Denny Manko (4 Innings), Jacob Gustic (2), and Jack Reed (1) combined on a two-hit shutout, and Ryan Felter belted three hits, as the Avonworth boys varsity baseball team defeated section opponent Beaver Falls 8-0 on the road.
The Lopes took an early 2-0 lead in the first, taking advantage of three Tigers errors. Tuner Grau singled in Jack Reed for the first run, and Corey Dick’s infield single plated the second run.
Avonworth broke the game open in the fourth inning, thanks to Felter’s three-run double. The Lopes would add three more in the seventh, highlighted by a Grau’s two-run double.
For the second consecutive game, the Lopes played flawless defense in support of solid pitching.
Avonworth, now 8-2 in section play (10-2 overall), next plays at section-leading Riverside 4:15 PM Wendesday.