Gardner's 9th Inning Hit Leads Canton Past CV, 5-4

Gardner's 9th Inning Hit Leads Canton Past CV, 5-4

By: Chris Manning  |  March 27, 2024

Bailey Gardner drove in Cohen Landis in the bottom of the ninth for the game winning run as the Warriors defeated CV, 5-4.

The two teams traded leads early on, with Canton taking a 4-2 advantage until CV scored two in the sixth to tie it up.

Zach Colton (2-for-4) scored and drove in a run for Canton as Mason Harold (2-for-4) also had a multi-hit day.

Gardner (1-for-4) scored a run to go along with the game winning RBI as Michael Beers (1-for-4) and Ben Fitch (1-for-4) each drove in a run.

Hudson Ward (1-for-5) had a hit as Holden Ward scored twice off four walks.

It was pitching by committee for Canton with Hudson Ward going the first three innings, striking out four with two walks, three hits, and three runs, two of which were earned.

Colton went the next three innings with three strikeouts, one walk, and two hits with an unearned run.

Holden Ward got the win, going three innings to strikeout three with one walk. Hudson threw 59 pitches, Colton 37, and Holden 35.