Line Mountain falls to Upper Dauphin
MANDATA - Line Mountain is on the verge of being eliminated from playoff contention with a 7-2 Tri-Valley League loss to Upper Dauphin Friday.
The loss is the Eagles 10th with three games to play this season. Line Mountain needs to win all three to qualify for the Class A playoffs.
"Pressure can be a good thing, too," Line Mountain head coach Jordan Taraschuk said. "Now we know we have to come to play every day. There is no more cushion. Now we know we need all of them."
Upper Dauphin pitcher Amber Bingaman shut down the Eagles' offense. She allowed just two hits and issued two walks while striking out 12 for the win.
"I thought Bingaman pitched much better against us here than when we played them the first time," Taraschuk said. "I thought she changed speeds a lot better and was more effective moving the ball up and down in the zone. She kept us on our heels enough that when we did get a pitch to hit, we couldn't hit it with any authority."
Line Mountain did seem to gather a little steam in the fifth inning when Savannah Copson walked to lead off the inning, then scored on a Sarah Lahr triple. Lahr later scored when Deidre Long grounded to short but was safe on a throwing error.
Line Mountain is scheduled to play Millersburg today at home.
Bingaman and Arnold; Copson and Lukoskie. W - Bingaman. L - Copson.
Hits: Upper Dauphin - Bingaman 3, Brown, Schwenk, K. Boyer 3, Kolva 2, Arnold 2, Kerwin. Line Mountain - B. Boyer, Lahr.
2B - Bingaman 2, Brown, K. Boyer, Arnold. 3B - K. Boyer, Lahr. HR - Bingman.
Baseball Williams Valley 10 Line Mountain 0
MANDATA - Owen Daniel hit a pair of two-run home runs for Williams Valley as the Vikings handed Line Mountain its 10th loss of the season.
Three Vikings' pitchers combined to throw a five-hit shut out.
Matter, Crider (5), Jansen (7) and Daub; Michael, Yerger (5) and Lenker. W - Matter. L - Michael.
Hits: Williams Valley - Jansen 3, Daniel 2, Daub 2, Crisswell, Rautzahn, Whelski. Line Mountain - Warford, Lenker, Snyder, Spatzer, Renn.
2B - Warford. HR - Daniel 2, Daub.
Southern 14 Millville 0
MILLVILLE - Matt Klock threw a no-hitter and Mason Peters went 4-for-4, hitting three home runs and driving in seven runs, as the Tigers shut out the Quakers.
Klock struck out 10 and walked one.
Garrett Sosnoski, Tyler Behrent and Blake Marks had two hits each. Behrent homered, doubled and drove in five runs.
Matt Klock and Taylor Young, Ken Fegley; Lyons, Repa (4) and Kittle. W - Klock. L - Lyons.
Southern: Mason Peters 4, Garrett Sosnoski 2, Young, Tyler Behrent 2, Blake Marks 2, Nate Hunter.
2B - Sosnoski, Behrent, Marks. 3B - Sosnoski. HR - Peters 3.
From Thursday Baseball Southern Columbia 11 Benton 2
BENTON - Taylor Young had three hits and four RBIs for Southern Columbia as the Tigers beat Benton in the second game the teams played Thursday.
Nate Hunter threw just one inning, but picked up the win.
Behrent, Peters (3), Hunter (5), Marks (6) and
Woods, Fegley. Watson, Karchner, (4) and Diltz.
W - Hunter. L - Watson.
Top hitters: Southern Columbia - Peters, Young 3, Klock 2, Behrent, Marks, Michaels 2, C. Tillett.
Williams Valley 9 Lourdes 3
TOWER CITY - Peyton Klembara had two of Lourdes' five hits in a Schuylkill League defeat to Williams Valley.
W - Pinchorski. L - Rosini.
Hits: Lourdes - Klembara 2, E. Long, Rosini, Komara. Williams Valley - Nestor 2, Doyle 2, Pinchorski 2, Whelski 2, Kreisler, Boyer.
2B - Klembara, Rosini, Doyle, Pinchorski. HR - Pinchorski.