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Lions closing in on league title

By TODD REED treed@the-review.com Published: May 11, 2017 12:00 AM
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Minerva remains in first place in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference with a pair of win over Marlington.

Connor Wright scattered six hits in seven innings of work during a 2-0 win over the visiting Dukes.

Wright did not allow a run as he improved to 5-0. The junior struck out five and walked three.

The Lions scored a run in the third as Dan Common singled to right and later scored on a Dakota Romano base hit.

An inning later, Evan Hertel and Jake Stewart drew back-to-back walks, and Wright followed with a single to center, driving in Hertel.

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With the win, Minerva set a school record for victories in a season with 15.

Minerva - 14

Marlington - 0

Three days later, the Lions improved to 16-5 overall and 10-2 in league play with a five-inning win.

Dominic Slentz kept the Marlington batters off balance the entire night, allowing just three hits and one walk, while striking out two.

Hanley led the 13-hit attack as he went 1-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored.

Slentz singled twice, doubled, drove in two and scored two runs; Hertel had two hits, two runs and two RBIs; Jake Stewart singled twice and drove in two; and Wright and Shane Walters each scored a pair of runs.

Minerva will close out the regular season hosting Louisville today (May 11).


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