Firestone used hits, sacrifice flies and sacrifice bunts to earn an 11-3 win over Ellet on Tuesday at the University of Akron’s Lee R. Jackson Field.

The outcome came one day after Ellet topped host Firestone 6-3.

“Yesterday was a frustrating game,” Firestone senior Max Erisey said. “Nothing was really going our way. We weren’t hitting the ball and we weren’t making the plays that we were suppose to make, and we came out here today and flipped it around. We were smoking the ball, and we were making every play that we needed to make. We brought it as a team much better. We were much louder in the dugout, and we were much more excited between every play.”

Firestone (7-4, 5-1) had 14 hits — all singles. Junior Spencer Sacha led the Falcons with four singles, four RBI and a run scored.

“It feels really good to bounce back and play really well against this team,” Sacha said. “They are a great team to beat, being our, I guess you could say, rival [in the City Series]. Everybody has got joy in their hearts and we are happy.”

Erisey and junior Jack Kirven both had three hits, scored two runs and had an RBI. Erisey also pitched six innings to get the win.

“That was the most satisfying game and our best game all around,” Kirven said. “We took advantage of every single sacrifice fly and bunt. Bunts were great today.”

Firestone took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when senior Josh Alexander singled in Erisey. The Falcons' lead reached 2-0 in the fourth when senior Ian Hartman singled in Kirven.

Andy McClelland hit a double and scored on a sacrifice fly by Josh Jaeger to help Ellet (5-4, 5-1) cut its deficit to 2-1 in the fourth.

Firestone countered with four runs in the fifth with senior Connor O’Brien, Erisey, Sacha and junior James Spengler each scoring. Sacha, Alexander and Kirven also drove in a run in the inning that included two errors.

Falcons junior Steve Johnston and O’Brien both crossed the plate in the sixth and seventh, and Kirven also scored in the seventh. Erisey and Sacha both collected an RBI in the sixth. The seventh included Johnston getting an RBI and Sacha getting his final two RBI.

“I have a good group of kids,” Firestone coach Jeff Sloan said. “ … I am really proud of how they bounced back. I told them, ‘Cut out the errors, keep hitting the ball and stay focused.’ ”

Said Ellet coach John Sarver: “In a sense, this is the classic Ellet and Firestone rivalry. We won a game and they won a game, and we still have to win ballgames to get to the City Series postseason championship.”