After a run-rule 13-0 victory over the Grand Lake Mariners, the Ice Haulers took on the Galion Graders for the second time this season, in hopes of their second straight win, and a better outcome since their last matchup with Galion.
The bats came alive early for the Ice Haulers. In the Bottom of the first inning, the Ice Haulers would score three runs, taking a 3-0 lead over the Graders. They would also score three more runs in the fourth, after scoring another run in the third, to extend their lead to 7-0. In the end, the Ice Haulers would win 10-2 to get their second win of the season.
Gino Sabatine (Junior, Marietta College) took the mound and tallied up seven strikeouts for the team. “I felt great. I had a great defense behind me, and I am glad we are starting to figure things out as a team,” Sabatine said. Sabatine also only gave up four hits and one walk. He would go through 6.2 innings of work.
For the batters, Jackson Green (Freshman, East Tennessee State University) extended his hitting streak to seven games. “It feels great that we are staying hot right now. I am happy to be getting good swings in, but I am happy we are starting to build, and come together as a team,” Green said.
Braden Durham (Freshman, Upstate South Carolina) had an impressive performance, hitting three out of the twelve total hits for the Ice Haulers. He would also have an RBI. The catcher looks to continue staying hot at the plate, after an impressive performance as the designated hitter.
Scott Mackiewicz (Freshman, University of Toledo) continues to put in great work for the Ice Haulers. Mackiewicz went 2-2 with a sacrifice fly. “I am just happy we are coming together as a team. I hope we continue to put in great work, and hope to stay hot at the plate,” Mackiewicz said.
After gaining their second straight win of the season, the Ice Haulers will head on Friday, June 11 to Lima to take on the Lima Locos.