By KEVIN HARRIS
CHARLESTOWN – New Albany scored five runs in the top of the eighth inning to pull out a 6-1 victory at Charlestown on Tuesday.
With the bases loaded in the eighth, Cody Medley broke the 1-1 tie with a bases-clearing double to knock in three runs and put the Bulldogs (2-3) up 4-1.
New Albany’s Ryan Robison had a solid game both on the mound and at the plate. He earned the victory, allowing one run on five hits in seven innings of work. Robison struck out four and issued four walks, as he threw 113 pitches. On offense, Robison was 2-for-3.
Teammate Steven Thom gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth with a two-out solo home run to center field. It was Thom’s first homer of the season.
The Pirates’ Brendan Brainard deadlocked the game at one in the bottom of the sixth with a two-out RBI single. Charlestown’s Thomas Hardin was 2-for-4.
New Albany will host Tri-County (Mich.) at 7 p.m. Thursday. The Pirates (0-4) will entertain Tri-County (MIch.) at 6 p.m. Friday.
NEW ALBANY 6, CHARLESTOWN 1
New Albany 000 100 05-6 9 1
Charlestown 000 001 00-1 5 3
W – Ryan Robison (1-1). L – Nolan Abell (0-1). 2B – Dylan Clark (NA), Cody Medley (NA), Alec Sipes (C). HR – Steven Thom (NA).
Records – New Albany 2-3, Charlestown 0-4.