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Guercio Strikes Out 8 in Complete Game Shutout; North Olmsted Opens Season with 2-0 Win over Bay

By Patrick Kennedy

The North Olmsted Eagles got 2017 started on a great note, shutting out the Bay Rockets, 2-0.

Sam Guercio went the whole game, giving up no runs on two hits for North Olmsted.

After giving up a lead-off single, Guercio locked in, and went on to retire 16 consecutive hitters.

He fanned eight Rockets over the course of the game.  “It was a great team win for us,” Guercio said after the game.

“Our defense was on point.  Everyone contributed and it was great to be back on the mound for the North Olmsted Eagles.”

Bay’s Liam Hanna went 4.1 innings, giving up three hits and only one earned run.  The Rockets’ defense struggled, making four errors as a team.

It could’ve been worse, as the Eagles left the bases loaded three times and left a total of 13 runners on base.

Clay Rainey went 2-4 with two doubles for the Eagles scoring one of their two runs.

The only two hits from Bay came from Parker Thompson in the first inning and Keegan Kevesdy in the sixth.

Next up, North Olmsted (1-0) heads to Fairview on Monday, March 27 for another non-conference game. First pitch is set for 4:30 pm.  Bay’s next game is also Monday at Elyria High school with first pitch scheduled for 4:30 pm.

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