LOCAL BASEBALL: Stewartstown's Blake Kendrick shuts out first-place East Prospect

  • Stewartstown earned a 5-0 Susquehanna League win over first-place East Prospect on Tuesday.
  • Stewartstown's Blake Kendrick threw a five-hit shutout to get the win, striking out 10.
  • Marcus Stevenson led Stewartstown's offense with three hits, two RBIs and a run scored.

Blake Kendrick was dominant on the mound Tuesday evening against the best team in the Susquehanna League.

Stewartstown pitcher pitcher Blake Kendrick delivers against East Prospect on Tuesday evening, July 17, 2018. John A. Pavoncello photo

Kendrick pitched a five-hit shutout against first-place East Prospect in the visiting Vets' 5-0 triumph. He struck out 10 and walked just two while throwing 111 pitches.

The Stewartstown offense, meanwhile, pounded out a dozen hits against the Pistons, including three from Marcus Stevenson, who drove in two runs and scored one. One of Stevenson's hits was a double.

Justin Sommer (two hits, two runs), Cody Brittain (two hits, double, RBI, run) and Jesse Brittain (two hits, double, RBI) also excelled at the plate for the Vets.

Bren Taylor and Jeremy Mohr each had two hits for Prospect. One of Taylor's hits was a double.

Seth Lefever also pitched a complete game for the Pistons, allowing four earned runs. He struck out three without a walk.

East Prospect fell to 23-6. Stewartstown improved to 14-13.

Stewartstown's Cody Brittain is chased by Bren Taylor of East Prospect during a run-down, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. John A. Pavoncello photo




York Township 5, Felton 1: At Township, James Guiseppe threw a three-hit complete game to get the victory.

Guiseppe didn't allow an earned run while striking out seven and walking three in a 110-pitch effort.

Roberto Barranca doubled and drove in three runs for Township. Tyler Page added two hits for the winners, including a triple, while driving in one run.

Township improved to 19-9 with the victory and moved within 3 1/2 games of first-place East Prospect.

Dan Waldrup had two of Felton's three hits and scored the Ducks' only run.

Windsor 10, Conrads 5: At Windsor, Zach Gettys and Grant Swartz combined for seven RBIs to power the Cardinals.

Gettys finished with two hits, four RBIs and two runs scored, while Swartz had two hits, three RBIs and a run scored. Both Gettys and Swartz homered, while Gettys also tripled.

Chris Liggett (two hits, three runs) and Cole Daugherty (two hits, double, two runs) also excelled at the plate for Windsor (6-22).

Mark Shoff got the complete-game seven-hit win, allowing just two earned runs, with six strikeouts and three walks. He needed 111 pitches.

Nolan Boushell (homer, double, two runs, two RBIs), Josh Knaub (two hits, RBI, run) and Rick Thompson (homer) led Conrads (16-13).



Pleasureville 6, Stoverstown 3: At Stoverstown, the Hawks handed the first-place Tigers a rare loss.

Pleasureville (8-12-2) plated three runs in the first and three runs in the second and that turned out to be enough to earn the victory.

Devon Dellinger's three-run double in the second was the big blow in the game. Ben Reed started both rallies with singles and finished 3 for 3 with two runs scored. 

Beau Burris went five innings to get the win and also went 2 for 2 with two runs scored at the plate. Clint Bohn pitched two innings of scoreless, one-hit relief to get the save, striking out three.

Chris Mattison pitched well in relief for Stoverstown (21-3-1), going 5 2/3 innings, while being charged with one run. He struck out nine and walked four.

Matt Taylor (three hits, double, RBI, run) and Zach Schuler (two hits, RBI, run) led the Stoverstown offense.

Glen Rock 7, Dover 4: At Dover, Glen Rock exploded for a four-run fourth inning to break a 2-2 tie and take control of the game.

Trevor Walzl (homer, double, three RBIs, run) and Scott Merkel (three hits, two RBIs, run) powered "The Rock."

Daniel Rogers got the save with three innings of two-hit, shutout relief. Conor Miller got the win.

Dover was paced by Austin Rickrode (two hits, run) and Eric McNeil (two hits, double, RBI, run).