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  • Roosevelt's Austin Petravicius blasted two home runs for the Bears on Tuesday and helped the team to a 7-0 victory against Truman. Next up for Roosevelt is a district semifinal battle with Carlson Saturday at 10 a.m. Photo gallery by Frank Wladyslawski

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Roosevelt came out swinging in the first round of Division 1, District 14 action at Woodhaven on Tuesday and knocked off Truman 7-0.

Austin Petravicius blasted two home runs for the Bears and teammate Marcial Gomez went yard once for his squad. Petravicius finished 2-for-4 at the plate with three RBIs, while Gomez was 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

On the mound, starting pitcher Tyler Thorington was equally impressive, as he struck out 11 and allowed only three hits and one walk in six innings of work.

With the victory, Roosevelt advanced to take on Carlson Saturday in the semifinals, back at Woodhaven, at 10:00 a.m. The winner of that contest will face either Kennedy or Woodhaven later that day for the district title.

The Bears put one run on the board in the bottom of the first inning after Thorington scored on a single that was hit by Michael Bennett. The following inning, William Ososkie reached on a fielder’s choice and Petravicius stepped to the plate next and drilled a pitch over the left field fence to make it a 3-0 game.

Through the next three innings, the Cougars kept Roosevelt off the board, but in the fifth the squad exploded for four more runs.

Petravicius drilled a solo shot to put his team up 4-0 in the fifth and two batters later Gomez launched one out, with Thorington on base, and the Bears were suddenly up by six. To cap off the scoring, Andrew Hogge singled and knocked in Todd Sutherby. For Hogge it was his second hit of the day and he finished 2-for-3 with one RBI.

Hogge also came on to pitch the final inning of Tuesday’s game and preserved the 7-0 shutout.

For Truman, Zack Kaminski had two of the team’s three hits, while Justin Littleton had the other and Nick Vencelov reached base once with a walk.

Last Updated: 5/28/2014 8:53:52 PM EST