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Bean´s 14 K´s and Puruczky´s clutch single lead Huskies to 2-1 victory over the Badgers

Middlefield, Ohio- On Tuesday, the Cardinal Huskies (6-4) took on the Berkshire Badgers (8-4) in a rivalry CVC matchup.

It was business as usual for Jake Bean on the bump to start quickly striking out the first three Badgers he faced, Jack Jacobs, Troy Hornak and Patrick Brancel in order.

Ethan Martin would get the start on the hill for the Badgers, the defense behind him would record the first pair of outs, Josh Soltis and Troy Domen , before Bean would go down swinging.

To start the second Ethan Martin would strikeout swinging, the same way he struck out Bean to end the first. A bunt by Joey Czekaj to Bean would result in the 2nd out of the frame, but Filby´s hit-by-pitch would be the Badgers first baserunner. A nice play by Domen catching a line drive off the bat of Miles Miller ends the inning. The first three Huskies would reach as Logan Strever was hit by a Martin pitch, Carter Tucker drew a walk and Austin Jones followed it up with a bunt to load the bases. Nothing would come of it as Jackson Puruczky, Trent Mooney and Chuck Soltis would all strikeout, ending the inning.

Maxwell Jansen would record the first hit for the Badgers as he singles between shortstop and 3rd base. Jensen would be thrown out by Puruczky, before Jack Hastings and Jacobs would both strikeout to end the top half of the 3rd. Josh Soltis led off the 3rd for Cardinal . In the 2nd pitch of his at-bat he would crush the ball over the wall for his 2nd home run of the year giving the Huskies a 1-0 lead. Troy Domen struck out, setting up Bean to reach on a walk. Bean stole 2nd and advanced to 3rd on a groundout by Logan Strever. A wild pitch would give Bean a chance to score but Brancel would recover and tag him out ending the inning.

Hornak started off the 4th by hitting a groundball to his positional counterpart, Domen who would throw him out. Brancel followed hit a groundout of his own to Jones at 1st. The Huskies pitcher, Bean, struck out his counterpart Martin, ending the inning. A leadoff single by Tucker and Jones´s hit-by-pitch got things brewing for Cardinal. Puruczky and Mooney would both strikeout though before Chuck Soltis grounds out to Miller ending the inning.

Czekaj´s leadoff single would start things for Berkshire in the 5th. Filby and Miller became a pair of strikeout victims for Bean, but Maxwell Jansen´s RBI double would tie the game up at 1 a piece. Hastings bunt to Bean would send us the the bottom of the 5th knotted up at one. Josh Soltis started off by striking out, becoming Martin´s 8th and final K of the game. Domen smacked a single to left. Bean and Strever were the last two outs as they both flew out, ending the inning.

Jacobs and Hornak struck out to start the 6th, and Brancel popped out to Troy Domen at 2nd. To start the bottom half Tucker recorded his 2nd hit of the night. With Jones at the plate, Tucker steals 2nd, and advances to 3rd before Jones reaches on a walk. Austin steals 2nd, and with two runners in scoring position, Jackson Puruczky comes through in a big way with a go-ahead RBI single on a 3-2 pitch giving Cardinal the lead back. Matt Hissa and Chuck Soltis both strikeout, bringing Josh up to bat. The Badgers elect to intentionally walk him, loading the bases for Troy Domen. A groundball to Filby ends the inning.

Bean would dominate in the top of the 7th, striking out the side in order. Martin struck out swinging, Czekaj went down looking and the last hope for the Badgers, Lou Filby, struck out swinging ending the ball game. Cardinal took this one 2-1.

Jake Bean took care of business as usual. He went the distance, allowing 3 hits, 1 run and struck out 14 Badgers en route to a complete game victory.


7.0 IP 3H 1ER 14SO

Carter Tucker went 2-2, drawing a walk and scoring a run. Josh Solits and Jackson Puruczky both went 1-3 with an RBI each.


CT- 2-2 BB R

JP- 1-3 RBI

JS- 1-3 BB RBI

Ethan Martin pitched a nice game for Berkshire, going 5 innings allowing 2 runs and 5 hits, walking 3 and striking out 8.


5.0 IP 5H 2ER 3BB 8SO

Maxwell Jansen would be the lone bright spot for the Badgers offense, going 2-2 with an RBI. Joey Czekaj went 1-3 with a run scored.


MJ- 2-2 2B RBI

JC- 1-3 R


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