The So. Ohio Copperheads (15-6) and the Lake Erie Monarchs (5-14) each put runners in scoring position on Wednesday, but the So. Ohio Copperheads capitalized on more RBI opportunities, pulling out a 2-1 win at Siena Heights University.
The fact that the So. Ohio Copperheads grouped all of their runs into the eighth inning helped them take advantage of their hits.
Tom Durkin pitched six innings and allowed one earned run, five hits and two walks while striking out four.
Brett Murray got on base three times in the game for the Lake Erie Monarchs. He tripled in the second inning and singled in the fifth inning.
Zakary Esposito improved to 3-0 on the year by picking up the win for the So. Ohio Copperheads. Esposito struck out three, walked two and gave up no hits.
JD Nielsen (0-2) took the loss for the Lake Erie Monarchs. He lasted just 1 1/3 innings, walked two, struck out one, and allowed two runs.