Laurel Auto Group musters more hits but falls 6-4 to Martella’s Pharmacy

Laurel Auto Group won the hit battle 6-5 on Wednesday, but couldn’t push enough runs across to get the win, instead losing 6-4 in seven innings to Martella’s Pharmacy at Roxbury Park.

Ben Webb racked up two RBIs on two hits for Laurel Auto Group. He singled in the first and third innings.

Alex DiRienzo brought the heat against Martella’s Pharmacy during his outing. Martella’s Pharmacy managed just three hits off of DiRienzo, who allowed one earned run, walked none and struck out four during his 4 2/3 innings of work.

Rice got it done on the rubber on the way to a win. He allowed three runs over five innings. Rice struck out five, walked four and gave up six hits.

Michael Van Lenten couldn’t get it done on the hill for Laurel Auto Group, taking a loss. He lasted just 1 1/3 innings, walked four, struck out none, and allowed four runs.

Martella’s Pharmacy closer Bearer put away the final six outs to record the save.

Martella’s Pharmacy never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring three runs on a sacrifice fly by Trexler.

Martella’s Pharmacy pushed one run across in each of the second, third and fourth. In the second, Martella’s Pharmacy scored on a fielder’s choice, plating Crawford.

Three runs in the top of the third helped Laurel Auto Group close its deficit to 4-3. An RBI single by Webb, an RBI single by Zac Heide, and an error sparked Laurel Auto Group’s rally. Cory Wheeler flew out to end the Laurel Auto Group threat.

After pushing across one run in the top of the sixth, Laurel Auto Group faced just a 6-4 deficit. A walk by Webb set off Laurel Auto Group rally. But, Bearer got Ryan Wardropper to strike out to end the inning.

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