SUSQUEHANNA BASEBALL: East Prospect takes 2 of 3 vs. Stewartstown in battle of leaders
Susquehanna League leaders East Prospect and Stewartstown faced off three times from Thursday through Saturday, with the Pistons winning two of the three battles to take over first place.
East Prospect walked off with a 7-6 victory on Thursday. On Saturday, the Pistons grabbed a 16-0 victory, while Stewartstown grabbed a 4-1 win.
Defending champion East Prospect now stands at 7-2 and is alone in first place, Stewartstown is 5-2.
Thursday, Nick Lucky’s one-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh clinched the Pistons' victory. Lucky also doubled and scored two runs scored.
In Prospect's 16-0 victory, Dylan Stoops pitched a five-hit shutout, striking out 12 and walking one. Austin Denlinger, Ryky Smith and Anthony Torreullas each had three RBIs.
In Stewartstown's 4-1 win, Cody Brittain pitched a complete-game four-hitter, striking out 13 and walking four. Ryan McMillan had two hits and two RBIs for the Vets in the win.
Windsor 7, Conrads 2: At Windsor on Sunday, Mark Shoff led the Cardinals by throwing a complete game, striking out eight, walking two and allowing one earned run. Cole Daugherty (three hits, two doubles, three runs, RBI), Connor Dewees (three hits, double, RBI), Hunter Sentz (two hits, run, two stolen bases), Grant Schwartz (two-run homer) and Brandon White (homer) led Windsor's offense. For Conrads, Jordan King went 2 for 3, while Jayden Cowan hit a two-run homer.
Hallam 22, Felton 6: At Felton on Sunday, Eric McNeil led the Express by going 4 for 4, including three doubles, with six RBIs, and two runs scored. Dan Wecker (three hits, two runs, RBI), Alex Tucci (three hits, homer, three RBIs, three runs) and Zach Zambito (three hits, double, three runs, one RBI) also excelled for Hallam. For Felton, Brandon Ritchey had two doubles, two RBIs and one run scored.
Felton 5, Hallam 3: At Hallam on Saturday, Brandon Ritchey doubled and drove in two runs for Felton. Kameron Bayman pitched 4 2/3 innings of three-hit, one-run ball to get the win.
Hallam 5, Felton 0: At Hallam on Thursday, Alex Tucci pitched a complete-game seven-hitter, striking out eight without a walk. Colby Shimmel and Dan Wecker each homered with two RBIs for the Express.
Windsor 9, Conrads 3: At Conrads on Thursday, the Cardinals broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the seventh inning, plating six runs to take the lead for good. Hunter Sentz hit a two-run single in the big inning, while Julian Bailey capped off the scoring with a three-run homer. Also for Windsor (6-3), Matt Robinson went 3 for 4 with one run scored.
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