CROWN POINT — Jacob Galusha sent a pitch to left field in the sixth inning, allowing Alex Ruzbacki to score the game-winning run for Minerva/Newcomb in a 4-3 victory over Crown Point in Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference baseball Friday.
Crown Point had tied the game with three runs in the fifth inning.
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Wesley LaBar pitched six innings for the win, fanning eight, walking six and hitting one.
“It was a very well played game,” Crown Point coach Randy Pertak said. “There were outstanding defensive plays in the game by both teams. Jon Spaulding in the fifth inning robbed (Minerva/Newcomb’s) Austin Williams of a home run. He caught the ball and ran through the home-run fence.”
Pertak added that Minerva/Newcomb’s Galusha and Ruzbacki also made excellent defensive plays.
Williams, Jorge Bertomeau and Justin Viele all had singles for the Mountaineers — their only three hits.
Jaice Spring went the distance for Crown Point with 10 strikeouts, three walks and three hit batters.
The Panthers left eight runners on base in the game.
The defeat marked Crown Point’s first loss in MVAC play.
Minerva/Newcomb 4, Crown Point 3
Minerva/Newcomb 300 001 0 — 4 3 3
Crown Point 000 030 0 — 3 3 2
LaBar, Williams (7) and Viele. Spring and DuShane. WP- LaBar. LP- Spring.
Chazy 15, Johnsburg 3
CHAZY — Zach Brothers pitched four innings to get the victory in his first varsity start.
Brothers (6), Kyle Bisonette (5) and Nathan Reynolds (1) combined for 12 strikeouts and a two-hitter.
Mark Cleveland and Moses Mulvey rapped singles in the first inning for the Jaguars, who did not get a hit the rest of the way.
The Eagles erased a 2-0 deficit with six runs in the second inning and then tallied six times in the fifth for a 14-2 advantage. Hayden Guay hit a grand slam in the fifth inning for the big blow in the frame.