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Heckler makes first varsity hit count, Methacton walks off; Livingstone UP do the same

Morgan Heckler’s first varsity hit came at an opportune time for the Methacton baseball team as his walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning led the Warriors to a 3-2 victory over visiting Phoenixville Monday afternoon.

The Warriors pounded out eight hits in the extra-inning victory ­— two apiece from Connor Smith and Ben Christian — and relied on solid performances on the bump from Josh Dubost and Zack Griffin. Dubost went the first six innings, allowing only two hits and one run (zero earned) while striking out four. Griffin got the win, tossing the next four innings and allowing three hits, one earned with no walks and three strikeouts.

Nick Opalkowski led the way with two hits for the Phantoms with Matt Osisek-Byrne performing well to start, tossing 4 2/3 innings with four strikeouts.

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Upper Perkiomen 9, Boyertown 8 >> Upper Perkiomen defeated the Bears on Monday thanks to a walk-off single by Trey Livingstone.

Both offenses were strong at the plate as Upper Perkiomen collected 11 hits and Boyertown eight.

Upper Perk evened things up at eight in the bottom of the sixth inning before winning it in the seventh.

Boyertown scored three runs in the second inning. The big inning for the Bears came thanks to a single by Tyler Kreitz, a single by Mitchell Peers, and another by Anthony Rota.

Nolan Graber earned the win for Upper Perk. He tossed 2-2/3 innings in relief, surrendering two runs, three hits, striking out four and walking zero. Noah Kurtz took the loss in relief for Boyertown. He threw one inning, surrendering two runs, three hits, striking out one, and walking none.

Brandon Reil, Brett Fullerton, and Brian Pijanowski each collected multiple hits for Upper Perk.

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Owen J. Roberts 4, Pottsgrove 1 >> Calvin Endy pitched a complete game where he scattered three hits while allowing one run (zero earned) and striking out two as the Wildcats downed the Falcons.

OJR finished with two hits in support of Endy, with Bobby Walker, Andrew Fisher, Austin Levengood and Josh Fulmer scoring runs.

Pottsgrove’s Lucas Stringer pitched effectively in his four innings of relief, allowing five hits and one run while striking out two.

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