The Hawks were home for the weekend of 6/23 and 6/24 at Mercy Field to take on two teams from the East. The Hawk pitchers were really on their game as they gave up a total of 2 runs of which only one was earned for the entire 4 games.

Hawks - 3 Allegheny Valley Baseballs - 0

Game one was a tight pitching battle until the Hawks broke through for a run in the 4th and 2 additional runs in the 6th. Brent Greenwood (Adrian College) threw a 2 hitter. The Allegheny pitcher also threw a great game limiting the Hawks to 3 hits. Matt Pitzulo, (BGSU) and Ben Hammer (Toledo)  were both 1 for three, Ben had two of the Hawks RBI’s and Matt had the third RBI.

Hawks - 6 Allegheny Valley Baseballs – 0

Game two on Saturday saw the Hawks jump out to a 3 -0 lead after one inning and with Kelly Barnes (Bluffton) on the hill that is all that was needed as the senior limited Allegheny to 4 hits in 5 innings of work. Jimmie Shaw (Lake Erie College) came in to throw two perfect innings to save the win. The offense tacked on additional runs in the 3rd and 4th and totaled 6 runs on just 5 hits. Matt Pitzulo was a perfect three for three with 2 runs scored. Matt Vannett led the team with 3 RBI’s and Zach Kolvey chipped in with two RBI’s.

Hawks - 3 Ravenna Arsenals – 1

Game one of the Sunday twin bill was another pitcher’s duel as the score was 0-0 heading into the 4th inning. The visitors broke through against Travis Mielcarek (Sienna Heights) in the top of the fourth on a solid base hit to left field. The Hawks bounced right back in the bottom of the fourth to score three runs. The big blow was a 2 RBI base hit off the bat of Austin Achter (Ohio State). The Hawks had 4 hits for the game but that was enough to allow Travis to win. Andrew Lepiarz ( Lourdes University) pitched the final three innings allowing 2 hits but picking up the save.

Hawks - 6 Ravenna Arsenals – 1

The Hawks improved to 15-1 in the Tri State League with a win in the second game of the day. Ravenna jumped out to a 1-0 lead after the top of the second but the Hawks bounced back with a run in the bottom half of the inning to know up the score at 1 apiece. The Hawks went on to score in the 3rd, 4th and 5th to put the game out of reach. John Fortunato (Case Western) earned the win allowing 5 hits in 6 innings of work. Zak Esposito (OwensCC) came on to pith the seventh.  Matt Pitzulo led the team at the plate going 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s. The Hawks banged out 8 hits with 4 doubles off the bats of RJ. Rios (Adrian College) Ben Hammer, Matt Pitzulo and Zack Michael (Toledo).

The Hawks will be back in action on Wednesday 6/27 as they travel to Lorain Ohio and will be in Youngstown and Cleveland the last weekend of June.

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