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Prep Baseball: Harrisburg shuts out Herrin to win SIRR Ohio title

  • Harrisburg's Cameron Ande blasted two home runs, finishing with five RBIs in the Bulldogs' victory over Herrin Wednesday.

    Harrisburg's Cameron Ande blasted two home runs, finishing with five RBIs in the Bulldogs' victory over Herrin Wednesday.
    JEFF JONES | For The News

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updated: 5/5/2022 9:26 AM

Harrisburg rebounded from a one-run loss at Fairfield Tuesday to shut out Herrin 11-0 at Jay Thompson Field.
The win also captured the Southern Illinois River-To-River Conference Ohio Division crown for the Bulldogs.
Jackson Pittman, who got the start in the last outing against Herrin, worked five innings and allowed just two hits, while striking out four and walking two.
Harrisburg had nine hits on the day as Pittman paced the offense with a 2-for-3 performance with two RBI and a run scored.
Cameron Ande went 2-for-2 with a game-high five RBI including two home runs. The first came in the first inning when Ande went deep to left field and turned the trick again in the bottom of the third with a line drive to left field.
Brendan Bergan was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, while Ethan Golish, Jack Ford and Grant Wilson all had one hit. Golish and Ford each scored one run, while Wilson scored twice.

Fairfield 12, Harrisburg 11
A costly error proved to the difference as Fairfield earned a walk-off victory against Harrisburg Tuesday, winning 12-11.
After the Mules grabbed a 2-0 lead after one inning, Harrisburg erupted for three runs in the second, three in the third and four runs in the fourth inning, building a 10-7 lead. The Mules rallied for four runs in the fifth to take a 11-10 lead, before the Bulldogs tacked on a run in the sixth to even the score.
Harrisburg had 14 hits on the day as Braden Burtis went 4-for-4, which included a pair of doubles. Burtis drove in one run and scored three runs.
Grant Wilson had a game-high five RBI on the day, going 3-for-4 at the plate with a run scored. Brendan Bergan was 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI, while Cameron Ande, Bryant Lester, Riley King and Reed Rider all had one hit.
King scored two runs and drove in one run, while Ande and Lester also scored one run.
Ethan Golish took the loss on the bump for the Bulldogs as he allowed the one run (unearned) on one hit.
Chance Moscardelli got the start, going 3.2 innings and allowed seven runs (three earned) on five hits, while striking out eight and walking four.
Mark Miller came on in relief and worked 1.1 innings, allowing four runs (two earned) on one hit, striking out two and walking two. Cameron Ande worked one inning, throwing seven pitches and giving up one hit.
Harrisburg was scheduled to host Carterville on Thursday and will travel to Pinckneyville on Friday. The Bulldogs wrap up the week with a Saturday morning game at home against Mt. Vernon, starting at 11 a.m.

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