Greencastle-Antrim 2, Northern York 1: Some clutch hitting in the top of the seventh inning and a great pitching performance proved to be just enough to carry the Blue Devils over the Polar Bears in a high-level Mid Penn Colonial game Thursday in Dillsburg.
“We played well and it was a great team win,” G-A coach Eric Shaner said. “It was a great matchup and great atmosphere to play in. I was very proud of our energy, focus and composure.”
Trailing 1-0 in the seventh, Darren Kline led off the Blue Devils’ rally with a base hit to right field. Andrew Kerns than belted a triple to score Kline, although he was thrown out at home plate trying for an extra base. Briggs Remenick then got it started again when he reached base on a Northern error and then stole second base. The winning run came in when Austin Wyand hit a line drive to right for a base hit and RBI.
Kerns started and went 5.2 innings, allowing one run on three hits while walking one and fanning four. Connor then entered and pitched a spotless 1.1 innings with one strikeout to pick up the win.
Shaner said, “Kerns made some huge pitches and gave us a great performance and Rohm was outstanding in closing it out. We hit the ball hard most of the game, but we couldn’t find holes and Northern played really good defense.”
Carter Reid was 2-for-4 for the Blue Devils (4-1, 4-0 MPC).
Northern York 7, Greencastle-Antrim 4: The Blue Devils could not overcome seven errors in the field and were upended by the Polar Bears on a home game Thursday afternoon.
Northern went ahead 4-1 in the third inning and led 7-2 after five. G-A (3-4, 3-3 MPC), which has lost three straight, put up two runs in the seventh but were stopped short of a comeback.
Greencastle picked up nine base hits, with Caroline Logdson going 2-for-3 and Sydney Orndorff and Meadow Gambacurta each going 2-for-4.
The teams combined for 17 hits, and all were singles.