James Wiercinski's 2-hit shutout leads Glen Rock into Central League playoff title series.
- Glen Rock beat Stoverstown on Tuesday night, 4-0.
- The win moved Glen Rock into the Central League playoff title series.
- James Wiercinski pitched a two-hit shutout for Glen Rock, striking out nine.
James Wiercinski has pitched Glen Rock into the Central League Playoff Championship Series.
Wiercinski hurled a two-hit shutout to power No. 2 seed Glen Rock to a 4-0 victory at No. 3 seed Stoverstown. That allowed the visitors to sweep the best-of-three semifinal series following an 8-4 home victory over the Tigers on Sunday.
Wiercinski struck out nine and walked three in a 119-pitch effort on Tuesday. Glen Rock improved to 19-7, while Stoverstown dropped to 15-11.
Glen Rock's offense was led by Connor Hood (two hits, RBI, walk, run), Kevin Kopas (two hits, RBI, walk) and Dan Rogers (homer, two RBIs, run).
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Stoverstown's Joe Yourgal took the loss, allowing four runs over six innings.
Glen Rock's opponent in the playoff title series is still uncertain. No. 4 seed Mechanicsburg earned a 3-1 home victory over No. 1 seed Jefferson on Tuesday, evening that series at 1-1. Jefferson won the opener on Sunday, 4-2.
The deciding game in Mechanicsburg-Jefferson series is 5:45 p.m. Thursday at Jefferson.
In Tuesday's win, Mechanicsburg's Riley Shafer pitched a complete-game one-hitter, striking out eight without a walk in an efficient 77-pitch effort. Ben Eppley and Cole Wagner each doubled for the Cardinals. Eppley had two RBIs, while Wagner had one RBI, one run scored and a walk.
Brevin Neveker tripled and scored Jefferson's only run. Derek Sheckard had Jefferson's only RBI. Brian Bossom took the tough-luck complete-game loss, allowing four hits and two earned runs. He struck out five and walked two.
Mechanicsburg is now 16-10, while Jefferson is 18-7-1.
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