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Arcs Takes Victory Over Valley Forge, 7-5 (1-0 record)
- BRUSH opened up scoring in the first inning, when Jared Wittels doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs. The Arcs pulled away for good with three runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth an error scored one run for Arcs, Sean Miller singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run, and Wittels singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. Andrew Jones pitched Arcs to victory. The righthander surrendered three runs on three hits over four innings, striking out 11. Khalil Littlejohn threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen. Littlejohn recorded the last nine outs to earn the save for Arcs. Iorillo took the loss for Valley Forge. The pitcher lasted three innings, allowing six hits and four runs while striking out three. Winkler started the game for Valley Forge. The hurler allowed one hit and three runs over three innings, striking out six. Wittels went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Arcs in hits. Arcs tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Littlejohn led the way with two. Winkler led Valley Forge with two hits in three at bats. Valley Forge stole seven bases during the game as three players stole more than one. Winkler led the way with two.
Monday, March 29
Khalil Littlejohn Drives In Five As Arcs Defeats Bedford (2-0)
- Khalil Littlejohn was clutch at the plate with runners on base on Monday, driving in five on three hits to lead Arcs past Bedford 16-6 on Monday. Littlejohn drove in runs on a double in the first, a single in the second, and a double in the third. Both offenses were effective at the plate as Arcs collected seven hits and Bedford four in the high-scoring affair. Brush got on the board in the first inning. The Arcs scored two runs when Littlejohn doubled. The home team tallied five runs in the third inning. Brush’s offense in the inning came from doubles by Jared Wittels and Littlejohn and a groundout by Sean Miller. Bedford scored three runs in the second inning. The Bearcats scored its runs on a single by Barrett. Wittels earned the win for Arcs. The pitcher surrendered six runs on four hits over five innings, striking out nine. Conway took the loss for Bedford. The hurler surrendered two runs on two hits over two-thirds of an inning, striking out two and walking one. Barrett started the game for Bedford. Barrett surrendered five runs on one hit over one-third of an inning Littlejohn led the Arcs with three hits in three at bats. Barrett went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Bedford in hits.
Arcs Grabs Lead In Sixth Inning To Defeat Cleveland Heights (3-0)
- Saving their best for last, apparently, Brush stole the lead late in the game in a 19-8 victory over Cleveland Heights on Wednesday. The game was tied at eight with the Arcs batting in the top of the sixth when Manny Auzenne drew a walk, scoring one run. Cameron Stovall led the Arcs to victory by driving in five runs. Stovall went 2-for-4 at the plate. Stovall drove in runs on a single in the second, a double in the fifth, and a single in the sixth. Khalil Littlejohn led things off on the mound for Arcs. The righty allowed four hits and eight runs over four and two-thirds innings, striking out 11. Bellini was on the mound for Cleveland Heights. The pitcher lasted five innings, allowing nine hits and six runs while striking out five. Soloman recorded one inning out of the bullpen. Brush tallied one home run on the day. Andrew Jones crushed a long round-tripper in the second inning. The Arcs compiled 12 hits in the game. Littlejohn, Sean Miller, Stovall, PJ Tripi, and Jared Wittels each racked up multiple hits (a pair of base knocks for each) for the Arcs.
Tripi Shines At The Plate; Freshmen Taylor / Young “Pitch In” During Arcs Romp Over John Hay (4-0)
- The Brush Arc bats stayed red hot on Saturday, even on a day when the game time temps would have made outdoor hockey fans joyful. PJ Tripi was dialed in at the plate on, tallying four hits while leading the Arcs to a 23-2 win over John Hay. Tripi singled in the first, singled in the second, and singled in the third. Brush got things moving in the first inning, when Jared Wittels drew a walk, scoring one run. Freshman Dylan Taylor took the mound and earned the first varsity win for the Arcs. The righthander allowed two hits and two runs over four and two-thirds innings, striking out seven and walking one. Fellow freshman Luke Young tossed one-third of an inning in relief out of the bullpen, striking out the only batter he faced. Young recorded the last out to earn the save for Arcs. Kirts took the loss for John Hay. The hurler lasted three innings, allowing 13 hits and 11 runs while striking out seven and walking zero. Brush banged out two home runs on the day. Andrew Jones connected on a long ball in the second inning, good for a Grand Slam. Wittels had a four bagger in the first inning when he crushed a ball to the right-center gap and motored around for an inside-the-park dinger. Brush collected 22 hits in all. Cameron Stovall, Tripi, Jones, Manny Auzenne, Khalil Littlejohn, Wittels, and Sean Miller each collected multiple hits for Arcs. Tripi and Stovall led the hit parade with four hits each to lead the Brown & Gold. Littlejohn set the pace on the base paths with two stolen bases, as Brush ran wild with 11 stolen bases.
High School Baseball Watch List For 2021 Season
(article courtesy of The News Herald)
Andrew Jones, Jr., Brush: The Ohio State commit is one of the best players in all of high school baseball. He is ranked fifth in the class of 2022. He is dangerous from the mound, plate and in the field. His play will determine how much success the Arcs have this season.