PONY WORLD SERIES
Baird Brothers wins tournament opener
Baird Brothers defeats Puerto Rico 4-1 in first-round game in the PONY Palomino World Series.
Baird Brothers will play Chinese Taipei at 5 p.m. today.
Marshall McGraw tossed a three-hitter and stuck out 11. Andrew Russell picked up a one-out save. Dayln Brickner had a triple and single. Connor Rakow added a two-run double and sacrifice fly.
LITTLE LEAGUE Baseball
Canfield 11-U falls to Galion in Ironton
The Canfield 11-U baseball team fell to Galion 8-0 in a state tournament losers bracket game Friday at Ironton National Little League, eliminating the locals from the tournament.
Canfield came up one game short of the championship game.
Canfield was in a tight game until starting pitcher Noah Anzevino injured his wrist in the second inning. He pitched the third but was pulled after the inning.
Trey McNutt had a double and stole a base for Canfield while Zain Jadallah had a single.
Boardman 8-10 team loses to Cambridge
Boardman’s 10-U Little League team fell to Cambridge 4-2 on Friday to end its state tournament run. No other details were reported.
JUNIOR LEAGUE SOFTBALL
Poland/Canfield eliminated out west
Poland/Canfield lost fell to Washington District 9 3-2 in eight innings on Friday and was eliminated from the Junior League Softball World Series on Friday.
The locals had rallied to tie the game at 2 in the seventh inning, but the trailing runner, and potential winning run, was thrown out at the plate.
Grace Haegele’s RBI double drove in the game-winner for Washington.
Poland/Canfield had tied the game in the bottom of the seventh on a run-scoring single by Paige Ogden.
Haegele went the distance on a five-hitter and struck out five.
Ogden took the loss for Poland/Canfield. She allowed two runs on six hits over four innings, striking out three and walking one.
Ogden went 3 for 4 at the plate to lead Poland/Canfield. Alaina Francis handled nine chances in the field flawlessly as the locals played errorless ball.