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April 24, 2014

Bears 10-run Blue Devils

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — Union City’s bats have awakened.

Putting a smile on head coach Frank Cutshall’s face, the Bears finally got it going offensively Thursday afternoon as they rolled to an 11-1 victory over Cambridge Springs in Region 3 action.

Union City improved to 4-3 overall and 3-1 in the region, while the Blue Devils dropped to 1-8 and 1-3.

Although the Bears are off to a good start, Cutshall realizes one-third of their game has been missing: hitting.

“Until this game, hitting has been a problem for us,” he said. “We outhit Oil City recently, but lost 1-0. We have spent a lot of time in the last couple days taking extra batting practice ... and I think it is paying off.

“It was great to get the bats going. We got some timely hitting, which we hadn’t done in previous games.”

Examples: Shane Russell belted a two-out, two-run double in the first inning and Clay Webster lined a two-out, two-run single in the fourth inning.

Russell was an offensive machine, going 2-for-3 with four RBIs. Clean-up batter Drake Burgess was 2-for-2 and scored three runs.

“Shane swung the bat really well,” said Cutshall.

Once again, Union City’s pitching was dominant. Starting pitcher Burgess tossed three innings of one-hit ball and Lucas Dougherty threw two innings of two-hit ball.

Both Burgess and Dougherty had pin-point control as the former stuck out five and walked none and the latter fanned three and walked none.

The Blue Devils’ run off Dougherty was unearned.

“Both Drake and Lucas threw the ball well,” said Cutshall. “I think the key to their success was the fact they were getting ahead of the hitters. You have to do that to be successful.”

Three other Bears had multi-hit games: Quentin Maynard (2-for-3), Mason Elias (2-for-4) and Alex Hoban (2-for-4).

The Blue Devils’ top three batters (Hunter Cox, Steele Henderson and Colton Cox) collected their hits. Center fielder Gavin Hohn made the defensive play of the game with a fully-extended diving catch in the second inning.

Cutshall shared his thoughts on the Spa: “They’re young. They are going to get better. That have a great coach in Brad (Wheeler) and I think they will turn things around in the near future.”

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