Baseball: Babirad homers three times to help Fort Cherry win

April 23, 2014

Alex Babirad hit three home runs and drove in seven runs to propel Fort Cherry to its second straight win, 16-7 over Burgettstown in a Section 2-AA game.

Babirad hit a grand slam in the second, a two-run blast in the third and a solo shot in the fifth for the Rangers (2-6, 2-7). Ricky Jones had two doubles a single and drove in three runs. Shane Turkilu and Chris Batove each had a double.

Mike Smith had a double and two RBI for Burgettstown (3-6, 4-7). Dylan Dhans and Alex Meyers each had a double.

• Aaron Previsky had a triple and three RBI to help California down Mapletown 15-5 in a six-inning Section 1-A game.

Winning pitcher Chris Swartz had a double for Cal (7-0, 13-0). Garritt Woodburn doubled.

Mapletown fell to 2-8, including 0-6 in the section.

• Dalton Eddy did not allow a hit in five innings and struck out 11 as West Greene defeated Hundred 16-0 in a non-section game.

Ben Carlisle had two doubles and three RBI for West Greene (4-6). Doug Berdin tripled and Dillon Shileds, Dalton Wildman and Trevin Bedilion each had a double.

• Kurt Adkins and Jordan Mooney had two doubles each as Washington rebounded from a loss Tuesday night to Brownsville with a 20-1 four-inning win over Beth-Center.

Chris Gouin also doubled, while Kevin Patterson scattered four hits over four innings to get the win for the Prexies (7-2, 9-4).

Lane Ziker took the loss for Beth-Center (2-6, 3-9).



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