LINESVILLE — Corry’s Junior American Legion baseball began what it hopes is another long run when the postseason tournament started on Tuesday.
Corry, who lost by one run the last time it played Conneaut, came away with a 10-0 victory.
In the first inning with two outs, Nate Lesher drew a walk and advanced to second on a single by Caleb Marrs. Then there was another single from Lucas Dyne.
“It was nice to score first and put a little pressure on the other team,” claimed coach Mike Soprano.
After Lesher pitched three scoreless innings, Corry started to score again in the top of the fourth.
It started with another single from Marrs, a walk and three errors from Conneaut, then four more hits coming from Nick Brundage, Logan Joncas, Marrs and Dyne.
Lesher held Conneaut scoreless again in the bottom of the fourth to keep the score at 9-0.
Then a Brady Pike single and a Brundage double gave Corry the 10th and final run to win by the 10- run rule.
“The boys hit very well and Nate pitched a great game,” said Soprano. “There can’t be enough said about how much Caleb Marrs adds depth to our lineup. Marrs and Dyne combined to go 5 for 5 and really lead our team at the plate.”
Marrs was 3 for 3 and Dyne 2 for 2.
Lesher pitched 4 1/3 inning allowing two hits with four strikeouts. Dyne got the last two outs.
Corry advances in the winner’s bracket and plays No. 2 seed Wesleyville tonight at 6 p.m. at North East High School. Conneaut was the No. 3 seed, with Millcreek being No. 1.
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