Varsity Baseball Edges Salmon, Closes in on Second Seed

The varsity baseball team traveled to Salmon River on Wednesday for a very important Class B match up. Both teams hoping to win and get home field for the first round of the playoffs.

The Bears came out swinging in the first inning, as Tanner Hazelton doubled and Nate Romano singled. Then, Sam Roiger ripped a line shot right to the second baseman, who tagged second to get Hazelton and fired to first to get Romano; a very rare triple play.

After retiring the first two in the bottom of the inning, David Zuhlsdorf hit a batter and gave up some bloop hits, leading to three runs by the Shamrocks. After Canton scored one in the second, Salmon stretched their lead to 4-1 in the bottom of the inning.

The Bears offense erupted in the fourth, as they got five runs. Roiger and Scott Ahlfeld each had two RBI hits. The Bears didn’t look back from there, scoring nine runs total in the game. Zuhlsdorf struck out seven in a complete game where he gave up four runs (two earned). Ahlfeld finished 3-3 with two RBI and had a nifty straight steal of home.

The Bears look to win their final two games and secure the second seed.

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