Canal jumped out to a two-run lead in the first inning, then RC’s Spencer Read hit a two-run homer in the top of the fourth to tie the score.
Canal’s bats lit up in the bottom of the fourth inning with six runs, led by Alex Weber who hit two doubles on the day for three RBI’s. Canal’s Dylan Lenard held RC to six hits over 5 1/3 innings recording four strikeouts; and Garrett Alexander came in to finish the game for Canal, holding RC to one hit and striking out three.
RC pitch counts: Sargent (111)
Canal pitch counts: Lenard (59), Alexander (55)
Canal’s Mikayle Holloway slammed a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth to tie the score at three.
In the top of the seventh, critical errors from Canal allowed RC to score three unanswered runs to seal victory in game 2, and split the doubleheader. RC’s Trevor Jump came in to pitch in the middle of the bottom of the sixth, and finished the game by holding Canal batters to no runs or walks, and recorded three strikeouts.
RC pitch counts: Niemann (72), Jump (14)
Canal pitch counts: McDermott (89), Weglarz (18)