STRUTHERS, OH (WKBN)-Jared Burkert pitched seven innings of shutout baseball to lead Poland past West Branch in the Division II Struthers District semifinals 4-0.
Burkert gave the Warriors fits throughout the evening recording 11 strikeouts in Poland’s 24th victory of the season.
On the offensive end, Nick Romeo led the way with a hit and 2 RBIs and Anthony Calcani had a hit, 2 runs, and 3 stolen bases.
Andrew Shutler kept West Branch in the game, limiting damage in several innings. The loss is the senior’s only blemish on the season (6-1) as the Warriors end the year at 20-9 overall.
Poland improves to 24-2 and will play Canfield Thursday in the District Final.