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Gators win baseball opener

AUSTINTOWN — The Eastern Gateway Gators won their baseball home-opening contest on Wednesday at Fitch High School, beating Mercyhurst North East, 11-10.

The game was scheduled as a doubleheader, but the second game was cancelled due to the weather.

Grant Williams, Evan Knaus and Noah Laster each hit home runs for the Gators (2-2), who have now won two consecutive games.

Williams had two hits, four RBIs and a run. Knaus had two hits three RBIs and a run. Relief pitcher Alfredo Cruz picked up his first win of the season.

The Gators host Owens Community College on March 4 in a doubleheader at Austintown Fitch High School. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.

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