(May 7th, 2015) – EDON: In a game ruled by defense, runs were hard to come by as Edon hosted Buckeye Border Conference foe Pettisville. In fact, it took eight innings for both teams to combine for 5 runs, with the Bombers scoring the fifth and decisive run.
Edon assumed the victory over the Blackbirds, 3-2.
After a first inning that saw no runs entered into the scoreboard, the Bomber boys drew first blood in the bottom of the second. It was then that they put up the initial 2 runs of the contest, giving them the early lead. Slowly, through patience and great defense, Pettisville would chip away at that advantage.
The Blackbirds scored a run in the fourth, and another in the sixth to tie the game at 2-2. A scoreless seventh frame brought the need for extra innings to determine the outcome. Holding Pettisville without a run in the top of the eighth, Edon was able to drive in the winning run in the bottom of the inning for the win.
Landon Bloir led the Bombers from the mound, pitching for all eight innings of play. He allowed just 1 earned run from 3 hits. Bloir also had 11 strikeouts, giving up only 2 walks in the victory.
Assuming the loss for the Blackbird boys was pitcher Christian Barhite. Throwing for all 7.1 innings of the contest, the junior gave up 3 earned runs off of 4 hits. He struck out 8 Edon batters, walking 8 more.
Hitting for the Bombers was Levi Brandt. The sophomore went 1 for 3 from the plate, earning a double. Heath Brown, Preston Klingler, and Braden Miller made their way onto base as well, with each Edon player hitting for a single.
Pettisville senior Eli King capitalized on 2 of his 3 plate appearances in the contest, hitting for a single and a double. He also had 2 RBIs. Landon Roth, a Blackbird freshman, went 1-4 on the evening, hitting a single.
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