Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Mar 27, 2021
- TIGERS: 4
GAHANNA LINCOLN: 3
Playing their first game in 677 days, Chagrin Falls held on to beat Gahanna Lincoln 4-3 at Don Edwards Park in Newark, Ohio. Dawson Pierce started and was outstanding. Pierce pitched 4 innings and did not allow a run. Pierce gave up only 1 hit while striking out 6 and walking 2. Pierce is now 1-0 on the season. Richard Higley pitched 2 innings in relief and gave up 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 2 batters. Jack McMullen picked up the save as he gave up 1 run on 2 hits while striking out 2 and walking a batter.
Chagrin Falls jumped on Gahanna by scoring 3 runs in the 1st inning. After an out was made, Charlie Greenlief was hit by a pitch. Andrew Kirkpatrick walked to put runners on 1st and 2nd. Greenlief stole 3rd and Dawson Pierce followed with a single to center to score Greenlief and give the Tigers a 1-0 lead. Jack McMullen singled home Kirkpatrick with a base hit over the shortstop’s head to make the score 2-0. Pierce went to 3rd on the play. McMullen stole second to put runners on 2nd and 3rd. Donny Hardy followed with a ground ball to the pitcher in which Pierce was thrown out at the plate. McMullen moved to 3rd on the play and Hardy got to 1st base. Chagrin then pulled off a double steal to score their 3rd run of the inning.
Chagrin picked up a big run in the 4th inning. Donny Hardy led off with a single and stole 2nd base. After 2 outs were made, Mikey Amendola came up with a big hit to score Hardy and give Chagrin a 4-0 lead. Gahanna scored all 3 of their runs in the top of the 7th inning and left the bases loaded.
Donny Hardy was 2-3 with a triple and a run. Leo Fornara was 2-3 with a double. Chagrin Falls is now 1-0 on the season.