WARREN, Pa. – Warren sophomore Archie Teconchuk shut down a late Corry rally as Warren earned a hard-fought 6-5 win over the Beavers.
(Photo: Warren’s Ethan Wilson gets set to receive a throw at first base. Photo courtesy of Jon Sitler.)
Teconchuk came in with the bases loaded and no outs in the seventh inning and Warren leading 6-3.
Teconchuk worked around a 1-out bloop single by Max Rimdzius, inducing three ground ball outs to give the Dragons the win.
Warren jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning on RBI singles from James Swanson and Alex Borger and an RBI groundout off the bat of JT Blum.
Swanson had a big game, going 2-for-3 with an RBI, two runs scored, and three stolen bases on his way to Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game honors.
He talked about the win afterward:
Corry twice got to within 1 run in the fourth and fifth innings on RBI singles from Nate James and Lucas Dyne.
Micah Passmore went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Owen Blum came up with a big pinch-hit RBI single for the Dragons.
Ben Berdine got the win on the mound for Warren, going four innings and allowing two runs while striking out seven. Ethan Wilson went two innings and allowed three runs for Warren.
Logan Joncas and Nathan Lesher had two hits apiece for Corry, while Dyne drove in a pair.
Lesher started the game and went four innings for Corry, allowing four runs (one earned) and striking out five. Dyne came on in relief and allowed two runs in his two innings of work, striking out one.