By Rob Hamilton
Cardington was able to edge Mount Gilead in a road baseball game on Monday by a 4-3 margin.
Despite outhitting MG 10-4, the Pirates needed to hold off a late Indian rally to claim the win. They led 4-1 midway through the fourth inning, but gave up one run in both that inning and the fifth to make it a one-run contest.
Avery Harper earned the win, while Trey Brininger got the save. They combined to give up four hits and three walks, while striking out 10. Danny Vaught had a home run and single for Cardington, while Nick McAvoy added a double and Nico Wade, Harper and Josh Shook all had two singles.
All four Indian hits were singles. Jacob Lodge handled pitching duties, striking out two and walking three.
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