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Garfield explodes for a 19-2 win at Ravenna behind 2 homeruns from Geddes

RAVENNA, OH- On Saturday morning the Ravenna Ravens hosted the Garfield G-MEN at Ravenna High School. Garfield came in winners of seven of the last eight games while Ravenna was looking to snap an eight game losing streak. Alex Carter toed the rubber for the G-MEN opposed by the Ravens Connor Welling.


The G-MEN wasted no time getting the bats going to start the game. It was a 35 minute top of the 1st that saw Garfield bat around twice.


After Brandyn Bogucki walked and Alex Carter was hit by a pitch, Eric Geddes singled to left. A fielding error by Ravens left fielder Josh Evans allowed Bogucki to score. Aiden Hill then doubled to deep center scoring Carter and Geddes for a 3-0 lead.


Garfield's Aiden Hill drives in two runs with a 1st inning double


Garfield then loaded the bases on an RBI single by Brock Pesicek, a walk to Garet Warnick and a single by Tyler Lutz. Two more runs came across without a hit as Jack Neikirk was walked and Carson Norton was hit by a pitch forcing in a pair. Bogucki sliced an RBI single to left scoring Pesicek and Alex Carter walked to force in another run before the big blow, a grand slam to left by Geddes off of new pitcher Alex Hall made it a 12-0 lead.


Brandyn Bogucki slices an RBI single to left for the G-MEN in the 1st


Eric Geddes blasts a Grand Slam to left field in the 1st inning for Garfield


All of this coming with no outs. They would get one more across on a Neikirk sacrifice fly before Norton grounded out to end the inning. 7 hits and 13 runs later, the G-MEN led 13-0 before they took the field on defense.



Alex Carter set the Ravens down in order in the bottom half of the 1st after his offense gave him a massive cushion. Garfield would strike again in the 2nd for a pair of runs. Carter singled to left before Geddes blasted his second homerun in as many innings over the left field fence making it a 15-0 lead.


Geddes with his 2nd homerun of the day - a 2-run shot in the 2nd inning


Ravenna was able to get on the board in the bottom of the 2nd. Matthew Fuller walked to open the inning. Ryder Denning was sent in to pinch run for Fuller. He was able to advance to second on a wild pitch before Jeriah Miller ripped an RBI single to center scoring Denning. Carter was able to work out of the inning without any further damage. Garfield led 15-1 after two.


It was a scoreless 3rd inning for both sides. Garfield added on three in the 4th. After back to back singles by Carter and Geddes, Aiden Hill ripped his second double of the game scoring Carter.


Aiden Hill rips his second run scoring double of the game in the 4th inning for Garfield


A bases loaded walk to Lutz and a fielders choice RBI by Neikirk brought home the other two runs putting the G-MEN up 18-1.


Ravenna would tack on another in the bottom half. After Evans walked and advanced to second on a wild pitch, it was another Jeriah Miller line drive RBI single scoring Evans and cutting the deficit to 18-2 after four.


Jeriah Miller with his second run scoring single of the game in the 4th for the Ravens


Garfield added one more in the 5th on an sacrifice fly from Geddes for his 7th RBI of the game. Carter would set the Ravens down in order in the bottom of the 5th, with the final out coming on a comebacker to the mound. Garfield took this one 19-2.


Alex Carter fields the comebacker for the final out of his complete game


Carter went the distance for the G-MEN allowing only the two RBI singles to Miller while walking 4 and striking out 3. Geddes had a monster game at the plate going 4/4 with a pair of singles, a pair of homeruns including a grand slam and 7 RBI's on the day. The Garfield offense scored 19 runs on 15 base hits.


Garfield (14-5) has a big matchup at Labrae on Monday while the Ravens (4-16) will travel to Streetsboro.


Stat leaders:


Garfield:

Eric Geddes: 4/4, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 4 RS

Alex Carter: 3/3, 2B, RBI, 4 RS - 5 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K

Brandyn Bogucki: 2/4, RBI, 3 RS

Aiden Hill: 2/5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 RS

Tyler Lutz: 1/2, RBI, RS, 2 BB


Ravenna:

Jeriah Miller: 2/2, 2 RBI






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