The Hartford-Humboldt Gamecocks held early leads in the first two innings, but the Canova Gang took the lead for good in the bottom of the second inning and pulled away for a 7-4 win on Thursday, June 10th.
Cole Hellie gave the Gamecocks their first lead of the game on a two-run single in the top of the first inning. Canova tied the game in the bottom of the first inning on three straight hits. Tyler Renken gave the Gamecocks the lead back, 3-2, with a solo home run to lead off the top of the second inning. Canova again strung together three straight hits in the bottom of the second, this time scoring three runs to take a 5-3 lead. Hellie had another RBI single in the top of the third to pull the Gamecocks within a run at 5-4, but Canova scored a run in the bottom of the sixth and one more in the bottom of the eighth to secure the win.
Renken had two hits, a home run and double, and one RBI. Hellie had two hits and three RBIs. Cam Quigley had two hits. Broc Haldeman, Joe Hanisch, Chad Morrison, and Adam Hentges all had singles in the game.
Micah Warrington pitched 5 1/3 innings allowing six earned runs on eight hits with four walks and two strikeouts. Quigley pitched 2 2/3 innings allowing one earned run on two hits with three walks and two strikeouts.