The Canton-Galva Babe Ruth team swept a doubleheader with Peabody Friday night, taking game one 11-2 and continuing the beating in game two with a 13-1 win.
Canton-Galva jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, then added five more in the second on their way to the win.
Tanner Klingensmith picked up the win on the mound, as he gave up one run on two hits while striking out six and walking none. Ryan Grant pitched an inning in relief, giving up one earned run on no hits with three strikeouts and two walks.
Canton-Galva was hampered slightly by an injury to starting catcher and leadoff hitter Chris Miller.
“Ethan Loyd stepped into the leadoff spot, going 4-for-4 with three runs and two RBI’s,” Canton-Galva coach Kelly Nelson said. “Hunter Pearson handled the catching duties with only one passed ball.”
Nick Bray went the distance in game two, nearly claiming a no-hitter in the process. Bray hadn’t given up a hit through four innings, when Peabody got two. Bray struck out eight and walked one.
Ryan Grant had two hits and three runs with a double, while Reed Wiens went 3-for-3 with three RBI’s.
“The hitters are adjusting better to the speed,” Nelson said, “as, beside all the hits, we had several very hard shots into the outfield that were caught.”
Canton-Galva was to have taken the field Monday against Marion, but that doubleheader has been rescheduled to Wednesday.
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