The Brunswick JV Baseball team picked up right where they left off Monday. With a recipe of strong hitting supported by solid pitching, the Blue Devils again defeated the Mentor Cardinals 6-0 in game 2 of the conference schedule at Brunswick High School. The JV team went to 6-1 overall, and 2-0 in the Greater Cleveland Conference.
The team had 12 hits with a total of 5 Blue Devil players having 2 hits apiece.
On the mound, starter Henry Mates worked through 6 innings allowing only 3 hits and 0 walks while striking out 7. No Cardinal player advanced past second base all day. Mates earned his second win of the season having defeated Avon Lake 12-0 on March 28.
The Blue Devils got on the board in the 2nd inning with a leadoff single from catcher Nate Smith. Zach Anderson followed with a single to left with Smith taking third. Right fielder Jayce Dye hit a sacrifice fly to center scoring Smith. Third baseman Jacob Svozil would then rip a line drive to left scoring Anderson to put Brunswick up 2-0.
In the 3rd, shortstop Jacob Mancini had a lead-off infield single. Drew Harvey beat out an infield hit to short, and Anderson is then hit by a pitch to load the bases. Dye again drives in a run with another sacrifice fly to left field scoring Mancini.
Svozil and center fielder Mike Mog have back-to-back singles to start the 4th. Mancini reaches on a throwing error scoring by Mentor’s pitcher scoring Svozil. Harvey follows with a crushed double to center bringing home Mog. Brunswick now with a 5-0 lead.
In the 6th, Mancini would start the inning with a single to right. Smith would blast a double to right center scoring Mancini as the game’s final run.
On offense, Mancini, Harvey, Smith, Svozil, and Mog would each record 2 hits in the box score.
Evan Yarmesch worked the 7th inning in relief for Brunswick retiring the side for Mentor on just 10 pitches.
The JV Baseball Team looks to finish out a strong week with an independent match-up against the Hudson Explorers on Friday.