McCune pitches ’Cane to 6-2 win over Cavs


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Brady McCune pitched a complete game and Chris Wolary homered for the second straight game as Wilmington defeated Chillicothe 6-2 in a South Central Ohio League baseball game on the WHS diamond.

McCune scattered eight hits and four walks but kept the Cavaliers at bay most of the day. He allowed just one earned run while striking out four.

WHS coach Rick Kneisel said he went out to talk with McCune in the sixth inning, but the senior hurler said he was good to close it out.

“I let him go more than I wanted but getting a complete game (is big),” Kneisel said. “It is going to be tight from here on out, seems like we play almost every day.”

McCune was aided in the seventh inning by a fly ball double play, started by Wolary, the WHS right fielder. Kneisel said with a runner on first in the seventh, Wolary went toward the line to catch a slicing fly ball then fired a strike to first baseman Chad Davis for the double play.

Wolary also had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a homer, two runs scored and two runs batted. His HR came in the fifth and gave WHS a 5-1 lead.

“He hit it into the teeth of that wind,” Kneisel said. “I didn’t think anybody was going to get one out into left field where the wind was coming directly in. It was a big shot.”

The win puts WHS at 6-5 overall and 5-1 in the league. Chillicothe is 2-5 overall.

Andrew Davis had a couple of hits. He scored in the first on a single by Stephen Krause. In the sixth, Andrew Davis drove in a teammate with a sacrifice fly. Jordan Ianson drove in Wolary with a bloop single in the third. McCune had a hit, a stolen base and a run scored in the second.

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