SENIOR LEGION BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Indiana Legion rides big inning to victory
Indiana Legion limited Young Township to four hits and used a big fifth inning to outlast the Renegades, 6-4, in an Indiana County Senior Legion baseball game Monday at Bertolino Field.
Indiana Legion erased a 2-0 deficit and plated five runs on four hits and an error in the top of the fifth to take a 5-2 lead.
“We had one bad inning and we paid for it. There’s no doubt about that,” Young Township manager Barry Thomas said.
Bo Putt paced Indiana Legion by going 2-for-3.
Jordan Hudzicki tossed a four-hitter to earn the win. He struck out six, but struggled with his control as he yielded eight walks.
After Indiana added a sixth-inning run to take a 6-2 lead, Young Township scored a pair of runs in its final at-bat in the bottom of the seventh to make it 6-4. But the Renegades couldn’t complete the comeback, leaving two runners on base to end the game.
“We scored a couple runs and had a couple guys on in the seventh, but we couldn’t get them in on him,” Thomas said of Hudzicki. “The kid did a good job. He threw over 100 pitches but he stayed strong late in the game.”
Mitchel Yard hit two doubles and drove in a run for Young Township. Mitch Johnston singled and drove in three runs.
Delbert Brown struck out seven, walked four and allowed seven hits in a complete-game losing effort.
Both teams play Thursday. Young Township (5-6) travels to Kovacik Insurance, and Indiana Legion plays host to Homer City Legion.
KOVACIK INSURANCE 15, MARION CENTER 1: First-place Kovacik Insurance racked up 13 hits and improved to 10-0 by rolling over Marion Center in a game that was shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule.
Reed Ratkus tossed a four-hitter to earn the win. Ratkus struck out four and didn’t yield a walk.
No further details were reported.
The teams will meet again today, with Marion Center (3-6) playing host to Kovacik Insurance.