Johnstown Sweeps DH from Kings 9-4, 9-0

SPRINGFIELD, OH – Back home after a week and five games away from Carleton Davidson Stadium, the Kings came back home for a doubleheader against the Johnstown Mill Rats. The Kings were ahead 3-0 heading into the fifth in the opening game, but Johnstown would outscore Champion City 18-1 afterwards by sweeping the doubleheader 9-4 and 9-0.

In the first game, Gercal Reyes-Alvarado (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Tallahassee Community College) got the start and pitched four strong innings, but ran into trouble in the fifth inning. The right-hander would leave after facing five batters in the fifth, going four innings while allowing five earned runs, two hits, five walks while striking out four. Daewin Spence (Portsmouth, OH; University of Rio Grande) pitched for the first time in two weeks, going one inning with three unearned runs, two hits, and two walks allowed with one strikeout. Cole Agemy (Macomb, MI; Marshall University) pitched two innings, allowing his first earned run of the season in the seventh. With three hits and one walk allowed, Agemy struck out three in his two frames.

Offensively in the opening day, Blake Buzzeo (Stow, OH; Miami University) and Hilario DeLaPaz III (Kalamazoo, MI; Tiffin University) each had two hits, with Buzzeo collecting two RBI.

In Game Two, Jake Woolf (Beavercreek, OH; Walsh University) made the start and recorded a perfect 1-2-3 first. In the second inning, five unearned runs would score and Woolf’s night came to an early end after 1.2 innings pitched. Woolf allowed four walks and one hit while striking out one. Noah Curi (West Chester, OH; Clark State College) relieved the starter, going 1.1 innings and allowing three earned runs on three hits with two walks issued and three strikeouts. Ben Zink (Clayton, OH; Wright State University) pitched the next three frames with just one run allowed in the first two batters. After that, Zink allowed three walks and struck out four. Lucas Day (Dayton, OH; Oakland University) pitched the seventh inning, making his debut on the hill for Champion City. The Mill Rats loaded the bases with one out, but Day kept the visitors off the board. He struck out one while walking two and allowing a base hit.

The Kings were no-hit in the nightcap, but drew four walks in the game and put a total of seven runners on base.

Champion City fell to 5-13 after the pair of losses and now focus to the Wednesday Night affair against the Johnstown Mill Rats. For tickets and PLTV information, you’re at the right place on!

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