Brookfield scores in the clutch for win

Brookfield didn’t get a hit but scored two critical runs in the seventh inning of a 3-1 non-conference victory over Girard.

A walk and two hit bastmen loaded the bases for the Warriors, who then registered a pair of sacrifice flies to take a 3-0 lead. Girard scored a run in the bottom of the inning and brought the tying run to the plate, but the Indians’ rally fell short. Brookfield’s Alex Yourchisin struck out 10 and didn’t walk a batter over seven innings. Evan Standohar allowed three runs – two earned – in seven innings for Girard.

Maplewood’s Nathan Spitler had a two-run triple to ignite a seven-run second inning, leading Maplewood past Lordstown, 18-1, in five innings. The Rockets are now 6-4 on the season.

Bristol’s Brandon Lee hit a two-run triple in the first inning, propelling the Panthers to their first victory of the season, defeating Badger 7-3. John Simcox helped Bristol with two hits, including a double.

Warren G. Harding took advantage of two Bedford errors in the fourth inning and then again in the sixth to squeak out a 4-3 Lake Erie League victory. Marcus Masters, who led Harding with two hits, singled with the game tied at 3 in the sixth and then stole second. A pick-off attempt by the Bearcats sailed into center field, and the ball slipped under the glove of the center fielder, allowing Masters to score the eventual winning run.

Tyler Spain and Joey Shver each had three hits to lead Howland past Poland, 11-4, in All-American Conference, American Division, action. Spain also had a home run and drove in five RBIs in the winning effort.