Bradford tops Ansonia in WOAC baseball

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Bradford's Tucker Miller crushes a home run over the centerfield fence in WOAC win over Ansonia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

ANSONIA – The visiting Bradford Railroaders defeated the Ansonia Tigers 5-1 in WOAC baseball action.

“Ansonia has some nice players,” said Bradford coach, Bill Sturwold. “They’re going to win some games. They’re in our sectional so they’ll be a contender for sure.”

Trevor Hemmerich opens on the mound for Ansonia win WOAC matchup with Bradford. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Bradford scored single runs in the first, second, fourth, and fifth innings to lead 4-0 with Ansonia coming to the plate in the bottom of the inning to score its lone run of the game.

“We struck out too many times, we had our chances,” Coach Sturwold noted. “I would like for us to break a game open then I could get some subs in. Those kids that aren’t playing are still working hard. I really wish we could break a game open.”

Owen Canan drives a Bradford hit in Railroaders conference win over Ansonia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The Railroaders tacked on a run in the top of the seventh to close out scoring on the night and earn the WOAC win and improve to 5-1 on the season.

Tucker Miller went the distance to pick up the win for Bradford giving up 6-hits, 2-walks and striking out 14-batters while going 3-3 at the plate including a solo home run.

“Tucker threw a real good game,” Sturwold stated. “We played pretty clean behind him.”

Tucker Miller pitches Railroaders complete game WOAC win at Ansonia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Trevor Hemmerich threw 5-innings for the Tigers allowing 5-hits, 3-walks and striking out eight. Nick Burns pitched 2-innings giving up 2-hits, 4-walks while striking out three.

Bradford: Tucker Miller 3-3 including home run, 2-RBIs, 3-Runs, hit batsman; Owen Canan 2-3, 1-walk, 1-RBI; Brendan Baker 1-3, 1-walk, 1-RBI; Landon Monnin 1-4, 1-run, Colton Cambill 2-walks, 1-RBI, 1-run; Brendan Baker 1-walk, 1-RBI; Hudson Hill 2-walks, Landon Wills 1-hit batsman.

Ansonia: Keegen Weiss 2-3 including a double, 1-run; Gabe Zumbrun 1-3, 1-RBI; Jakob Creager 1-3; Asher Shives 1-1; Nathan Armock and Landyn Bowman each a walk.

BOXSCORE

123 456 7 R H E

110 101 1 5 7 1 Bradford

000 001 0 1 6 3 Ansonia

Ansonia’s Gabe Zumbrun gets a hit in home game with Bradford. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Keegen Weiss knocks a hit for Ansonia in WOAC play with Bradford. (Gaylen Blosser photo)