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Times Observer Photo by Jon Sitler Warren Left fielder Ben Sowa throws a pitch at home plate to take down a Corry runner trying to fly away during Monday’s Region 5 baseball game at Old Legion Field.

Corry pitcher Nathan Lesher held Warren in check as the Beavers beat the Dragons 8-1 Monday in a Region 5 baseball game at Old Legion Field.

The senior threw exactly 100 pitches in seven five-hit innings, striking out nine scoreless.

“Not our best today,” said Warren coach Andrew Morrison, whose Dragons are 3-5 overall and 3-4 in the area. “Corry is a very good team, but we got ourselves into a bunch of bad situations with mistakes and a bad approach to the plate.

“Thanks Lesher,” added Morrison. “He threw a very good game; 70 keystrokes in 100 pitches will usually do the job. We didn’t attack fastball strikes early in the count like we usually do, which allowed him to come out in front of us.

A Warren error after Corry loaded the bases in the top of the fourth started the scoring in a four-run inning.

Blows from Owen Blum, Anthony Errett and Paul Smith led to an RBI defender being picked by Brady Berdine to bring Warren back to 5-1. Errett finished with two of Warren’s five hits in the loss.

A wild throw and an error led to two more points from Corry in the 8-1 win.

The Beavers are 6-1 and sit in second place in Region 5.

AJ Slattery pitched two shutout innings with four strikeouts in Warren’s 4-3 junior college loss.

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