Bradford and Greenville split baseball doubleheader

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Bradford's Landon Wills tosses a complete game to earn first game win over Greenville. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

BRADFORD – The Bradford Railroaders hosted the Greenville Green Wave in a varsity doubleheader baseball game with Bradford winning the opening game 8-2 and Greenville winning the second game 5-2 for a non-conference split.

Tucker Miller connects at the plate for Bradford in first game win over Wave. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We played a game last night at Stebbins, turn around less than 24 hours and we’re playing another game in the morning,” said Greenville coach Adam Eberwein. “It took us a little bit to get going but once we got going it was a good day.”

Bradford jumped out to a 7-0 lead after two innings of play with the Wave struggling in the field. Greenville plated a run in the top of the fourth for a 7-1 score with Bradford scoring a single run in the bottom of the inning for an 8-1 score.

Owen Canan gets a knock for the Railroaders in opening game win over Greenville. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville added a fifth-inning run for a final 6-run Bradford win.

Landon Wills went the distance on the mound for Bradford to pick up the Railroaders win.

Greenville freshman Cole Oswalt pitches 5 innings in Wave win over Bradford. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Bradford took an early 2-0 lead after two innings of play in the second game where the score would stand through five innings.

“We started out with some mistakes,” Coach Eberwein noted. “I won’t say there were errors or anything of that nature, just some mistakes made in the first game and even so in the second game.”

Greenville freshman Titus Eberwein gets a second game hit in win over Bradford. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The Wave took advantage of a run-scoring single off the bat of freshman Titus Eberwein and scored a second run by way of an error to knot the score at 2-2 in the top of the sixth.

Greenville loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the seventh and cleared the bases with freshman Charlie Jasenski putting the ball in play and Bradford misplaying the ball allowing 3 runs to score.

Greenville freshman Charlie Jasenski closes game in win over Bradford. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“When you get that little bit of spark you have to be able to do something with it,” Eberwein said, “and we had a couple of young guys step up there towards end in pitching and hitting.”

Greenville freshman starting catcher Isaac Kerg slide safely home in Wave win over Railroaders. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Bradford coaching staff had no comment following the doubleheader.

Cole Oswalt earned the win for Greenville allowing 7 hits and 2 runs over five innings striking out 6 and walking none. Charlie Jasenski tossed two innings of no-run ball in relief allowing 1 hit, striking out 2, and walking none.