By Rick Knack
LIBERTY May 21, 2002 On the heels of a tough loss against Tuxedo on Thursday which cost them a chance to go to sectionals, the Liberty Indians rebounded in a big way on Friday.
That afternoon, Liberty (6-10, 2-7 OCIAA) defeated visiting Tri-Valley by the final score of 19-5 in an OCIAA Division IV game.
If the Indians were still thinking about the Tuxedo loss, it didnt show. Liberty scored nine runs in the in the bottom of the first against the Bears.
Tri-Valley (4-12, 1-8 OCIAA) just could not get into a rhythm. The Bears tried to rally in the top of the fourth, scoring two runs.
The Indians answered by scoring five runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Liberty pitcher Adam Myshtari (1-2) picked up the win.
Leading the Liberty offense were Jason Myshtari (two doubles), Zach Nackley (two RBI, triple), and Mike Salvia (three RBI). Each of them finished with three hits on the afternoon.
For the Bears, Greg Barnard had two hits.
Tim Osterhout took the loss on the mound for T-V.
We're a young team but we are getting better, T-V Coach Jim Kelly said.