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Reporter/Times Herald Baseball Roundup: Plymouth Whitemarsh edges Quakertown in 8 to stay undefeated

Plymouth Whitemarsh 4, Quakertown 3 (8) >> Plymouth Whitemarsh needed extra innings to remain undefeated Thursday, scoring two runs in the top of the eight then holding on in the bottom of the frame to edge Quakertown in the SOL Liberty Division contest.

Michael Miller broke the 2-2 tie in the eight with an RBI single then two batters later Luke Gartland put the Colonials up 4-2 with a two-out RBI single.

A one-out Trevor Hurst RBI groundout had the Panthers within a run in the bottom of the frame. Vince Pellegrini followed with a two-out single but next batter lined out to center field.

Luke Caucci was 2-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored for PW (14-0, 6-0 division).

Pellegrini went 3-for-4 at the plate and also pitched the first six innings for Quakertown (8-6, 2-4), which had its six-game win streak snapped. He allowed two runs- both unearned – on four hits, walked one and struck out eight.

PW grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on a Caucci RBI double and Jack Hildebrand’s RBI single.

The Panthers made it 2-1 in the bottom of the first with a one-out, bases loaded RBI groundout from Peyton Kochel. Quakertown pulled even in the third on Justin Butler’s RBI sacrifice fly.

Alex Wilkie-Viscio got the win for the Colonials pitching 2 2/3 innings in relief. He gave up one earned run on one hit, walked one and struck out two.

Hatboro-Horsham 7, Wissahickon 3 >> Wissahickon scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to erase a 2-0 deficit but Hatboro-Horsham responded with five in the top of the seventh to rally for its sixth win in a row.

Jimmy Tooley delivered a go-ahead, two-RBI single in the seventh and finished 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored for the Hatters (9-6, 3-3 SOL Liberty), who collected 16 hits – all singles. Will Bruner was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, Ryan Toporowski went 2-for-4 with an RBI with Trey Porter going 2-for-4 with a run scored.

The loss ended a four-game win streak for the Trojans (9-6, 3-3 SOL Liberty)

In the bottom of the sixth, Wissahickon knotted things 2-2 on RBI doubles from Jackson Tappen and Nate DeVincent then went ahead on Kasey Weiss’ two-out RBI single.

The Hatters began the seventh with three straight singles by Trey Porter, Jack Elwell and Cole Fisher to load the bases with no outs. Tooley’s single plated two for a 4-3 HH lead. The next at-bat, Nick Katherine made it 5-3 with his RBI single. Three batters later, Bruner pushed the lead to four with his two-out, two-RBI single to right.

HH starting pitcher Fisher got the win, giving up three runs – all earned – on eight hits in six innings. He did not allow a walk, hit one batter and struck out five. Logan Fisher picked up the save after coming in with a runner on and no out in the seventh and retiring all three batters he faced – two by strikeout.

The Hatters scored the game’s first run in the top of the fourth on a Toporowski RBI single then went up 2-0 in the sixth on a Bruner two-out RBI single.

Central Bucks East 2, Pennridge 1 >> Central Bucks East had just two hits but the made both of them count as the Patriots scored a run each in the fifth and the sixth to rally past visiting Pennridge for an SOL Colonial victory.

Jack Mislan put East (10-3, 4-1) even with the Rams with a two-out RBI single to left in the bottom of the fifth while Joey Wilga brought home the winning run an inning later with his one-out RBI singe to right.

In the top of the seventh, Pennridge’s Joey Calabretti hit a one-out single but Xavier Sjostedt struck out the next batter and the Patriots threw out Calabretti when he tried to steal second base.

CB East has won two straight and four of its last five.

The Rams (3-11, 1-5) took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third as Matt Atchley hit a two-out single then scored on Bobby Croyle’s RBI double.

Sjostedt earned the win, giving up a hit, no walks and struck out three in pitching two scoreless inning in relief of starter Max McGrady. McGrady went five innings, gave up one earned run on four hits, walked four and struck out six.

Rams starting pitcher Ryan DeHaven took the loss despite a solid complete-game effort. He allowed two runs – both earned – on two hits. He walked three and struck out five.

La Salle 3, Archbishop Ryan 1 >> La Salle starting pitcher Emmett McLaughlin threw six solid innings, Joe Cattie hit a pair of doubles and La Salle stayed unbeaten in the Philadelphia Catholic League with a home win over Archbishop Ryan.

McLaughlin gave up one run – unearned – on two hits to earn the win. He walk one, hit one batter and struck out eight. Joey Chesnik pitched the seventh for the save, giving up a hit and striking out one.

Cattie went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for the Explorers (13-2, 9-0 league), who led 2-0 after a run in both the second and fourth. Eric Shandler was 2-for-2 with a double, RBI and run scored.

Ryan got within 2-1 with a run in the top of the fifth but La Salle regained its two-run edge on Cattie’s RBI double in the bottom of the frame.

Cattie led off the bottom of the second with a double then scored to make it 1-0 when Shandler hit an RBI single the next at-bat.

Shandler began the bottom of the fourth with a double, went to third on Justin Machita’s sacrifice bunt and came home on Brian Baquero’s RBI single.

Central Bucks South 10, Souderton 4 >> Jimmy Kelly and Owen Petrich both hit home runs while Central Bucks South scored a run in each inning it batted in – including four in the bottom of the third – to claim an SOL Colonial win.

Kelly finished 4-for-5 with four RBIs and two runs scored and Petrich went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, two walks and a run for the Titans (8-6,4-1 division).

South starting pitching Alex Balint went six innings in earning the victory, allowing four runs – one earned – on three hits, walked two, hit three batters and struck out four. Matt Boyce was 2-for-4 and Dakota Beck scored two runs.

Luke Pollock and Alex Morales each had an RBI as Souderton (5-9, 2-4) lost their second straight.

The Indians jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first. Shanley Wall led off the game with a triple and scored on an error. Pollock came in on a passed ball while Morales plated the third run with an RBI ground out.

Kelly began the bottom of the first with a home run, the Titans scored another run in the second then went ahead with a four-spot in the third – Petrich’s two-run homer putting South up 4-3 with two errors leading to two more runs.

South made it 7-3 with a run in the fourth before a Pollock RBI single in the top of the fifth had Souderton within three. But Kelly answered with an RBI single in the bottom of the inning and the Titans tacked on a pair of runs in the sixth.

Dock Mennonite 22, Morrisville 0 (3) >> Devon Ross led off the game with a home run to left as Dock Mennonite scored 14 runs in the top of the first and cruised to a three-inning victory.

Cooper Brannon went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and a run scored while Ross finished with three RBIs and two runs scored for the Pioneers, who plated four runs in both the second and third.

Zach Frederick was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and three runs scored, Brian Dorneman went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored while Sam Laux and Logan Hinnershitz both had a RBI and four runs scored.

Matt Miles recorded three RBIs and scored three times, Josh Mascio had a three RBIs and a run with Zach Neff collecting an RBI and three runs scored.

Lower Moreland 8, Upper Moreland 2 >> Lower Moreland got its offense going late to snap a six-game losing skid, scoring four runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to beat visiting Upper Moreland.

Donato Incollingo gave the Lions a 4-2 lead in the fifth with his three-run home run as he finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run while Jack Doneker went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored for the Lions (4-9, 3-3 SOL Freedom).

Mason Tammaro was 2-for-4 with an RBI while on the mound threw six innings to earn the win, allowing two runs – both earned – on eight hits, one walk, one hit batter and struck out one. Bryce Fazio doubled and also scored twice.

Kevin Davis gave Upper Moreland (4-9, 2-4 SOL Freedom) a 2-0 lead with his two-run home run in the third. Davis was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run while Shawn Townsend went 2-for-4 with a double.

Fazio led off the bottom of the fifth witha double while Mike Pennsisi kept the inning going with a two-out walk. Doneker’s RBI single on the next at-bat made it 2-1 while Incollingo followed with his three-run homer to put LM up for good.

The Lions added four more runs with two outs in the sith. An error on a Matt Dymowski error brought in the first run. After a Doneker RBI single, an error on Incollingo error allowed another run in while Tamarro’s RBI single made it 8-2.



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