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Goretti blows past Hancock

May 11, 2001

Goretti blows past Hancock



By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent


St. Maria Goretti 14,

Hancock 11

St. Maria Goretti0061430-14125

Hancock0040142-11156

Adenhart, Carter (6) and Staubs. Steiner, Keefer (3), Steiner (5), Moore (6) and Dobrzanski. WP - Adenhart. LP - Steiner. HR - SMG: Herman (fifth, none on), Carter (fifth, one on).



HANCOCK- The St. Maria Goretti Gaels led early and junior Josh Carter later provided the buffer.

Carter hit a two-run homer and a three-run triple helping the Gaels top late-rallying Hancock 14-11 win on Thursday in a Washington County baseball game.

"I have been seeing the ball real well in the past couple of games," Carter said. "Today, the ball was really in the zone and I was able to connect on a couple of good pitches."

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St. Maria Goretti (6-12) held a 7-4 advantage over Hancock (10-10) after four innings but scored four runs in the top of the fifth to extend its lead to 11-4.

Freshman Mason Herman led off the Gaels' fifth by hitting a solo homer to center. One out later, Derek Rankin reached on an infield error. Another out later, Carter clubbed his two-run homer to right. After that, Justin Staubs walked. Designated runner Owen McAteer took second on a wild pitch and scored on Jamie Widmyer's ground-rule double to left.

After the Panthers got a run in the bottom of the fifth, Carter blasted his three-run triple in the top of the sixth to boost the Gaels' lead up to 14-5.

Herman had three hits and two RBI for the Gaels. Goretti leadoff batter Rankin scored three runs and added an RBI.

Starting pitcher Nick Adenhart struck out 14 batters in 5 1/3 innings to get the win. Carter pitched the final 1 2/3 innings for the Gaels.

Brandon Fling finished with four hits, four RBI and two runs scored for the Panthers. Danny Keefer added three hits and scored three runs, while both Doug Steiner and Dustin Yost had two hits and two RBI for Hancock.

"Our kids battled hard and I give them credit for that," Hancock coach Dan Kerns said. "I am proud of our kids."

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