TWINSBURG: A majority of high school baseball games go seven innings.

Twinsburg and Wadsworth met on Thursday and Friday, and neither game fit that traditional mold.

Raindrops, lightning, thunder and strong gusts of wind limited Friday’s meeting to just five innings as the host Tigers emerged with a 6-0 victory one day after the host Grizzlies won 2-1 in 10 innings.

“We competed again with one of the best teams we have played all year,” Twinsburg coach Donald R. Jones said. “We competed for 10 innings [Thursday] night and we came out [Friday] with a purpose to play pitch-by-pitch and compete with them again. [Friday] night, things fell our way. [Thursday] night, things fell their way.

“We were really excited in run scoring situations [Thursday] night and we uncharacteristically swung at some bad pitches. We kind of jumped out at the ball. [Friday] night, we settled in, we let the ball get deep and we stayed on it.”

Twinsburg (8-6, 5-4) took a 2-0 lead in a bottom of the first with three hits and an error. Junior Dylan Jackson smacked a double to right-center field that scored senior Jason Stahlman and junior Justin Laley belted a double to left-center field that scored Jackson.

“They are a very good team and we knew that we had to come in with the same approach,” Jackson said. “We were aggressive at the plate and knew we could get the hits and runs. We were also confident in our defense and pitching.”

The Tigers’ lead reached 3-0 in the second when Stahlman lifted a sacrifice fly to right field that brought in sophomore Tyler Peltz.

The storm passed through Twinsburg’s field during the top of the fifth. The rain and wind picked up in the bottom of the fifth, and lightning forced the teams off the field.

Twinsburg scored three runs in the fifth before the storm put a halt on the game with one out and runners on the corners. Seniors Sean Williams and Ethan Bernhard hit singles that scored Jackson and Laley, respectively, and Williams came across on a wild pitch.

Twinsburg sophomore Zack Carinci pitched a one-hit shutout to get the win.

“We needed to finish with runners in scoring position and get those runners in,” Carinci said. “We were smart and played the baseball that we know how to play.”

Wadsworth (11-5, 8-3) won Thursday’s game when junior Carl Pennington hit a walk-off single that scored sophomore pinch runner Trey Shaffer in the bottom of the 10th. Shaffer entered to run for junior Nick Lallathin, who had hit a double.

Lallathin pitched the first eight innings Thursday and gave way to senior Dylan Kubilus, who got the win after pitching the final two innings. “I thought [Thursday] between both teams was one of the better games that I have seen in my time coaching,” Wadsworth coach Greg Pickard said. “[Friday], we just couldn’t sit back. They had a junk-baller out there and he did a good job keeping us off balance. [Thursday] I think we had some good at-bats and we had some hard hit balls [Friday] that just went right at them. They are a good team. They get in there, they swing the bats, they run the bases and they play the game the right way.”

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