Bovard 4, New Derry 0: The first four batters in Bovard’s lineup combined for six of the team’s seven hits, and Tim Buzzard threw a complete game three-hit shutout for the two-time defending champ in the opening game of a semifinal series against New Derry.
Pat Kohl, Anthony Marazza, Zack Martin and Nick Glesk make up the top of the order for Bovard. Kohl and Marazza had two hits apiece, and Marazza drove in two runs, Martin had an RBI single, and Brad Walor chipped in an RBI double.
Buzzard struck out four and walked three.
For New Derry, Dom DePalma, Scott Dixon and Andrew Oshnock recorded one hit each.
Connor Wege took the loss, allowing all four runs in five innings. He struck out three and walked three. Seth Stinson pitched one inning of relief and struck out one batter.
The series resumes this evening at New Derry.