Baseball: Pioneers take a pair from Greenhills in non-league doubleheader

 

The Pioneer baseball team welcomed talented Greenhills on Tuesday for a doubleheader as both clubs prepared for their upcoming District games.

In the opener, the Pioneers scored two runs in the first, one in the second and another in the fifth and Sean Knorr allowed just two hits over six innings as the Pioneers won 4-0. Parker Gibb pitched a perfect seventh for the home team.

Brendan Karsch was 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Matt Grier and Tyler Nowak each had a hit and an RBI. Donnie Thompson walked twice and scored a run.

Ben Cole and Owen Klein had the hits for Greenhills. Henry Branch worked five innings and allowed two earned runs and five hits with three strikeouts.

The Pioneers scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie in a 3-1 win in the second game. Pioneer had three hits while Greenhills had five. Both teams had two errors.

The game was tied at 1-1 with the Pioneers batting in the bottom of the sixth when the home team scored on a stolen base during Tyler Nowak’s at-bat. Then Nowak doubled to drive in the second run. Nowak was 2-for-2 in the game.

Wyatt Raymond worked the first five innings and allowed just one run on five hits with two walks.

Brewer and Alex Cole each had two hits for Greenhills.

Gabe Seir went six innings for the Gryphons. The junior allowed just three hits and three runs with five strikeouts.

 

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