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Minerva beats Carrollton 7-3

By TODD REED News Leader Sports Editor Published: April 13, 2017 12:00 AM
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Minerva swept its season series with rival Carrollton, beating the Warriors 7-3.

Jacob Stewart paced the way offensively with a double, triple, RBI and two runs scored.

Brock Croston was 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored; Evan Hertel had an RBI single, and Dominic Slentz had an RBI and run scored.

Dakota Romano earned the win on the mound as he pitched six and 1/3 innings, giving up three earned runs on three hits and two walks.

Hertel came on in relief to earn the save.

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Minerva - 6

Sandy Valley - 3

The Lions swept a twinbill against Sandy Valley, winning the first game 6-3.

Minerva broke a 3-3 tie with three runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Croston went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and run scored; Slentz singled, doubled and drove in a run; Jacob Stewart scored twice; and Jack Hanley and Shane Walters each had a hit, RBI and run scored.

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Hertel pitched the first four and 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run on five hits. He walked four and struck out two.

Trey Carl earned the win in relief, allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits and two walks.

Slentz pitched a scoreless seventh inning to pick up the save.

Minerva - 5

Sandy Valley - 4

Hanley allowed two earned runs on four hits in four innings of work to earn the win. He struck out five and walked three.

Carl picked up the save as he went the final three innings, allowing just one hit and a walk, striking out two.

Dan Common doubled, drove in a run and scored twice; Slentz doubled, scored a run and had an RBI; and Hanley and Romano each had a base hit and RBI.

Salem - 4

Minerva - 3

Earlier in the week, Minerva dropped a 4-3 decision to visiting Salem.

Stewart had a solid day at the plate, going 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two stolen bases.

Romano singled twice; Croston swiped two bases, scored a run and had an RBI; and Common singled and drove in a run.

Slentz pitched the first five innings, giving up four runs, three earned, on nine hits.

Hertel did not allow a hit in two innings of work.

Minerva (5-2) will travel to Canton South today (April 13); host Lisbon for a double header on Saturday, April 15; travel to West Branch on Tuesday, April 18; and host St. Thomas on Wednesday, April 19.


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