YOUTH LEGION: Fairman strikes out 15 in Young Township's win
The game’s two starters combined for 23 strikeouts, but Devin Fairman and Young Township ultimately prevailed for a 5-2 victory over Walbeck Insurance in an Indiana County Youth Legion baseball game Saturday afternoon.
Young Township scored three runs in the top of the first, and Walbeck Insurance answered with two in the bottom of the inning. Then, the pitchers took over.
Fairman struck out 15, walked three and allowed three hits in the win.
“Devin is one of the best pitchers in the league, and after we scored those two (runs) in the first (inning), he figured us out,” Walbeck Insurance coach Doug McNulty said. “You have to get to him early, but he took control of the game.
“We had opportunities in the second and third innings to score some more runs, but we couldn’t get the hits off of him that we needed.”
Walbeck Insurance’s Jesse Lee took the loss with eight strikeouts and one walk.
“Jesse is pitching really well for us,” McNulty said. “He’s learning how to pitch and let his defense help him a little bit. He’s only a 13-year-old, and he keeps getting better and better every time he goes out there.”
Ryan Popovich doubled to lead Walbeck Insurance. Each team finished with three hits.
Both teams return to action Wednesday. Young Township (7-3) plays host to United NRG, and Walbeck Insurance (4-6) visits I-Medical.
I-MEDICAL 5, INDIANA LIONS 2: With the game tied at 2, I-Medical rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat Indiana Lions.
Dylan Huey hit a double and two singles to lead I-Medical. Winning pitcher Tyler Richardson added two hits.
Ian Helsel doubled and singled for Indiana Lions, and Braydon Lorelli suffered the loss.
I-Medical plays at Marion Center on Monday, and Indiana Lions (7-5) play host to S.W. Jack on Wednesday.