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ERIE, Pa. – Nice and easy does it for the McDowell Trojans.
McDowell scored six runs in the second inning en route to a 12-2, 5-inning win over Erie in the District 10 Class 6A baseball championship game on Monday at UPMC Park.
The win was the third this season for the Trojans over the Royals.
McDowell scored five of those runs in the second with two outs, as Jackson Hower ripped a 2-run single, followed by an error and a bases-loaded walk to Chris Juchno.
The Trojans plated four more runs in the fourth on a wild pitch, an RBI knock off the bat of Matt Demski, and an error.
Hower was 2-for-3 with three runs and an RBI, while Juchno was 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBIs and Curtis King 1-of-r2 with a run and an RBI.
Dan Snyder started the game on the mound and went two shutout innings, striking out five. Gavin Snyder (1 ⅔ innings, 0 runs, 2 strikeouts) and Nick Hamilton (1 ⅓ innings, two earned runs) pitched in relief.
Jose Quinones took the loss for Erie, allowing six runs (four earned) on two hits and six walks in two innings. He struck out five.
Quinones and Braden Lazar had the RBIs for Erie.
The Trojans will draw either State College or Mifflin County in a subregional game on Wednesday.