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Hard-hitting Canton has 13 hits in 14-1 win over SMSA at Bowdoin Field

Canton’s Ethan Burke had three hits, a double and drove in a run as the Warriors rolled over SMSA Friday. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

CANTON, April 7 – Gavin Wood was 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and three RBI to lead the Canton High baseball team to their second straight victory with a 14-1 NCCC victory over Sport Medicine Science Academy Friday afternoon at Bowdoin Field.

The Warriors (2-0, 2-0 NCCC) had 13 hits in the game. First baseman Ethan Burke was 3-for-5 with a double and one RBI for Canton while Brandon Peters was 2-for-3 with a double and one RBI. Jack Mansur was 2-for-4 with a double while James Mattson added a double for the Warriors.

It’s the most runs in a single game for Canton since they had 15 runs in a 15-1 win over Public Safety Academy in last June’s CIAC Class S tournament.

Pitcher Brandon Peters pitched up the win, going 5 1/3 innings, scattering four hits, allowing just one run and striking out six batters. Reliever Braedon Bean struck out three Tiger batters.

Michael Velez was 2-for-3 with a double and single for SMSA (1-2, 1-1 NCCC).

Canton took a 4-0 lead in the second inning, sparked by a two-RBI single from Wood and a RBI single from Nate Fulham. Peters had a RBI double in the sixth inning for the Warriors.

The Warriors return to the diamond on Monday when they travel to Coventry.

Canton 14, SMSA 1
At Canton
SMSA (1-2)               000  001  0 – 1-4-4
Canton (2-0)             042  116  x – 14-13-2
Steve Bienkowski, Brandon Valentine (5), Christian Torres (6), Tyler Palumbo and Ray Tirado; Brandon Peters, Braedon Bean (6) and unknown; WP: Peters (1-0); LP: Bienkowski; 2B: James Mattson (C), Jack Mansur (C), Ethan Burke (C), Brandon Peters (C), Michael Velez (S), Ray Tirado (S)

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