Johnstown’s Martella’s Pharmacy moved to 2-0 in Pool C with an explosive offense in the seventh and eighth innings against the Brooklyn Bonnie Rams in front of an estimated 2,500 fans at Sargent’s Stadium at the Point to wrap up Day 2 of the 74th annual event.
Martella’s used two runs in the seventh and a five-run eighth to pull away in a game the Bonnie Rams had led by a run. Johnstown right fielder Omar Ward hit a three-run triple to highlight a five-run eighth inning, and the Canisius College player also made a running catch and threw to first to complete an important double play.
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In other Tuesday games:
■ New Orleans had 15 hits, including seven for extra bases, in a 12-6 victory over Johnstown-2 Paul Carpenter Capital Advisors at the Point. Brandon Briuglio had a three-run triple and Blake Freeman had a two-run, inside-the-park home run and Grant Mathews hit a two-run double for the Boosters.
■ New Brunswick shortstop Nick LoGatto had two hits and drove in a run in a 5-4 win over Zanesville. Matt Gibson and Collin Conrad had run-scoring hits for Zanesville.
■ Jesuan Martinez walked on a 3-2 count with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth as Brooklyn-3 Youth Service League beat Buffalo-3 Leibs 7-6 at Westmont Hilltop. Louis Peralta went 4-for-4 with three doubles and four RBIs for Brooklyn.
■ Dylan Gearhart struck out seven in 7 2/3 innings, John Servello homered and Drew Weglarz and Tyler Treese each drove in two runs as Altoona Johnston Realty beat the Columbus Jets 7-4 at Roxbury Park.
■ Buffalo-2 Full Circuit Power scored four unanswered runs in the seventh and eighth innings to overcome a deficit in a 7-4 victory over the Philadelphia Bandits at Mount Aloysius College. College coaches from University of North Carolina, Penn State and Pitt, including new head coach Mike Bell, watched Philadelphia 17-year-old right-hander Colton Smith throw. Smith struck out six and allowed three unearned runs.
■ Buffalo Royal Printing Jared Burmaster struck out 11 in a complete-game 3-2 win over Maryland State at Lilly Washington War Memorial Field.
■ Youngstown’s Tyler Zaluski hit a three-run homer in the third inning in a 11-1 victory over the Brooklyn-2 SAYO GRAYS at Portage’s Haschak Field. Brooklyn shorstop Genesis Nunez hit a solo homer for his team’s lone run.