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Sandusky baseball hammers Edison

Fandy.com Staff • Apr 30, 2011 at 11:50 PM

The Sandusky baseball continued its dominant ways Saturday afternoon, while the Edison Chargers are still scuffling.

The Blue Streaks, now 16-0 with a doubleheader sweep of Edison, won a pair of five-inning games by scores of 12-2 and 15-0.

Sandusky has outscored its 16 opponents 149-28.

Edison fell to 8-10 overall and has lost six of it's last seven games.

"I told the boys afterwards, 'We're 16-0, so our record can't get any better,'" Sandusky coach Matt Martin said. "'But we can still do little things better like running bases, reading signs, that type of thing.'

"I'm pretty pleased with these last three games. The bats have been clicking, we ran bases well today and the pitching has been good all year. Same goes for the defense."

In the first game, Sandusky led 2-0 entering the top of the third inning, but exploded for nine runs to take an 11-0 lead.

That was more than enough for pitchers Nolan Berkey and Kendrick Aaron.

Berkey (3-0) started the first four innings and didn't allow a run on two hits with seven strikeouts and no walks. Aaron had not pitched in quite a while and it showed initially with three walks in the fifth, but he settled down to allow one earned run on one hit.

Offensively, Brady Smith hit his fifth home run and drove in three RBIs to pace the Blue Streaks. Mike Drake was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI while Jordan Esposito was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs.

Also for Sandusky, Xavier Turner had a two-run single, Tristen Jeffries had an RBI double and Brandon Bowe added an RBI single.

Brandon Tomson doubled for Edison while Logan Demuth had an RBI and a hit. Mike Kumpula also singled.

In the second game, the Streaks exploded for seven runs in the first and fourth innings to roll to the win. Much of that was aided, however, by 11 walks from Edison pitchers.

Smith hit another home run, his sixth of the season. Turner, Drake, Trey Keegan, Delon Roldan-Johnson and Berkey all had a single and an RBI, while Tyler Stewart had a single and two RBIs.

On the mound, Esposito started and picked up the win to improve to 4-0. He allowed one hit -- a Sam Deehr single -- while striking out three and walking one in three innings of work. Keegan pitched the last two scoreless and hitless innings while striking out four with no walks.

For the Chargers, it was the end to a brutal week that saw them lose a 9-5 lead in the seventh inning of a loss at Norwalk, followed by back-to-back seventh inning losses to Port Clinton.

"Obviously Sandusky has been playing very well, so it's the end of a tough week," Edison coach Sean Hoover said. "We have three conference games next week, so obviously you have to be full strength to play a team like Sandusky to give yourself a chance.

"The schedule doesn't always allow that with the weather, but we can take some good things out of today. We won't see many teams better than that the rest of the year."

Four of the final five Greater Buckeye Conference are scheduled this week for Sandusky. The Streaks, in search of a three-peat, are 5-0 in the GBC and hold a two-game lead as the conference winds down it's final days.

Sandusky is scheduled to visit Fremont Ross (11-5, 3-2) Monday and host Marion Harding (2-13, 0-6) Tuesday. After an off-day Wednesday, it hosts Napoleon (9-4, 3-2) Thursday and Findlay (12-4, 3-2) on Friday.

"It's championship week basically if we can get them all in," Martin said. "We're just taking it one game at a time like we've done all year. They are all four good teams in their own ways."

11 walks


Sandusky 119 10 -- 12 11 1

Edison 000 02 -- 2 3 2

WP -- Berkey (3-0); LP -- Jason Blodgett (0-1) (2 1/3)

2B -- (S): Drake, Esposito, Jeffries

HR -- (S): Smith


Sandusky 710 07 -- 15 8 0

Edison 000 00 -- 0 1 2

WP -- Esposito (4-0); LP -- Gerbracht (2-2)

HR -- (S): Smith

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