Boys Varsity Baseball · Ooltewah Baseball drops a late one to Walker Valley


The Ooltewah Owls stayed in it until the end, but Walker Valley pulled away late in a 5-3 victory on Monday. Walker Valley trailed 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Logan Wallace doubled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs. Ooltewah Owls got things started in the second inning. Andrew Zettel grounded out, scoring one run. Ben Smith earned the victory on the mound for Walker Valley. The hurler surrendered three runs on three hits over six innings, striking out 11 and walking one. Preston Hodges threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Dominic Mackaluso took the loss for Ooltewah Owls. The pitcher lasted five and two-thirds innings, allowing two hits and five runs while striking out five. Mackaluso, Aaron Merryman, and Noah Huling all had one hit to lead Ooltewah Owls. The Owls return to Ooltewah today for the home half of the series verse the Mustangs.

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Ooltewahmore stats
Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Noah Huling 3 0 1 1 0 1
Nick Sullivan 3 0 0 0 0 2
Dominic Mackaluso 3 0 1 0 0 1
Fisher Perry 2 1 0 0 1 2
Isaac Hughes 2 0 0 0 0 1
Andrew Zettel 3 0 0 1 0 1
Bryson Smith 3 0 0 0 0 2
Reece Duncan 2 1 0 0 0 2
Aaron Merryman 3 0 1 1 0 2
Patrick Clarkson 0 1 0 0 0 0
Zach Cates 0 0 0 0 0 0
Will Bolt
Jacob Brown
Eli Smith
Totals 24 3 3 3 1 14
Batting

2B: Dominic Mackaluso
TB: Noah Huling, Dominic Mackaluso 2, Aaron Merryman
RBI: Noah Huling, Aaron Merryman, Andrew Zettel
ROE: Andrew Zettel
HBP: Reece Duncan, Isaac Hughes
SB: Zach Cates, Isaac Hughes, Fisher Perry
CS: Noah Huling

Totals

Team QAB: 7 (25.93%)
Reece Duncan, Noah Huling, Dominic Mackaluso, Aaron Merryman, Fisher Perry, Bryson Smith, Nick Sullivan

Team LOB: 3

Fielding

E: Fisher Perry, Bryson Smith

Walker Valleymore stats
Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Preston Hodges 3 0 1 0 0 0
Lane Miller 3 0 0 0 0 1
Landon Franklin 2 1 0 0 1 2
Aiden Gibson 2 1 0 0 1 0
Ryan Lay 2 1 0 0 1 0
Nate Curtis 1 0 1 1 2 0
Logan Wallace 3 0 1 2 0 1
Trevor Wyllie 3 0 0 0 0 1
Taylor Cannon 2 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel Denton 0 2 0 0 0 0
Geo Angeles
Ben Smith
Connor Crumley
Totals 21 5 3 3 5 5
Batting

2B: Logan Wallace
TB: Preston Hodges, Logan Wallace 2, Nate Curtis
RBI: Logan Wallace 2, Nate Curtis
ROE: Preston Hodges, Logan Wallace
FC: Lane Miller
SB: Aiden Gibson, Daniel Denton
CS: Lane Miller

Totals

Team QAB: 11 (42.31%)
Ryan Lay, Aiden Gibson, Preston Hodges 2, Logan Wallace 3, Nate Curtis 2, Landon Franklin 2

Team LOB: 3

Fielding

E: Landon Franklin

Ooltewahmore stats
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Dominic Mackaluso 5.2 95 .589 2 5 3 5 5 0
Eli Smith 0.1 10 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 6.0 105 .581 3 5 3 5 5 0
Pitching

L: Dominic Mackaluso
BS: Eli Smith
Pitches-Strikes: Dominic Mackaluso 95-56, Eli Smith 10-5
Groundouts-Flyouts: Dominic Mackaluso 5-4, Eli Smith 0-1
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Dominic Mackaluso 20-24, Eli Smith 0-2