The Galion Tigers baseball team hosted the Crestline Bulldogs, in a game that was originally scheduled at Crestline, and came away with a victory by a score of 4-1.
Galion jumped out early in the bottom of the first inning scoring a run. Galion Varsity Head Coach Phil Jackson said, “The top of our lineup are good hitters, though sometimes I like to see them hit the ball around the field a little better.”
The top of the lineup showed how good they are again when Galion scored another two runs in the bottom of the third inning and then added yet another run in the fourth inning to make the score 4-0.
It wasn’t until the sixth inning that Crestline was able to get on the scoreboard with their single run of the night.
Galion’s Mac Spears pitched an efficient game almost going the distance. Spears pitched six innings giving up only 5 hits with 5 strikeouts and a walk. Spears only threw 77 pitches with 47 of those being strikes.
“Everything told me I should have kept Mac Spears in,” said Jackson. “Except we have to get ready for tournament and I am just trying to keep the guys sharp.”
Galion’s Matt Hardy took over in relief in the seventh inning and ended the game. Hardy struck out 1 and walked 1 pitching only 15 pitches with 10 of those being strikes.
Crestline’s JR Wolfe pitched 4 innings giving up 6 hits and 4 runs with 2 of those being earned. Wolfe struck out 3 and walked only 1 batter. Zach Hatfield came in for relief pitching two innings with 1 strikeout and giving up 2 hits.
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