Wolves hang tough with good Elk County team

On a day when it looked like we may not even play baseball the rain stopped long enough to get an entire game in. Elk County Catholic came away with a 9-1 victory over Kane.The Kane Wolves got off to a good start as they left runners on second and third with two out getting the final out to fly to center field.In their half of the first Andrew Pierson reached base as he was hit by a pitch. Then with 2-out cleanup hitter Andrew Peterson hit a long ball between the outfielders that rolled all the way to the fence allowing Pierson to score the first run of the game.However, the second inning would prove to be very costly for the Wolves as ECC sent eight batters to the plate and with only one single came home with four runs as four batters reached base all on walks. Kane was retired in order. The visitors now claimed a 4-1 lead after two.The visitors would tack on another run in the third.After the second inning the Crusaders pitcher settled in as he recorded 11 strikeouts though the next six innings. He was in total control most of the game keeping the Kane hitters at bay. The only inning he was in danger was the fifth as leadoff hitter Tyler Ennis was hit by a pitch. See full article by purchasing the May 10 edition of The Kane Republican.