Parma Heights, Ohio- Fairview once again fell behind early to Holy Name. This time, however, Holy Name slammed the door shut as they didn’t allow a comeback and defeated Fairview 11-1. The big inning came back to haunt Fairview in the second and they were not able to muster the offense they got Tuesday.
Fairview would be shut down in the first inning, as the Namers worked around a two-out walk to shut the Warriors down. A walk and a single to start the bottom of the first would prove disastrous for Fairview as Holy Name would plate two in the first.
The Warriors would grab back one in the top of the second as Enrique Lopez and Ben Leslie would get on to start. Lopez got to second on a wild pitch before Leslie walked. Lopez would then steal third before an errant throw would allow him to come home. The Green Wave would escape the inning with just the one scored. Holy Name would blow the game open with a five-run bottom of the second.
The Warriors would go one-two-three in the top of the third. However, they would send the Namers down in order in the bottom half.
Fairview couldn’t capitalize on that momentum though as they would not score. However, they made a good attempt. Ben Leslie would reach first on an error before Alex Barnhart would slap a double down the line. They would be left stranded, however. Another one-two-three inning would keep the score 7-1.
Fairview would get a one-out base runner in Josh Hill but Timmy Hollander would hit into one of the unluckiest double plays I’ve ever seen. He hit a hard liner but just right at the first basemen who would step on the bag to end the inning. Holy Name would add another three with the highlight being a two-RBI triple.
Fairview would once again be held off the board in the sixth. Holy Name would then walk things off in the sixth as they took the ten-run lead on an RBI single, triggering the run rule.
Fairview and Holy Name battle out to a season split. The Warriors fall to 5-8 (3-6 GLC) on the year with the loss. They will be right back at it this evening against Valley Forge at Bohlken Park. Holy Name moves to 4-8 (4-5 GLC) and gets a tough test in Mentor tonight.
Josh Hill (SS) 0-2 BB
Timmy Hollander (CF, P) 0-3
Tyler Danburg (C) 0-2 BB
Jack Burke (1B) 0-3
Enrique Lopez (P, CF) 2-3
Ben Leslie (LF) 0-2 BB
Alex Barnhart (3B) 1-2 2B
Mikey Rizzo (RF) 0-2
Sean McNamara (2B) 0-2