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Berlin takes advantage of opportunities to sweep pair from Avon Legion

Daniel O’Brien went 3-for-3 in game two of Sunday’s Zone 1 doubleheader with Berlin. Post 68 beat Avon in game two by a 6-0 score.

BERLIN, June 23 – The Berlin American Legion baseball team took advantage of their opportunities to sweep a Zone 1 doubleheader from Avon on Sunday at Sage Park.

Berlin (6-2, 6-2 Zone 1) had just three hits in the opener but took advantage of four Avon errors and 13 walks to win 12-2 in six innings. Post 68 made five errors and gave up four unearned runs in a 6-0 loss in the second game.

Berlin’s Daniel Veleas was 1-for-3 with two RBI for Post 68 in the opening game victory. In game two, catcher Ryan Hyde was 2-for-3 with two RBI while Mike Giove was 2-for-3 for Post 68.

Avon’s Max Raha extended his season-opening hitting streak to 12 games with hits in both games. In the first game, Angus and Tyler Nyberg each had a single and one RBI. In game two, Daniel O’Brien led Post 201 with a 3-for-3 performance while Matt Leopold was 2-for-2.

The two teams complete their three-game series on Monday when Avon hosts Berlin at 5:30 p.m., at Buckingham Field.

Berlin 12, Avon 2 (6)
At Berlin
Avon (4-7)           000  110  — 2-5-4
Berlin (5-2)          060  051  — 12-3-1
Millian Jain, Max Raha (5) and Zach Coleman; Cam Murphy, Mark Addamo and Ryan Hyde; WP: Murphy; LP: Jain (0-2)

Berlin 6, Avon 0
At Berlin
Avon (4-8)           000  000  0  — 0-7-5
Berlin (6-2)          031  101  x  — 6-8-0
Ben Angus and Zach Coleman; Nicholas Melville, Daniel Veleas (4) and Ryan Hyde; WP: Melville; LP: Angus (1-2); Save: Veleas

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