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Bobcats overcome wind, Eagles to stay unbeaten in SOC

Jim Walker



BEAVER — This was one fight where the gloves didn’t come off.

The Green Bobcats used a strong defensive effort to back the pitching of Josh Karshner as they blanked the Eastern Eagles 4-0 on Monday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

Karshner pitched a six-hitter and struck out just three, so his defense recorded the other 18 outs and made only one error.

“It was a cold, blustery night but it was a well-played game by both teams. I was real impressed with our defense. We wore the gloves well tonight and we had another strong outing by Josh Karshner,” said Green coach Dan McDavid

Green (4-5, 3-0) had 10 hits with Karshner going 2-4 with two runs batted in. Trevor Carver and Tyler Johnson each went 2-3.

The Bobcats got a run in the first inning. With one out, Rylee Maynard singled, stole second and Karshner singled him home.

The lead went to 3-0 in the fifth.

Tanner Kimbler walked to start the inning, Maynard sacrificed him to second, Tayte Carver singled and Karshner singled for a run. Trevor Carver followed with a sacrifice fly.

The final run scored in the sixth when Tyler Darnell singled, stole second, went to third on a fly ball, Zach Garrett walked and Darnell came home on a double steal.

The two teams play at Green on Wednesday.

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Josh Karshner and Trevor Carver. Dalton Tomlinson, Canaday (6) and Clay Martin. W-Karshner (K-3, BB-2). L-Tomlinson. Hitting-Green: Tanner Kimbler 1-2, Rylee Maynard 1-2, Tayte Carver 1-4, Josh Karshner 2-4 rbi-2, Trevor Carver 2-3, Tyler Darnell 1-3, Tyler Johnson 2-3; Eastern: Clemons 1-3, Tomlinson 1-3, Canaday 1-3, Montgomery 1-3, Perry 1-3, Hazlip 1-2.