The power of the haircut.
Brady Berdine got his hair cut pretty short before his Boys Training game on Wednesday, which must have made his helmet fit just right. He ended up with two doubles and a home run for Warren Fence Company.
His ball cap, too, because in the field he made an unassisted double play and unassisted triple play, and also caught a fly ball in left field.
Times Observer photo by Ben Oviatt
Pitch and catch
A&B Heating’s Mitch Grosch delivers a pitch to catcher Ryan Madigan in a Boys’ Majors baseball game against Peterson-Blick Funeral Home Wednesday at Betts Jackson. At the plate for Peterson-Blick is Marcus Bonavita.
Times Observer photo by Ben Oviatt
A&B Heating’s Tom Bablak slides back into first base while Peterson-Blick Funeral Home’s Zach Rohlin waits for the throw in a Boys’ Majors baseball game Wednesday at Betts Jackson. For results, see page B-2.
Also having a day was Jayden Wilson, who was 4-for-5 for Hoover Oil Field Supply in his Boys Training game.
And the dynamic duo of Tommy Nyquist and Matt DeSimone made several nice plays from shortstop to first for United Refining.
Kassidy Turner had two hits in American Legion's Girls Minors win. Taylor Napolitan had a double for Farrah Grotto, just as her brother Jack had his first double in a Boys Training game.
Owen Trumbull had a walk-off double and finished 3-for-4 in Whirley's Boys Majors win. Gavan Lavan had a double and triple for CRI.
Jacob DeSimone went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a triple for AVAS in a 16-10 Boys' Majors win over Wilcox Brothers. Gage Hendrickson homered and was the winning pitcher for AVAS.
Dakota Chase and Alex Anderson shared pitching duties for Allegheny Construction in a 8-4 Boys' Majors win over Betts. Chase and Anderson combined to allow three hits while striking out nine batters. Anderson, Chase, and Micah Passmore had two hits each for Allegheny and Ryan Arnold had a pair of hits for Betts.
Mitch Grosch, Ryan Madigan, and Nick Hussey combined for 15 strikeouts for A&B Heating in a 12-6 Boys' Majors win over Peterson-Blick Funeral Home. Hussey was 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a triple while Madigan, Grosch, and Dillon Winters added two hits each. Jamo Douvlos had two home runs for Peterson-Blick in the loss.
American Legion 555 3 - 18 6
Farrah Grotto 025 x - 7 6
2b-Kassidy Turner (A), Taylor Napolitan (F). WP-Riley Childress.
Eagles Club played United Refining. 2b-Tommy Nyquist (U), Bradley Pierce (U), Andrew Bailey (U), Owen Becker (E). 3b-Nyquist (U), Jakobe Anthony (E), Luke Becker (E).
Warren Fence Company played Hoffner Excavating. 2b-John Hillard (H), Brady Berdine (W) 2, Jack Napolitan (W). HR-Berdine (W).
Hoover Oil Field Supply played Means Sales & Service. 2b-Zane Carlson (M), Caden Beers (M), Owen Blum (M) 2, Braylon Barnes (H), Gradey Corey (H), Colin Shene (H), Konnor Hoffman (H) 2.
American Legion Post 135 played Warren Exchange Club. 2B-Eric Dippold (W) 3, Derek Childs (W) 3, Tage Wyman (A), Tommy Jukes (A), Cole Johnson (A).
CRI 331 50 - 12 5
Whirley DrinkWorks 205 35 - 15 10
2b-Gavin Lavan (C), Noah Jewell (W), Owen Trumbull (W). 3b-Lavan (C), Jared Bupp (W), Trumbull (W). WP-Tyler Gustafson.
AVAS 650 05 - 16 11
Wilcox Bros. 301 24 - 10 4
2b-Austin Peterson (A), Jacob DeSimone (A) 2, Jacob Hogg (A), Kyle Coons (W). 3b-Jacob DeSimone (A). HR-Gage Hendrickson (A). WP-Gage Hendrickson.
Allegheny Construction 410 120 - 8 8
Betts Industries 202 000 - 4 3
2b-Ryan Arnold (B), Elliot Neal (A). 3b-Dakota Chase (A). WP-Dakota Chase.
A&B Heating 102 225 - 12 13
Peterson-Blick 014 010 - 6 3
2b-Mitch Grosch (A), Nick Hussey (A) 2, Kevin Marfink (A). 3b-Drew Swanson (A), Tom Bablak (A), Dillon Winters (A), Nick Hussey (A). HR-Jamo Douvlos (P) 2, Mitch Grosch (A). WP-Nick Hussey.