Blue Devils fall 1-0 in Mid Penn semifinal to Camp Hill

HUMMELSTOWN — Camp Hill parlayed a manufactured run in the bottom of the sixth inning into a 1-0 victory over Greencastle-Antrim on Tuesday afternoon in a Mid Penn Conference semifinal baseball game.

Darren Kline

The Blue Devils (13-6) managed only two hits in the contest, played at Nye Field in Hummelstown.

Later Tuesday, Camp Hill (16-6) fell 14-6 to Mechanicsburg in the MPC championship game. The Wildcats had beaten Altoona 6-3 in the other semifinal.

“It was a great pitchers’ duel,” Greencastle coach Eric Shaner said. “In the end, they had a few less strikeouts and were more productive with their outs. They were able to advance runners and cash in with a timely hit.”

Andrew Kerns pitched all six innings for G-A, giving up only five hits and one walk while striking out eight.

In the sixth, Michael Baturin led off with a single for the Lions. He advanced to second on a passed ball, and to third on a fielder’s choice, then came home on a base hit by Dom Tozzi.

Luke Parisi pitched the first 6.2 innings for Camp Hill, and Christian Doi came in to record the final out when Parisi reached his pitch count limit. Parisi allowed only two hits — both to Darren Kline — walked one and struck out 11.

Shaner said, “We need to make sure when we are making outs that we are being productive with them, especially at this time of the year with the level of pitching we are facing.”

Ethan Ford reached second base with one out in the seventh for the Blue Devils, but the final two batters struck out.

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