Crestwood Red Devils Varsity watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 9-3 loss to Rootstown on Monday. Rootstown scored on a single by Matthew McGrath in the first inning, a sacrifice fly by Thayne Ocel in the first inning, and a single by Adam Whitacre in the second inning.
The Crestwood Red Devils Varsity struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Rootstown, giving up nine runs.
Rootstown got things started in the first inning when McGrath singled on a 3-1 count, scoring one run.
Rootstown scored three runs in the sixth inning. Rootstown’s big inning was driven by a single by Travis McCrady, by Seth Noel, and an error on a ball put in play by Ben Shank.
Jacob Caruso was on the hill for Rootstown. He allowed three hits and three runs over four innings, striking out three.
Logan Bailey was on the mound for Crestwood Red Devils Varsity . He allowed 11 hits and seven runs over five and a third innings, striking out one. Blaze Angle threw one and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Crestwood Red Devils Varsity tallied seven hits on the day. Angle and Kyle Gregel all managed multiple hits for Crestwood Red Devils Varsity . Gregel and Angle all had two hits to lead Crestwood Red Devils Varsity .
Rootstown racked up 14 hits in the game. McGrath, McCrady, Noel, Adam Beery, and Whitacre each collected multiple hits for Rootstown.
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