Massena 3 – Canton 2
Sophomore Charlie Todd was given the ball for the Bears in this contest, and he impressed. He gave up only three hits and one run over his dominant five innings. He also was helped out by great defense, especially from Freshman shortstop Zadok Roiger and Senior centerfielder Luke Wentworth. The Bears scored their two runs off of their only hit of the game, a Roiger two-run single to put them up 2-1. The Bears brought in reigning co-MVP Senior David Zuhlsdorf to shut the door on the Raiders. However, things didn’t go as planned, and Massena ended up scoring two runs to take the lead. Taylor Mitchell came on in relief of Connor Eastwood to slam the door on the Bears in the seventh.
Todd finished with 5IP, 2Ks, 3 hits and 1R.
Salmon River 4 – Canton 3
Zuhlsdorf jogged out to the mound in the top of the first inning, set for a Championship game rematch against the Shamrocks. After walking leadoff batter Kade Cook, Zuhlsdorf retired sixteen in a row. The Bears scored early, after Todd rapped one into right, scoring Zuhlsdorf. The Bears added two more in the fourth, off of back to back RBI singles from David and his brother Erich Zuhlsdorf. Going into the top of the sixth, the Bears held a 3-0 lead over the undefeated Shamrocks. However, Salmon tacked on three runs on three walks and two errors to tie the game. After the Bears went down quietly in the bottom of the sixth, Cook’s RBI single in the seventh not only gave Salmon the lead, but also broke up Zuhlsdorf’s no hitter. Cook then locked down the Bears in the bottom of the inning, as Salmon completed the comeback.
Zuhsldorf finished with 7IP, 13Ks, 1 hit, and no earned runs.
Canton 13 – Franklin Academy 7
The Bears held their Senior Night Monday against the Huskies, looking to get their season back on track. The Huskies had just ended Salmon River’s hopes at an undefeated season, and had taken solo control of the NAC Central Division lead. The Bears, with Todd on the mound, finally hit the baseball. After both Zuhlsdorfs were struck by pitches, Senior Nate Romano drove them both in. After Malone got one back in the top of the second, the Bears added five more. They repeated in the third, taking a commanding 12-3 lead through three innings. Malone scored four in the top of the fourth to cut the lead to five, but the Bears scored another to go ahead 13-7. Roiger came in to pitch in relief of Todd, striking out the side in his only inning.
Romano finished 3-5 with 4RBIs, and Erich Zuhlsdorf finished 2-3 with 4R and 2RBIs.