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Urbanski collects game-winner

Zach Urbanski sent everybody in red home happy Thursday night at Foley Field, with a walk-off base hit in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Hall Red Devils to a 5-4 win over Kewanee.

Taggart Venegas led off the seventh with a single and was moved up on a sac by A.J. Gaeta. The Boilers issued an intentional walk to Miguel Villarreal before Trevor Urbanski grounded to the third baseman, who stepped on the bag for the force on Villareal.

Zach Urbanski stepped to the plate and delivered the game-winner on a 1-2 count with a single to right center field.

Adam Sangston went 3-for-3 with a double and RBI. Villareal added a RBI double.

Hall 4, Putnam County 1: It was a pitchers duel at Jenkins Field in Granville Wednesday with Hall’s Austin Schmitt allowing only two PC hits over seven innings and one earned run. Schmtit also struck out eight and gave up one walk. PC’s Harold Fay pitched a five hitter, giving up only two earned runs and struck out eight Hall batters.

The difference in the game was the PC defense. The Panthers made five errors on the field of which allowed two unearned runs.

Leading hitters for Hall included Colton Zibert who went one for three, with two RBIs, Trevor Urbanski and Z. Urbanski, who had one hit apiece and Tyler Taber, who doubled.

For PC, Neal Stasell was one for three, with a triple, scoring the Panthers’ only run. Evan Kreiser got the Panthers’ only other hit in the contest.

Rockridge 5, Princeton 0: If it wouldn’t have been for Isaiah Taylor, Rockridge freshman Justin Foy would have tossed a no-hitter in his varsity debut at Prather Field Wednesday. Taylor had three hits off Foy, who threw 105 pitches in the shutout.

PHS pitcher Caleb Dickens only gave up five hits, two RBI hits by Collin Downing.

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