their rivals.

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Wright struck out nine and walked just one in seven innings of work. He helped his cause at the plate, collection single, RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base.

Hanley went 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Common had a base hit and an RBI.

New Philadelphia - 8

Minerva - 1

This past Saturday, Minerva dropped a non-league game to the Quakers. No other information was available at press time.

Minerva will host Salem today (April 6), Sandy Valley for a double header on Saturday, April 8, and Canton South on Tuesday, April 11.

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