The Avon Lake Shoremen claimed a 7-5 victory on Wednesday, despite a big push by Westlake in the third inning. The big inning for Westlake came thanks to singles by Kris Regas and Cal Reghi and a walk by Sean Finucane.
The Avon Lake Shoremen pulled away for good with two runs in the third inning. In the third Nick Gorczyca singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run and Gage Duesler singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.
Dominic Poltrone earned the win for the Shoremen. The pitcher went one and two-thirds innings, allowing one run on one hit and striking out one. Dylan Welsh threw one and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen. Welsh recorded the last five outs to earn the save for Avon Lake Shoremen.
Chris Protos took the loss for Westlake. The bulldog surrendered five runs on five hits over two and two-thirds innings, striking out three.
Drew Graham started the game for the Shoremen. Graham allowed three hits and three runs over two and two-thirds innings, striking out seven
The Avon Lake Shoremen racked up eight hits. Gorczyca and Aidan Grabowski each collected multiple hits for the Shoremen. Grabowski and Gorczyca each collected two hits to lead the Shoremen. The Shoremen didn’t commit a single error in the field. Griffin Lidyard had the most chances in the field with 12.
Shoremen improve to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in SWC play.