Mount Carmel loses to South Williamsport
KULPMONT - South Williamsport entered Thursday's game with Mount Carmel with an unbeaten record, then proved it was no fluke.
Starting pitcher Tyler Hause pitched a two-hit shutout and was 3-for-3 at the plate with five runs batted in to lead the Mounties (7-0) to a 14-0, five-inning win over the Red Tornadoes (3-7), who had been playing a little better in recent games.
"They're a very good team," said Mount Carmel coach Ray Bettleyon. "They're very disciplined. And we're up and down."
South Williamsport got off to a good start on a raw, windy day with three runs in the first inning off starter and loser Zach Tocyloski. Ryan Orgitano had a sacrifice fly and cleanup hitter Anthony Caruso a two-run home run over the right field fence.
The Mounties scored four more runs in the second, stringing four singles along with two walks and a hit batter with Hause delivering a two-run single with the bases loaded.
Anthony Pennypacker relieved Tocyloski in the third inning and retired the first two batters he faced when his wildness betrayed him. He gave up a double to leadoff batter Zack Staver, who then went to third on a wild pitch. Pennypacker walked the next two batters, hit Caruso, then gave up House's second two-run single of the game. Pennypacker hit Zack Welter and Joe Balawajder hit a double, but the Mounties ran themselves out of more runs when pinchrunner Sam Buck was caught between third and home and thrown out.
Meanwhile, House was cruising on the mound with help from his infielders. He gave up a single to Pennypacker leading off the second, but got two straight fielder's choice groundouts by Zach Wasilewski and Jasen Stellar.
House walked Jake Jones in the third, then got a 4-6-3 double play grounder hit by Michael Pupo.
In the fifth, Stellar walked with one out and Gary Bregensir followed with a single, but House got another fielder's choice grounder and struck out the final batter to complete the shutout.
Staver was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and Caruso drove in four runs.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT (AB-R-H-BI) - Staver 3-3-2-0, Knee 2-0-1-0, Orgitano 1-1-0-1, Caruso 1-3-1-4, Nelson 1-0-1-1, House 3-0-3-5, Carnes 0-1-0-0, Alexander 0-0-0-0, Welter 2-0-1-1, Buck 1-0-0-0, Balawajder 3-0-1-2, Sewald 0-1-0-0, Rummings 2-0-0-0, Bragalone 1-4-0-0, Mistretta 4-1-1-0. Totals 24-14-11-11.
MOUNT CARMEL (AB-R-H-BI) - Pupo 2-0-0-0, Bergan 1-0-0-0, Bettleyon 2-0-0-0, Lesko 1-0-0-0, Pennypacker 2-0-1-0, Wasilewski 2-0-0-0, Karycki 1-0-0-0, Milewski 1-0-0-0, Stellar 1-0-0-0, Bregensir 2-0-1-0, Tocyloski 0-0-0-0, Jones 1-0-0-0. Totals 16-0-2-0.
Extra-base hits: 2B - Staver, Balawajder. HR - Caruso.
IP H R ER BB K
House (W) 5 2 0 0 3 5
Tocyloski (L) 2 6 7 6 2 0
Pennypacker 3 5 7 7 6 0