LOCAL BASEBALL, TUESDAY, MAY 21: Matt Ruth's dominating relief effort leads Hallam to win

Hallam Express pitcher Matt Ruth.

Matt Ruth pitched four innings of hitless, shutout relief on Tuesday night to lead Hallam to a 7-2 Susquehanna League victory at York Township.

Ruth struck out seven and didn't walk a batter in a dominating effort to pick up the win. Ruth also doubled and scored a run at the plate.

Kerry Clark powered the Hallam offense with a homer and triple, to go with three RBIs and a run scored. Eric McNeil (two hits, double, two RBIs, run), Alex Tucci (two RBIs) and Joe Pietrobone (double, run) also excelled for the winners.

Brady Lefever had two hits and an RBI for Township.

Hallam is now 2-2. Township fell to 0-3.




Windsor 15, Stewartstown 9: At Stewartstown, Zach Gettys led the Cardinals by going 5 for 5, including a triple and a double, to go with three runs scored and one RBI.

Also for Windsor, Shawn Wilson slugged two homers, drove in five runs and scored three runs; Brandon White went 2 for 4 with a homer, four runs scored and two RBIs; Tyler Stabley went 2 for 2 with three RBIs and two walks; Grant Schwartz went 2 for 4, including a double, with two runs scored and one RBI; and Connor Dewees went 2 for 5 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

For Stewartstown, Justin Sommer went 2 for 4, including a double, with two runs scored, while Bubba Jacobs connected for a homer and collected three RBIs.

East Prospect 3, Jacobus 2: At East Prospect, Seth Lefever pitched 2 1/3 innings of two-hit, shutout relief to get the win.

Sam Deardorff also pitched well in a starting role for East Prospect, going 4 2/3 innings and allowing zero earned runs, striking out four.

Justin Kilpartrick gave Jacobus a strong relief outing, going three innings and allowing one hit and zero earned runs, but still took the tough-luck loss.

In a game that featured just seven hits, Hunter McClintock scored a run and drove in a run for the Pistons. Mike Austin had two hits for Jacobus, while Rob Acierno doubled and drove in a run.



Jefferson 2, Mount Wolf 1 (8 innings): At Mount Wolf, Dave Zweizig led the visitors to the victory by starting the game on the mound and throwing seven innings, striking out six, walking two and allowing no earned runs to pick up the win.

Jefferson's Tyler Troxel doubled with an RBI.

For Mount Wolf, Mark Burnside started the game on the mound and threw seven innings, striking out eight, walking three and allowing one hit to receive a no-decision. Teammate Josh Rich tripled.    

Stoverstown 5, Pleasureville 4: At Pleasureville, Anthony Lippy led the visitors by starting the game on the mound, throwing five innings and striking out 10, while walking three and allowing two earned runs.

Also for Stoverstown, Jake Hockensmith went 2 for 3, including a double, with one RBI and one run scored; Jon Sager doubled with one RBI; and Zach Schuler went 1 for 3 with one run scored.

For the Hawks, Devin Dellinger went 2 for 3, including a double, with two runs scored; Glenn Dietrich went 2 for 2 with a double, one run scored and one RBI; Robin Summetz went 1 for 3 with one run scored; and Riley Hamburger threw six innings of relief on the mound, striking out seven, walking three and allowing two earned runs to receive a no-decision.

Glen Rock 3, Manchester 2: At Glen Rock, the home team won in a game that featured just eight total hits.

Connor Miller pitched 5 1/3 innings for Glen Rock and didn't allow an earned run. He gave up just one hit, while striking out seven and walking five. Alex Coombes and Luke Knott combined for 1 2/3 innings of shutout relief. Knott also had an RBI.

For Manchester, Robbie Elzinga pitched five innings and gave up one run.