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The Shillington Red Sox went undefeated through the first three rounds undefeated in the Berks County American Legion baseball tournament. The Sox were playing Conrad Weiser on Sunday, July 15, but the game was suspended due to rain with Conrad Weiser leading, 6-1.
The game was to be finished on Monday, July 16. Due to our press deadline, we are unable to report the results of the contest.
Win or lose, Shillington is assured a spot in the championship game against either Conrad Weiser or Boyertown. The game was played on Tuesday, July 17 at George Rulon Field in Shillington.
The Daniel Boone and Exeter Sr. American Legion baseball teams ended its seasons last week in the Berks County League playoff tournament.
Daniel Boone made a quick appearance in the tournament, losing its first two games. But they didn’t make it easy for their opponents as they were right in both games. The Orioles finished their season with an overall record of 9-12.
Exeter won its first game, then lost the next two to end the season with an overall record of 14-10.
Boyertown 3 - Daniel Boone 0
The Orioles began the Berks League playoff tournament with a tough draw, taking on the defending champion Boyertown Bears at Bear Stadium. Daniel Boone stayed right with Boyertown throughout the game but could not solve Boyertown pitcher Dan Woodley who pitched a four-hit shutout.
Daniel Boone pitcher Ken Bock also pitched well, going the distance for the Orioles and allowing just seven hits, one walk and one earned run. He struckout three Boyertown batters
The Bears scored single runs in the third, sixth and eighth innings, while the Daniel Boone offense could muster nothing.
Bock, Lacey, Spayd and Henderson had the hits for Daniel Boone, Bock’s hit was a double.
Twin Valley 13 - Daniel Boone 8
The loss sent the Orioles to the losers brackt where they took on Twin Valley. This one needed 11 innings to decide but Twin Valley scored five in the top of the 11th and defeated the Orioles, 13-8.
In a wild offensive affair, Daniel Boone scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game at 6-6. After Twin Valley scored two in the top of the eight, the Orioles came right back with two runs of their own to send the game into extra innings.
Emmanuel Lacey had three hits and two RBIs to lead the 14-hit Daniel Boone offense. Josh Spayd also had three hits and scored a run. Keeanu Erb and Tyler Hafter each had two hits to help the cause. Ken Bock contributed a triple.
Nathaniel Halter was the losing pitcher.
Exeter 10 - Twin Valley 0
The Blue Jays got the Berks County League playoff tournament off on the right foot when they defeated Twin Valley in the first round on July 11, A.J. Stump pitched a two-hit shutout for the Blue Jays, walking just one and fanning nine.
The Blue Jays took the lead in the second with one run, then pulled away with three in the fourth, three in the sixth and three more in the seventh. The game was stopped after seven due to the mercy rule.
Ben Bortz gave the Blue Jays the lead with a solo home run in the second. Bortz, Scott Galbraith and Cisco Reyes all had three hits for Exeter while Corey Rowley doubled and knocked in three runs.
Boyertown 11 - Exeter 4
The victory sent the Blue Jays to the winner’s bracket where they met the defending champion Boyertown Bears in Exeter. The Blue Jays did it to themselves in this game as they hit an amazing seven Boyertown batters and walked 11, numbers way too high to beat a team like Boyertown.
The Blue Jays held a 3-2 lead until the Bears scored five times in the fourth and never looked back. They added four more in the eighth for insurance.
Exeter had 10 hits in the game, including three from Francisco Reyes (two singles and a triple) who also knocked in a run. Drew Miskovitz added two hits and two RBIs and Corey Rowley added a single, double and two runs scored.
Starting pitcher Jake Lloyd was the losing hurler, allowing seven runs (two earned) on three hits and five walks in 3 2/3 innnings. Derrick Jackson and Chris Hummel each came on in relief.
Conrad Weiser 9 - Exeter 5
The Blue Jays met Conrad Weiser in an elimination game on Saturday in Shillington. Exeter jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings when it scored two runs in each of the first two innings. But Weiser fought back with three runs in the fourth, four in the sixth and two more in the eighth to win the game.
Ben Bortz had two hits and three RBIs to lead the Blue Jay offense. Exeter ended their seson with a 14-10 record.
Shillington 6 - Conrad Weser 2
The Red Sox, the top seed in the tournament, opened the tournament with a home game against Conrad Weiser. Adam Beilhardt was strong on the mound, allowing just five Conrad Weiser hits and two walks while fanning seven in eight innings of work. Tanner DeLucia pitched the ninth inning, walking one and fanning one,.
With the game tied at 2-2, the Red Sox scored a run in the fourth, one in the fifth and two in the sixth to pull away from Weiser.
Beilhart helped his own cause with three hits and one RBI in the game. Dave Clemens had two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored while Doug McFarland singled and scored twice.
Shillington 10 Norchester 9
It got a little scary at the end, but the Red Sox were able to hold on to the second round win and earn a berth in the winner’s bracket final.
After Norchester took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, the Sox came right back with three runs of their own in the bottom of the first, then added two in the second and two in the third to take a lead they would never relinquish.
Norchester fought back with two in the sixth and three in the eighth to cut the lead to one, but that was as close as they could get.
David Clemens had a big night with the bat, getting four hits and drive in three runs. Clemens, Billy McKay, Adam Beilhart and Zach Woodworth all had doubles for Shillington and Ben Specialetti contributed with a triple.
Buddy Ebersole was the winning pitcher.
Shillington 3 - Boyertown 1
The Sox assured themselves of a spot in the championship game after defeating Boyertown in the winner’s bracket final, 3-1.
Shillington scored all three of its runs in the bottom of the first then rode the strong pitching of Tanner DeLucia who scattered eight hits in eight innings of work.
Adam Beilhart singled home two runs in the first and eventually scored on a wild throw to give the Red Sox a 3-0 first inning lead. Shillington had only four hits in the game, but they made them count in the first inning.