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Caravel catcher Miguel Herb tags the Sals' C.J. Moxley out at the plate in the third inning of the teams' game on March 30. Dialog photo/Mike Lang

BEAR — Tim Tyler and Orvy Potts combined to allow just three hits and struck out 10 to lead Caravel to a 3-1 baseball victory over Salesianum on March 30 in Bear.

The Buccaneers improved to 2-0, while the Sals fell in their first game of the season after a pair of rainouts.

Zane Bohn got Caravel started by leading off the bottom of the first with a walk. Tyler singled with one out, and after a strikeout, Bradyn Thompson singled to lead the bases. Truman Auwerda then walked to force in Bohn.

Tyler faced the minimum number of batters through two innings, but the Sals got to him in the third. Salesianum had runners at second and third with two outs when Rossi singled to left. Michael Dell’Oso scored, but Auwerda fired a strike to catcher Miguel Herb to get C.J. Moxley for the third out.

The Bucs added single runs in the fourth and fifth. Auwerda singled and scored in the fourth on a wild pitch, and courtesy runner Shane Nardo, on the bases for Tyler, came home on a double by Jack Bujnowski in the fifth.

Tyler walked the bases loaded in the top of the fifth, but he got out of the inning with a strikeout. He hit Jimmy Gray to open the sixth, but Herb threw Gray out trying to steal. Tyler struck out the next batter before he was pulled, having reached the early season pitch limit.

Potts came in and walked the first batter he faced, but he got out of the inning with a strikeout. He also struck out the first two batters of the seventh. Dell’Oso singled to keep the Sals’ hopes alive, but Moxley grounded out to short to end the game.

Tyler worked 5.2 innings, allowing two hits and an unearned run. He struck out seven and worked around five walks. Potts struck out three of the four outs he recorded. Auweerda had a walk and single, a run batted in and one scored. The Buccaneers travel to Laurel on April 2, with first pitch at 4:15 p.m.

For the Sals, Rossi pitched 3.1 innings, allowing two runs, one of which was earned, on two hits and two walks. He struck out eight. Matt Speicher allowed a run on four hits, striking out a pair. Moxley and Dell’Oso each reached base three times. The Sals play their first game at their temporary home on April 2, welcoming Conrad to Dyer Field in Claymont for a 4 p.m. start.

Photos by Mike Lang.