LOCAL BASEBALL: Hallam outlasts Stewartstown for nine-inning triumph on bases-loaded walk
It's been quite a year so far for Hallam's Brian Crumbling.
The 20-plus year veteran of the Susquehanna League recently collected his 100th career victory.
Thursday night at home against Stewartstown, Crumbling added another victory to his resume in a 3-2, nine-inning triumph over visiting Stewartstown.
Coming on in relief of starter Travis Stump with two on and one out in the eighth inning, Crumbling induced a double-play grounder to end the inning.
Crumbling ran into some trouble in the ninth, but fanned the final two batters with runners in scoring position to keep his team tied.
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the inning, first baseman Angel Matias worked a five-pitch walk to force in the game-winning run.
"That's baseball," Express veteran Corey Knaub said.
The Express appeared headed to victory earlier when Stump was keeping the Vets at bay for most of the night. But a two-out single in the top of the seventh pulled Stewartstown even, sending the game to extra innings.
Hallam is now 10-4. Stewartstown is 4-6.
Conrads 4, East Prospect 3: At Conrads, East Prospect suffered its first loss of the season after 13 straight wins.
Conrads (9-5) trailed 3-1 entering the bottom of the fifth, but scored once in the fifth and twice in the sixth to win it. The two runs in the sixth came on Nolan Boushell's homer. Boushell had three hits on the night.
Josh Bobbitt got the win with 1 2/3 innings of one-hit, scoreless relief.
Ryky Smith had four hits, two RBIs and a run scored in a losing cause.
Windsor 6, Felton 2: At Windsor, the home team won behind a five-hit complete game from Shawn Wilson, who struck out seven and allowed one earned run.
Wilson also had two hits and an RBI. Windsor's other hitting leaders were Zach Gettys (two hits, RBI, run), Mark Shoff (two hits, RBI, run) and Matt Robinson (two RBIs, hit, two walks, run).
It was Windsor's first win after 12 losses.
Felton got two hits, including a double, and a run scored from Patrick Daugherty. Briar Lauer pitched well in relief for Felton, allowing one run over five innings with four strikeouts.
York Township 11, Jacobus 3: At Jacobus, Andy Freeburger led the visitors to the victory by belting four doubles with four RBIs and three runs scored.
Also for Township, Micah Striebig went 4 for 4, including a double, with one run scored; Austin Martinez went 2 for 3 with a homer and four RBIs; Max Naill went 3 for 4 with a double and two runs scored; and Tyler Page threw a complete game on the mound, striking out seven and walking one.
For Jacobus, Kyle Saxman homered, while Hunter Smith went 2 for 3.
Manchester 9, Mount Wolf 0: At Mount Wolf, Wyatt Beakler and Dale Houser combined on a six-hit shutout.
Beakler went the first six innings, striking out nine.
Manchester's 14-hit attack was led by Trey McWilliams (three hits, three RBIs), Jonah Latshaw (two hits, two RBIs), Austin Allison (two hits, RBI, run), Matt Jordan (two hits, two runs), Adam Kipp (two hits, run) and Robert Elzinga (two RBIs, run).
Jesse Sargen had two hits for Mount Wolf, including a double.
Jefferson 7, Dover 6: At Jefferson, Jordan Higgins' RBI double in the bottom of the sixth scored Austin Dellinger, who singled earlier in the inning, to give the home the lead for good.
Higgins went 2 for 3 with a walk. Also for Jefferson, Colin Porter went 2 for 3, including a two-run homer in the bottom of the third, a double and one walk, while Joe Jasinski went 2 for 3 with an RBI.
For Dover, Cody Collins and Brad Slagle each went 2 for 3.