Tallmadge baseball team gets past Field in sectional play

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The Tallmadge baseball team earned a 6-1 victory over Field in a Division II sectional title game May 16 at Dave Young Field.

The fourth-seeded Blue Devils improved to 7-12, while the Falcons dropped to 7-13.

Tallmadge is scheduled to play the Chagrin Falls-Pepper Pike Orange winner in a Division II district semifinal contest May 20 at Canal Park in Akron. First pitch is set for 5 p.m.

Right-hander Jason Beaumont went the distance on the mound to get the win. He finished with 11 strikeouts, got two double plays by his defense and allowed just five hits.

Beaumont also walked a batter and hit two batters. Field was just 1 of 11 with runners on base, while Tallmadge finished 3 of 16 with runners in scoring position.

Right-hander Tristan Sprague took the loss for the Falcons. He pitched into the fifth before being relieved by left-hander Adam Demyan, who finished the game.

The Blue Devils got on the board in the bottom of the first.

Conor McVey got things started with a one-out bunt single and went to second base on a walk to John Rensel.

Matt Noel followed with a run-scoring single to right to give Tallmadge a 1-0 lead.

The Blue Devils got three more runs in the second.

After back-to-back singles by Tyler Duben and Bill Woods, Chris Gray smacked a two-run double toward the fence in left-center. Gray eventually made it 4-0 when he scored on a wild pitch.

Field got on the board in the top of the third.

After Jarrett Troutman was hit by a pitch and moved to second on a passed ball, Alex Bower drove him home with a single to left.

But that was all for the Falcons.

Tallmadge added a run when Gray hit a single and eventually scored on an infield error in the fourth.

The Blue Devils scored an unearned run in the fifth. Chris Gray made it 6-1 with a run-scoring double to right-center.

Tallmadge finished with 10 hits and on error. Field had three errors.

For more, see the May 25 edition of the Tallmadge Express.

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