This week's baseball wrap-ups

Boyertown catcher Cole Speilman catches a foul pop in the third inning on Wednesday against Gabelsville. (Photo by Dennis Weller)
Boyertown catcher Cole Speilman catches a foul pop in the third inning on Wednesday against Gabelsville. (Photo by Dennis Weller)

Boyertown Sr. Legion

The Bears began the week with a non-league 10-4 victory over Yardley Western on June 21. Cory Fox led the Boyertown offense with three hits and three RBIs. Zach Moser chipped in with two hits and two RBIs. Matt McCarney added a single, double and three runs scored.

On June 22, the Bears suffered their first defeat in Berks League play when they lost to Twin Valley, 2-1.

Zach Moser led the way for the Boyertown offense with two hits and knocked in the Bears’ lone run. He singled home Ronnie Mauger who singled to begin the inning.

Later in the day, the Bears played host to Newburg, New York in a non-league game. Three runs in the bottom of the first inning helped get the Bears a 5-3 victory.


Mauger had a pair of hits, RBI and one run scored, while Austin Madeja added a hit and two runs scored.

Quinn Hair earned the mound victory, coming on in relief of starter Sean Pavlik.

On Sunday, June 23, the Bears got behind the pitching of Brandon Griesemer to defeat Shillington, 7-0. Griesemer pitched a nine-inning complete game, allowing three hits and one walk while fanning four.

Griesemer helped his own cause with two hits, including an RBI triple in the first inning. Moser had two hts and two runs scored.

On June 25, the Bears played a pair of games with Daniel Boone. Boyertown swept the doubleheader, winning the first game, 6-0, then the second, 9-1.

In the opener, Boyertown’s Dan Woodley pitched a one-hit shutout, walking two and fanning 12. The only hit came in the seventh inning.

Zach Moser and Cory Fox each had two hits, one RBI and a run scored. Boyertown scored two in the first and one in the fifth, then added three more in the seventh.

In the second game, a five-run sixth inning helped the Bears to the victory. Chase Endy was the winning pitcher, throwing a four-hit complete game. He walked one and fanned three.

Luke Stong had three hits and two RBIs for Boyertown and Brandon Griesemer added three hits and two runs scored.

On June 26, the Bears got a three-hit shutout pitching from Mitch Renninger in a 4-0 victory over West Lawn.

The game was scoreless until the sixth inning when Griesemer doubled home a pair of runs, followed by RBI singles by Quinn Hare and Cory Fox.


The Oley/Topton Patriots played host to Southern Area on June 22 in a wild shootout. The Patriots outhit Southern Area, 14-13, but Southern Area won the game, 13-11. There were 27 hits, eight doubles and two homers.

The Patriots went into the bottom of the seventh inning down 13-5. They rallied for six runs but the rally fell a run short.

Kevin sell had three hits and one RBI, while Zach Eddinger added two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored. Austin Murr contributed with two hits, two runs scored and one RBI. Jon Dekovitch had two hits and two run scored.

Hunter Renninger and Troutman each pitched two innings, allowing five runs each. Renninger took the loss.

On June 23, the Patriots traveled to Tamaqua and came home with a 9-5 victory. Tamaqua jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one inning, but Oley/Topton came back with single runs in the second, third, fifth and sixth, then exploded for five in the seventh to earn the victory.

Matt Fisher pitched five innings for the Patriots, but Kevin Sell earned the mound win, fanning three batters one inning.

The bad news for the Patriots was that ace pitcher Garrett Pelko broke a thumb sliding into second base.

On June 25, the Patriots played host to Tulpehocken. A three-run fifth and four-run sixth helped the locals to a 12-2 victory. The game ended after six innings due to the mercy rule.

Zach Eddinger paced the Oley/Topton offense with four hits (three singles and as triple), three runs scored and one RBI. Nick Distasio added three hits (single, double and triple) and scored twice.

Renninger and Mace each had two hits, two runs scored and one RBI.

Troutman was the winning pitcher, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and one walk in four innings. Dekovitch pitched the final two scoreless innings.

On June 26, the Patriots suffered a 4-0 loss to Fleetwood. Wildcat pitcher Clay Weidemoyer held Oley to just two hits in the game, a double from Renninger and a single from Erb.

Erb was the losing pitcher, surrendering four runs (two earned, on eight hits and two walks in five innings of work. Distasio pitched the final two shutout innings, fanning four.


The Boyertown Jr. Legion Bear-Cubs had no trouble defeating Southern Area in Berks League action, 13-5.

Ben Longacre (triple) and Justin Wiand each drove in a pair of runs for the winners while Patrick Maloney had three hits.

On June 23, the Bear-Cubs defeated Hamburg, 8-1. Longacre was the winning pitcher, hurling a complete game three-hitter. He struckout seven Hamburg batters.

Maloney and John DeMartino each had a hit and two RBIs, while Ryan Jacobs added a hit and one RBI.

On June 22, the Bear-Cubs shutout Pottsville, 6-0. Aaron Kratz and Tyler Mraz each had a hit and one RBI while Mitch, Pinder, Jordan Shustak and Ryan Jacobs all had one hit.

On June 26, the Bear-Cubs defeated Oley/Topton, 14-3. Shustak had three hits for the Bear-Cubs, including two doubles and three RBIs.

Randall added a single, double and two RBIs, while Kratz added a double and two RBIs. Mraz chipped in with a hit and two RBIs, and Maloney had two hits and one RBI.

Boyertown Grizzlies

The Boyertown Jr. Legion Grizzlies had no trouble defeating Norchester on June 24, 13-3. The game ended after six innings due to the mercy rule.

J.T. Cooley had two hits and three RBIs to led the Grizzlies, while Ryan Weller contributed two hits and two RBIs, and Dan Moyer had two hits and one RBI. Christian Wagner also had two hits.

On June 25, the Grizzlies downed Pottstown, 6-3. Ryan Weller smacked a pair of doubles for Boyertown and Dan Moyer added a single, double and one RBI.

Pat Hohlfeld was the winning pitcher.

Pine Forge Red

The Pine Forge Sr. Babe Ruth Red squad defeated Norchester one, 4-2. Daulton Weekshad three hits and two RBIs to lead the Indians, while Ryan Black was the winning pitcher.

On June 23, the Indians defeated Boyertown Red, 7-1. Brent Dieter was the winning pitcher, allowing two hits while fanning seven. He helped his own cause with two hits.

Weeks led the Pine Forge offense with three hits including a triple and four RBIs. Joey Monzo and Ethan Emel had two hits apiece.

On June 24, the Indians blanked the Pottstown Spartans, 8-0. Alex Cartacki had two hits and one RBI for the winners and Weeks added two hits and a run scored. Craig Idle contributed with two hits. two RBIs and a run scored.

Boyertown Bruins Black

The Boyertown Bruins Black Sr. Babe Ruth team played Spring Township to a 3-3 tie on June 20. Mark Smith had a double and a triple for the Bruins and Cory Postell added an RBI single to tie the game.

In the second game of the doubleheader with Spring Township, Andrew Vaccaro pitched well and led the Bruins Black to a 3-1 win.

Vacarro pitched six innings, allowing one run on three hits while fanning eight. Tyler Werner pitched the seventh inning to pick up the save.

Postell had a hit and a run scored.

On June 25 the Bruins Black shutout the Boyertown Bruins Red, 10-0. Josh Souza pitched the shutout, fanning seven batters. He also scored three runs for his team.

Sammy Kulp scored four runs for the Black and Andrew Vaccaro ripped a two-run double. Mark Smith and Ryan Pinter also had hits and scored runs.

Gabelsville Owls

The Gabelsville Owls began the week by getting swept in a doubleheader. The Lehigh Township Marlins defeated the Owls in the first game, 7-1, and the second 6-5.

In the opener, Gabelsville scored a run in the top of the first, but the Marlins came back with three in the second and three in the third.

Justin McCormick had a single and a home run for the Owls while Mitch Renz added two hits and Ryan Schwager hhad three hits (two singles and a double).

In the second game, the Owls held a 5-1 lead after four innings, but the Marlins came back with two in the fifth, two in the seventh and one in the eighth.

McCormick had two hits (single and a double) and Dave Raifsnider also had two hits.

On June 23, the Owls defeated Cetronia, 15-4. Cody Kulp, Tim Wiand and Ryan Weller all had a pair of hits for the Owls and drove in two runs. Rob Palete had two hits including a double and one RBI.

The next day the Owls shutout Shererville, 11-0, behind the three-hit pitching of Tyler Setzler.

Justin McCormick led the Gabelsville offense with three doubles, three runs scored and one RBI. Brandon Sullivan also had three hits and three runs scored while Rob Pate had a three-run homer and four RBIs in the game. Gary Hessler also helped with two hits and two runs scored.

On June 26, the Owls were at home to take on Boyertown. The Metz scored a run in the first and one more in the third on their way to a 2-0 victory over the Owls. Gabelsville managed just three hits in the game.

Matt Dean took the mound loss