In a non-league game at Canton Wednesday, the Modified Baseball team broken open a close game with three-straight five-run innings en route to an 18-6 win over Edwards-Knox.
The win improved the Bears to 4-3 heading into a home game against Ogdensburg Free Academy this Saturday at 11 a.m.
Leading 3-0 after two innings, Canton exploded for the maximum allowed five runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings. Canton managed only five hits, but Edwards-Knox pitchers walked 17 batters, hit one and allowed four runners to reach on errors.
The big hitter for the Bears was seventh grader James Trombley, who was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. He also reached on an error and scored a run. Brandon o’Shea was 1-for-1 with an RBI double, a walk and two runs scored. Also getting hits for the Bears were Charlie Todd, who scored four runs, and Carter Shatraw who had an RBI.
Sid Shipman reached base four times on walks and scored three runs. Jackson Ames reached base three times and scored three runs. Paul Redfern scored twice.
Zadok Roiger started on the mound for Canton and retired the first nine batters he faced before giving up a single to open the fourth. He picked that runner off and finished the game as the winning pitcher with eight strikeouts and no walks. O’Shea gave up five runs in the fifth before Todd came in to finish the inning. Jack Murray pitched the sixth, which was the last inning due to the curfew, and gave up one run on two hits, with three strikeouts.