Congratulations to the boys varsity baseball team for advancing to the Sectional Finals this Thursday. On Tuesday, the Spartans defeated the Massillon Tigers 2-1 in an exciting game that went 9 innings. Junior pitcher Tyler Peterson went the entire 9 innings for the Spartans. The Tigers had the bases loaded with no outs when Peterson struck out two and then retired the final Tiger batter on a ground out. Tyler struck out five and gave up 7 hits in the victory.
The Tigers were ahead 1-0 through 5 innings. In the top of the sixth, Tyler Peterson scored on a sacrifice fly by Cam Kreps to tie the game. Then Kreps doubled in the top of the ninth and scored the go-ahead run on Luke Stauffer’s RBI single.
The Spartans will now play the #1 seed Massillon Jackson Polar Bears on Thursday, May 16 at 5:00 p.m. at Jackson. Their overall team record is now 15-13 and have won 12 of their last 13 games. Good luck to our Spartans led by Head Coach Joe Gabriel.