Pitching helps Hubbard finish off sweep of South Range

HUBBARD — It was a Northeast-8 Conference showdown when Hubbard hosted South Range on Tuesday, and the Eagles came away with a 7-1 victory.

The teams played on Monday with Hubbard (6-5) coming out on top as well.

“It starts with the pitching,” said Hubbard coach John Schiraldi. “Braydon Songer was outstanding on Monday. He went 7 scoreless innings before Tyler Wright came in for the save.

“Ty got the save on Monday and the win today. He’s been really good. He threw great for five innings today, and Jonny Adamson threw great for the last two innings as well.”

Wright improved to 4-0 on the season, and the senior hasn’t given up more than one run in any start.

“It felt good to get another win,” Wright said. “We kept it rolling with two in a row. Everyone picks everybody up and keeps the rally going. We’re trying to win the conference and go far in the playoffs.”

The Raiders (7-3) loaded the bases in the top of the fourth, but Wright got out of trouble with an inning ending strikeout.

Konnor Brogan started the game on the mound for South Range before Luke Gehring entered in relief in the bottom of the third. Matt Bobovnik had a lead off double and came around to score to make it 4-0 Eagles.

Andrew Kali drove in a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth, and the Eagles loaded the bases after a bunt by Geno Leshnack.

However, the Raiders got out of the inning without any further damage after Julian Tranovich handled a comebacker to the mound.

Then, the Raiders’ defense turned a double play in the bottom of the fifth, and Brennen Klasovsky drove in their only run with a RBI double in the top of the sixth.

“We’ve been playing good baseball up until the last couple of games,” said South Range coach Jim Hanek. “We struggled a little bit with Hubbard the last two days. They pitched well again today.

“Songer pitched a gem on Monday against us. It was 0-0 going into the eighth inning. They were able to push three runs across in the eighth and got us.

“Today, they jumped out early on us. Hubbard’s pitching attacked the strike zone. They kept us off balance. We need to get better and move forward.”

The Eagles improved to 4-2 in the Northeast-8 Conference and South Range fell to 2-2.

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