WATERBURY, July 8 – Pitcher Jake Bryant pitched six innings, allowed just five hits and struck out six to lead the Canton Crushers to a 10-2 Tri-State League baseball victory over the East Mountain Cougars Saturday at Crosby High.
Bryant also got the job done at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI as Canton won their second straight game and scored a team-record 10 runs.
Taylor Riley was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI while Trey Van deBogart, Heath Cotton and Sean Bahre each had a pair of hits for the Crushers, who had season-high 12 hits.
For East Mountain (3-9), pitcher Travis Markey took the loss on the mound but had two singles at the plate.
The 10 runs snapped the old record of nine against East Mountain and Burlington in separate games last summer. The Crushers have had 21 hits in the last two games. Canton had nine hits in a 5-4 win over Valley Thunder on Thursday.
Canton returns to the diamond on Sunday when they take on the Monarchs in Amenia, N.Y. with a nine-inning game set to begin at 1 p.m.
Canton 10, East Mountain 2
Canton (4-10) 000 622 0 – 10-12-3
East Mountain (3-9) 101 000 0 – 2-6-0
Jake Bryant, Jamie Coen (7) and Jeff Mulhall; Travis Markey and Delucia; WP: Bryant (1-0); LP: Markey; 2B: Taylor Riley (C), Jake Bryant (C); 3B: none; HR: none