Laurel Auto Group beat First Commonwealth 8-4 in seven innings on Friday at Point Stadium behind Danny Clark, who went 2-4.
He singled in the fourth inning and tripled in the seventh inning.
Patrick Boyer got it done on the bump on the way to a win. He allowed four runs over seven innings. Boyer struck out one, walked two and gave up 10 hits.
Noon ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He allowed eight runs in seven innings, walked three and struck out six.
The game was never in doubt after the second, as Laurel Auto Group scored two runs on a fielder’s choice and an RBI single by Tyler Drane.
First Commonwealth got one-run rallies in the second inning and the fifth. In the second, First Commonwealth scored on a groundout by Coukart, plating Noon.
Laurel Auto Group piled on four more runs in the top of the fourth. A wild pitch scored Austin Sleek for the inning’s first run.
A one-run fifth inning helped bring First Commonwealth within four. An RBI double by Marasti fueled First Commonwealth’s comeback. But, Boyer got Hamer to ground out to end the inning.
After posting one run in the sixth, Laurel Auto Group again scored one in the seventh. In the sixth, Laurel Auto Group scored on an RBI double by Cory Wheeler, bringing home Ben Webb.
Two runs in the bottom of the seventh helped First Commonwealth close its deficit to 8-4. An RBI triple by Marasti and an RBI single by Barefoot set off First Commonwealth rally. Boyer got the last out, as First Commonwealth’s Noon flew out.
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