Man blanked by Irish 12-0 in tune-up game
by Paul Adkins
The Man High School baseball team lost 12-0 at home to Charleston Catholic in a regular season tune-up game on Friday night.
Both teams had already wrapped up sectional championships and were awaiting this week’s upcoming Class A regional tourney.
The Irish (25-9) put up 16 hits in Friday night’s game and held Man (7-22) hitless.
Catholic’s Connor Golden went 3-for-3 with three RBI. Kiefer Hovorka scored twice and had three hits. Drew Cable also knocked in two runs for the Irish.
Charleston Catholic will travel to Point Pleasant on Monday for a Class A regional semifinal matchup against Wahama (18-11) at 6:30 p.m. Man visits Valley Fayette (20-7) Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in its regional semifinal game.
The loss to the Irish snapped Man’s four-game winning streak. The Hillbillies breezed past Tug Valley in the Class A sectional, winning 7-1 and 16-1 over the Panthers.
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