WOLCOTT, May 24 – Pitcher Eric Smith threw a complete game, striking out eight and scattering six hits to lead the Wolcott Scrappers to a 7-1 Tri-State League victory over the Canton Crushers on Thursday night at BAW Field.
Wolcott (2-0) took advantage of 10 walks and two hit batters from Canton pitchers. Eric Soucy had a two-RBI single for the Scrappers while Israel Lugo and Mike Perguini each had RBI singles.
Canton’s Ben Sullivan had a first inning double and drove in a run by drawing a walk with the bases loaded in the second inning that tied the game at 1-1. Heath Cotton, Juan Bisono, Andrew Trembley, Jake Bryant and Jeff Mulhall each had singles for the Crushers.
The Crushers return to action when they host Tri-Town Trojans on Thursday, May 31, at Bowdoin Field in the home opener beginning at 5:45 p.m.
Wolcott 7, Canton 1
Canton (0-2) 010 000 0 – 1-6-3
Wolcott (2-0) 133 000 x – 7-3-0
Nick Arconti, Heath Cotton (6) and Jeff Mulhal; Tyler Smith and Mike Perugini; WP: Smith; LP: Arconti (0-1); 2B: Ben Sullivan (Ca), Eric Soucy (W)