The Ice Haulers opened their 2022 season with a tough home loss to the Lima Locos, 5-4. It was a defensive battle for the first five innings until The Locos put a run on the board with Cade Sadler getting batted in by Jake Hutchins.
The Ice Haulers would respond with a grand slam from Garret Pike, Senior at the University of Toledo, in the bottom of the sixth to put them up 4-1. That would be the extent of Ice Haulers scoring. The Locos then went on to score four more runs in the seventh and eighth innings to put them up 5-4.
Casey Maniglia, Senior at The Ohio State University, had a solid start to the season. Pitching for four innings, Maniglia only gave up one hit, and did not allow a single run. He finished with six strikeouts. Jacob Krausher, Cameron Darrington, and Owen Kovacs all came in to pitch relief and totaled 5 strikeouts.
Patrick Dillon of the Lima Locos picked up the win for his team.
The Ice Haulers will be back in action tomorrow night as they take on the Locos in Game 2 of a 3 Game series. First Pitch is set for 7:05PM.
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