This week's legion baseball wrap-ups

Photo by Ric Webb The Daniel Boone Sr. American Legion Orioles are getting ready for the upcoming Berks League playoffs.

Exeter

The Exeter Sr. American Legion Blue Jays opened the week with an extra inning victory over Twin Valley. In a game that went 11 innings, the Blue Jays defeated the Raiders, 4-3.

Thanks to a three-run homer, Twin Valley held a 3-1 lead after one inning, but Exeter fought back with a run in the second and one in the third to tie the game. Then in the 11th inning, Exeter’s Aaron Gentry singled home the winning run.

Gentry had two hits for the Jays and drove in two Exeter runs. Nick Perilli, Derian Sarlat and Andrew Hertzog all had doubles.

Derrick Jackson was the winning pitcher, coming on in relief of starter Joe Richie who struck out 12 Twin Valley batters.

On June 29, the Blue Jays played host to Twin Valley. A run in the bottom of the first and two more in the fifth helped the Jays to a 3-1 win.

Jake Lloyd was the winning pitcher, hurling a complete game and fanning nine Raider batters.

Hertzog led the Exeter offense with three hits and one RBI in the contest. Scott Galbraith asdded two hits and one RBI while Sarlat contributed with two runs scored and one RBI.

On June 30, Exeter scored twice in the fifth and four times in the seventh on its way to a 7-4 victory over Shillington.

Gentry had another good game for the Jays with two hits, two runs scored and one RBI. Hertzog added two hits, one RBI and two runs scored.

Dylan Richards was the winning pitcher.

On July 2, the Blue Jays traveled down Rt. 422 to Birdsboro to take on Daniel Boone. A five-run third inning helped the Jays to a 7-3 victory.

Jake Wortman led the way for the Exeter offense with two hits (single and a double), one RBI and one run scored, while Gentry had two hits with one RBI.

Hertzog was the winning pitcher.

On July 3, the Blue Jays defeated NorChester, 9-3. Wortman led the Exeter offense with three hits and five RBIs. Hertzog had two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored, while Sarlat added two hits, one RBI and one run scored.

On July 4, the Blue Jays were blanked by Boyertown, 8-0. Exeter had just three hits in the game and Gentry was the losing pitcher.

Daniel Boone Sr. Legion

The Daniel Boone Orioles traveled to West Lawn to take on the Owls on June 29. Boone jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but couldn’t hold on and lost to the Owls, 9-3.

West Lawn came back with four runs in the bottom of the fourth, then added two in the seventh and three in the eighth.

Justin Herring was the losing pitcher.

On June 30, the Orioles earned their first victory of the season when they defeated Shillington, 6-3. Down 3-2, Daniel Boone scored four times in the second to take the lead for good.

The Orioles took full advantage of their hits as the only two hits they had in the game was a two-run single by Nathan Halter and a two-run double by Kyle Geimer.

Sage Moyer was the winning pitcher.

On July 2 the Orioles played host to Exeter. Daniel Boone jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but Exeter came back with arun in the second and five more in the third on its way to a 7-3 win over the Orioles.

Jayson Moyer had a double for Daniel Boone and Shiloh Clouse was the losing pitcher.

Daniel Boone Jr. Legion

Thanks to the one-hit pitching of Christian Decker, the Daniel Boone Jr. Legion team defeated Fleetwood on July 1, 6-0 at Optimist Field in Birdsboro. Decker also struckout seven Fleetwood batters.

Joey Moyer had three hits for the Orioles while Andrew Baer while Andrew Baer drove in two runs.

Shillington Sr. Legion

The Shillington Sr. Legion Red Sox suffered a 6-3 loss to Daniel Boone on June 30. The Sox were ahead, 3-2 when Daniel Boone scored four runs in the top of the fifth to take the lead for good.

Nate Reigner led the Shillington offense with a double and two RBIs. Tanner DeLucia took the mound loss.

The Red Sox were also at home to take on Exeter. It was another four run inning that did Shillington in (this time it was the seventh inning) and Exeter won the game.

Reigner led the Shillington offense once again with two hits and one RBI.

On July 2, the Red Sox earned win number five when they defeated Conrad Weiser, 3-1. The Sox jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first and never lost the lead.

Eric Mock was the winning pitcher, allowing four hits and two walks while fanning six.

nate Reigner had a hit and drove in two of Shillington’s three runs in the game.

On July 3, Shillington traveled to West Lawn and came home with a 13-3 loss. The Red Sox were down by just one run when West Lawn scored two in the fourth, one in the fifth, three in the sixth and four in the eighth. John Catchmark was the losing pitcher.

In a July 4 holiday contest, Shillington played host to Twin Valley. Behind the strong pitching of Reigner, the Red Sox defeated the Raiders, 3-2.

Shillington scored single runs in the first, second and fourth innings to take a 3-0 lead. Twin Valley scored a pair of runs in the fifth, but could not get the tying run.

Reigner allowed just six Twin Valley hits, walking one and striking out eighth.

Evan Pollock had twohits and a run scored while DeLucia added two hits and one RBI.

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