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Carl Turner hit a three-run home run to give the Licking County Settlers a 7-5 victory against the Lorain County Ironmen.

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A walk-off homer gives the Settlers their sweep of the Lorain County Ironmen
Emily Moore

Quick outs each inning give the Settlers (6-7) their 7-5 loss and split with the Lorain County Ironmen (4-10).
Settlers start the game by scoring early on again. Craig Lewis got to first on an infield error and two stolen bases to move to third. Noah Hahn hit an RBI single to left to bring Lewis in.
Lorain County took a while to answer back, but finally did in the top of the fourth inning by scoring three off of four hits.
A defensive battle proved to be the reason both teams did not score. Settlers not being able to get another run until the eighth with Brady Bedingfield’s homer sailing over dead-center fence.
Carl Turner followed by bringing in Luke Shadid, who was standing on second after his single to left and Clinton Stable’s single to left.
With bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the eighth, the Ironmen put in their second reliever and walk Lewis to give the Settlers another run and cutting the Ironmen’s lead to one.
The Ironmen holding their score at three until the top of the eighth inning when they scored two more runs.
Turner hit a three-run walk-off homer over left-field fence to end the game in the bottom of the ninth with two outs to win the home series.
The Settlers take the day off tomorrow, but return to Don Edwards Park again on Tuesday facing the Grand Lake Mariners with the first pitch scheduled at 7:05.
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Big win last night!! We are back in action today at 4:05 against Lorain County Ironmen. We have our first giveaway of the season today as the first 50 kids will receive a pair of earbuds. It will be a beautiful day so come down and watch some great baseball at Don Edwards park and cheer the Settlers to another victory ... See MoreSee Less

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Settlers bring out their bats to shut down the Ironmen by ten
Emily Moore

In a 17-7 game, Licking County (5-7) puts run after run on against Lorain County (4-9) in the first game of the series.
After a quick collection of three outs for the Settlers on defense, Craig Lewis started off the game with a second-pitch homer that sailed over left-field fence in the bottom half of the first.
Luke Shadid followed with a bomb to the same spot that Lewis homered, bringing in Andrew Ivelia and giving the Settlers an early lead of 3-0.
The bats did not stop in the second. Brady Bedingfield got on base on an Ironmen’s error, and Lewis shot his second homer of the night, sending one over the 380-foot center-field fence, bringing in Bedingfield and getting the lead of 5-0.
After Noah Hahn getting walked, Shadid roped one down the third-base line to bring in Hahn and get the lead of 6-0.
Lorain County final got two runs back off of Settlers’ Addison Albright in the third.
After three straight walks from Lorain County’s pitcher, Bedingfield trotted home to step on home-plate for the second time of the night before an Ironmen pitching change.
Lorain County managed to score one more in the fourth, but the Settlers did not stand for that when they brought their bats back out in the fifth.
Michael Piscorz started off the inning by singling into right-field, followed by Lewis’ walk and Hahn’s double into left, scoring Piscorz.
Ivelia followed with a double that scored Lewis and Hahn. Next up, Shadid singled into deep left to bring in Ivelia and give the Settlers a new score of 11-3.
The Ironmen answered with another run in the sixth off of Jay Prior, who stepped on the mound at the top of the inning.
The Settlers answered immediately in the bottom half of the inning with Piscorz hitting a single to left to bring in Carl Turner from second-base.
Quiet until the eighth, Lewis scored for the third time of the night after an infield single, brought around the bases by Ivelia’s single to left-field.
Hahn, who walked to get on first, was brought in off of Shadid’s single to right-center field.
With two outs and bases loaded in the eighth, Turner brings Ivelia on his single to left-center, advancing the score to 15-4.
Bedingfield had a two-RBI double to deep left-center, bringing in Shadid and Jarrett Peters.
The Ironmen managed to score three more in the top of the ninth, but no more to catch up with Licking County.
With 17 hits versus the Ironmen’s 12 hits, the Settlers finalized the scorer at 17-7.
The Settlers defend their dirt tomorrow, facing the Ironmen again; first pitch is at 4:05.
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Tonight's game is now cancelled due to the weather and will not be made up! Next game is tomorrow night at home with first pitch at 7:05pm! ... See MoreSee Less

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