Trojans, Indians still in hunt for district titles
Marian 7, Tri-Valley 0
POTTSVILLE — On a rare Memorial Day game, Tri-Valley looked to bring home its second straight District XI Class A baseball championship. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs ran into one of the area’s best pitchers in Marian’s Joe Nahas.
Nahas and the Marian Colts defense held Tri-Valley to just two baserunners, a two-out walk in the sixth and the single by Hunter Herb in the fifth to break up the perfect game bid. Nahas finished the game with 13 strikeouts.
“They’re a good team and that pitcher (Nahas) is very good,” coach Bob Felty said following the game. “You can’t make anything happen if you can’t get any baserunners.”
Marian pounded out 10 hits in the victory and took advantage of six Tri-Valley errors to score in five out of their six at-bats. Will Kimmel took the loss on the mound for Tri-Valley, striking out two and only allowing three earned runs.
The game took about two hours to complete, including a 30-minute play stoppage after home plate umpire Del Phillips took a Will Kimmel foul ball to the face mask, knocking him out of the game.
“You can’t make the mistakes we made today and expect to beat a good team like that,” Felty said.
“I’m proud of our effort this year,” Felty said about his 14-8 Tri-Valley Bulldogs. “I just thought we could play better than what we did today.”
Tri-Valley — 000 000 0 — 0 1 6
Marian — 110 212 x — 7 10 0
W — Nahas. L — Kimmel.
Hits: Tri-Valley — Herb. Marian — Salerno 2, Hinkle, Snerr, Keer 4, Nahas, DeAngelo.
2B — Hinkle. 3B — DeAngelo.
Millersburg 2, Lancaster County Christian 0
FREDERICKSBURG — Millersburg scored all of its runs in the first inning, thanks to RBI hits from Christian Wingard and Matt Snyder, to advance in the District III Class A tournament.
Wingard had two hits in the game, including a double, and was the winning pitcher, striking out 12 and only allowing three hits in the complete game victory over top-seeded Lancaster County Christian.
The Indians now will face the 16-5 Newport team for the championship on Thursday, June 2 at a site and time to be determined.
Millersburg — 200 000 0 — 2 8 0
Lancaster County Christian — 000 000 0 — 0 3 0
W — Wingard L — Ebersole.
Hits: Millersburg — Wingard 2, Lehman, Crum, Snyder, Shomper, Grexon, Latshaw. Lancaster County Christian — Ebersole, Brubaker, Heck.
2B — Wingard, Snyder.
Upper Dauphin 2, Annville-Cleona 1
ELIZABETHVILLE — Drake Lenker ripped an RBI double while Calen Reigner had an RBI within their two hits apiece as Upper Dauphin moved into the semifinals of the District III Class AA baseball tournament.
On the mound, Lenker got the win in relief of starting pitcher Kyle Glouner. The two combined their efforts to hold Annville-Cleona to just three hits and a run.
The win advances Upper Dauphin to the semifinals of the Class AA tournament, taking on 16-4 Lancaster Catholic at Northern York High School in Dillsburg, at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31. Results will be in next week’s Citizen-Standard.
Annville-Cleona — 100 000 0 — 1 3 1
Upper Dauphin — 000 100 1 — 2 8 2
W — Lenker. L — Long.
Hits: Annville-Cleona — Long, Schrader, Balmer. Upper Dauphin — Bingaman, Glouner, Reigner, Deitrich, Bond, Lenker 2.
2B — Long, Lenker.
Tri-Valley 2, Shenandoah Valley 1
POTTSVILLE — Tri-Valley’s berth in the District XI Class A title game can be attributed to one inning where the team rallied for the victory.
Already up 1-0, Shenandoah Valley was looking for more with runners on first and second. When the batter laid down the bunt, pitcher Will Kimmel fielded it and quickly threw to third. Third baseman Jake Masser then whipped it to first for the double play.
In the bottom half of the inning, Hunter Herb led off the inning with a double, then advanced to third after Jaden Buchanan’s bunt single. Buchanan stole second and then with one out, Herb scored on a wild pitch and Buchanan scored on the squeeze play for a 2-1 lead that held up.
Kimmel struck out eight and allowed only five hits in the win. Tri-Valley now faced top-seeded Marian on Monday for the championship in Pottsville.
Shenandoah Valley — 001 000 0 — 1 5 1
Tri-Valley — 000 200 0 — 2 5 4
W — Kimmel. L — I. McCole.
Hits: Shenandoah Valley — Kosar 2, Jacavage, Creasy, Dombrowski. Tri-Valley — Schwalm, Schaeffer Herb, J. Buchanan, Yoder.
2B — Herb.
Millersburg 4, Halifax 1
HALIFAX — Millersburg jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first four innings and held on to defeat Halifax and advance to the District III Class A semifinals.
Matt Snyder led Millersburg’s offensive output with two singles while Austin Lehman added a double. That led the way for pitcher Hunter Grexon to get the win in a complete-game victory, striking out two while allowing only five hits.
Halifax was led by Tyler Berzowski, who had an RBI single to bring home Koby Bowman for the Wildcats’ only run. Luke Blasick took the loss on the mound, despite striking out eight and allowing six hits, but also walking six and hitting two batters.
Millersburg was scheduled to face Lancaster County Christian, the top seed in the tournament on May 26 in Fredericksburg, while Halifax ends its season with a 9-8 record.