TUESDAY'S SUSQUEHANNA LEAGUE BASEBALL: East Prospect wins showdown over Windsor
Josh Kreider’s pitching and Ryky Smith’s hitting powered East Prospect to a pivotal 7-1 victory at Windsor on Tuesday night in a battle of Susquehanna League leaders.
Kreider scattered nine hits and a walk in a complete-game, 96-pitch effort. He struck out three.
Smith, meanwhile, drove in four runs and scored two more. He finished with two hits, including a homer.
Defending champion East Prospect improved to 18-6, while Windsor fell to 16-5. The Pistons have a half game lead over the Cardinals, but the Cards still have a better winning percentage (.762-.750).
East Prospect also got big offensive performances from Brett Alaimo (2 for 4, run) and Anthony Torreullas (hit, two runs, two walks).
For the Cardinals, Tyler Stabley went 2 for 3, including a triple, with one run scored; Shawn Wilson went 2 for 3, including a double, with one RBI; and Connor Dewees went 2 for 3 with a double.
Windsor’s Kieran Kerns pitched 2 2/3 innings of shutout relief, striking out six and walking two in a no-decision.
East Prospect used a five-run third inning to take control of the game.
OTHER SUSQUEHANNA LEAGUE GAMES
Hallam 5, Felton 2: At Hallam, Evan Rishell led the Express to the home victory by throwing a complete game, striking out nine, walking none and allowing one earned run to pick up the win. Leading Hallam’s offense were Jimmy Spanos (two doubles, two runs scored), Alex Tucci (2 for 3, three RBIs) and Eric McNeil (double, RBI, run, two walks). For the Mad Dogs, Quinton McNew doubled with one run scored. Hallam improved to 14-11, while Felton fell to 5-17.
York Township 5, Jacobus 3: At Jacobus, Matt Attig had three hits, including a double, and a run scored, to lead the winners. Township also got big offensive games from Jeff Deveney (two RBIs, hit, walk), Austin Martinez (homer, two runs, RBI, walk), Brenden Petersen (solo homer) and Andy Freeburger (double, RBI). James Striebig pitched three innings of one-run relief to get the win. James Guiseppe pitched a shutout seventh for the save. Kohen Stover had three hits and a run scored to pace Jacobus. Andrew Chronister added two hits, two RBIs and a walk and J.P. Dyson collected two hits and two walks. Jacobus' Alex Weakland pitched two innings of shutout relief.
Reach Steve Heiser at email@example.com. Dave VanO'Linda contributed to this rep