PLYMOUTH — It was the Diamonds that did the crushing.
UPPER PROVIDENCE — Whitemarsh reached the championship game of the Pennsylvania American Legion Region 2 Tournament but once there the Patriots’ offense just ran out of steam.
UPPER GWYNEDD — Pat Carney had all three of his pitches doing wonders on Tuesday night, and his Collegeville teammates finally broke through against Nor-Gwyn right-hander Chris Rollins in the top of the seventh inning.
Nor-Gwyn led 3-2 after scoring twice in the top of the fifth inning but Wyomissing rallied to knocked the Hawks out of the Pennsylvania American Legion Region 2 Tournament, the Warriors claiming a 4-3 walk-off victory Sunday afternoon at West Lawn’s Owls Field at Ted Palka Park.
Whitemarsh erased a 3-1 deficit by scoring six two-out runs in the top of the fifth inning then held off Downingtown’s late rally to earn a 7-6 victory in their Pennsylvania American Legion Region 3 Tournament elimination game Sunday afternoon at Ram Stadium.
Joe Redmond and Jason Kelly each had four RBIs, Mike Miller hit a two-run home run in the third inning and Whitemarsh remained in the Pennsylvania American Legion Region 3 Tournament by routing Concord 17-3 Saturday at Ram Stadium.
SPRING — A pitcher only at North Penn this past spring, Jadon Dormer got to try a bit of hitting this summer for Hatfield-Towamencin Legion.
UPPER PROVIDENCE — Whitemarsh looked to be on its way to an opening-game win Friday at the Region 3 Tournament, but a three-run outburst by Falls in the bottom of the seventh inning turned things upside down.
SPRING >> After losing both games of the Bux-Mont championship against rival Nor-Gwyn in heartbreaking fashion, Hatfield-Towamencin suffered the same fate in the first round of the 2021 Pennsylvania American Legion Region 2 Tournament.
SPRING — Nor-Gwyn lost to the Wanderers, 4-0, in the first round of the 2021 Pennsylvania American Legion Region 2 Tournament Friday morning at Owls Field at Ted Palka Park.
UPPER SOUTHAMPTON — With each outing, Mike Iller feels better and better on the mound, and the defending champs keep picking up steam.
PENNSBURG — Nor-Gwyn’s chances of forcing Game 2 in the Bux-Mont American Legion championship looked slim when it lost a two-run seventh inning lead and one of the team’s leaders was ejected Monday night at Upper Perkiomen High School.
UPPER GWYNEDD — It was a longer day at Hostelley Field than Nor-Gwyn wanted to have Saturday afternoon. But the Hawks made sure all that time did not result a quick exit from the Bux-Mont American Legion playoffs.
HATFIELD TWP. — The Bux-Mont American Legion first-round playoff game between Hatfield-Towamencin and Plumstead didn’t exactly go as planned. Pregame rain delayed the start by 30 minutes and a downpour between the second and third innings caused another lengthy stoppage.
UPPER DUBLIN — Fort Washington’s attempt at a squeeze bunt in the bottom of the sixth inning didn’t work. It was, however, successful.
NORRISTOWN — Josh Culbreath — Olympic medalist, track coach and pride of Norristown — passed away July 1 in Cincinnati. He was 88 and in hospice care due to declining health.
HATFIELD TWP. — Eric Hamilton cooled off the Hatfield-Towamencin offense and Nor-Gwyn kept its hot streak going Monday night at School Road Park.
UPPER DUBLIN >> Tyler Lizell feels comfortable in pressure situations and the Fort Washington right-hander stepped into one against Mt. Airy.Lizell took the mound in the top of the seventh inning with two outs, runners on second and third and a one-run lead. He got Mt. Airy’s cleanup hitter to ground out to first baseman David Sharp to secure a 5-4 Lower Montco American Legion League win Friday evening at Upper Dublin High School.“Pressure is my favorite thing,” Lizell, a 2021 Upper Dublin grad heading to Gettysburg, said. “I love pressure. For some reason I just thrive under it. I always seem to do a lot better under pressure. The last out was fun – a lot of pressure. They had the game-tying run on third base.”Lizell did damage with his bat, too. He went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI.His first hit got Fort Washington its first run in the bottom of the fourth inning. He plated Gabe Franczyk with a one-out double to cut their deficit in half, 2-1, and took third on the throw home. He scored to tie the game on an error.After Fort Washington took a 4-2 lead on a Nate Dennis RBI triple and Ryan Deal sacrifice fly in the fifth inning, Lizell added an insurance run in the sixth. He led off with a solo home run over the right field fence to make it a three-run game.“I kind of knew it was gone halfway down to first base,” Lizell said. “I got a good piece of it and it felt like I barely hit anything – that’s how you know it’s gone. I saw it going pretty far and that fence isn’t too far. It felt good.”Mt. Airy didn’t go down without a fight. Four of their first six batters in the top of the seventh tallied hits – including RBI singles from Von Curry and Milton James – to make it 5-4 and knock Fort Washington starter Tim Saiber out of the game. Lizell came on in relief to strand the tying run on third and go-ahead run on second.Saiber allowed four runs across 6.2 innings for Fort Washington. He surrendered 10 hits while striking out two batters and walking one. He allowed two runs in the first inning and two in the seventh. The right-hander retired 11 straight batters from the middle of the third inning through the end of the sixth.“In the bullpen I was really feeling my changeup and curveball a lot,” Saiber, a rising junior at Springfield, said. “That was helping me a lot – I was throwing a lot of curveballs and changeups for strikes today.”James threw all six innings for Mt. Airy. He struck out five batters to three walks and allowed five runs on five hits.Fort Washington 5, Mt. Airy 4Mt. Airy 200 000 2 – 4Fort Washington 000 221 x – 5WP: Tim Saiber 6.2 IP 2 K 1 BB 10 H 4 RLP: Milton James 6 IP 5 K 3 BB 5 H 5 RS: Tyler Lizell 0.1 IP 0 K 0 BB 0 H 0 R2B: MA: Damon Borgia. FW: Tyler Lizell.3B: FW: Nate Dennis.HR: FW: Tyler Lizell.
UPPER GWYNEDD — Nor-Gwyn’s Gavin Mikulski found himself in a quick jam Wednesday night, the first two Quakertown batters collecting hits to give the visiting Blue Jays runners at the corners with no outs in the top of the first inning.
HATFIELD TWP. — Hatfield-Towamencin coach Kevin Harder gave Jack Picozzi two options in the bottom of the eighth inning.
HORSHAM — Tyler Lizell held off Horsham’s bid for a seventh-inning comeback and visiting Fort Washington kept it winning streak intact Monday night.
HORSHAM >> Hatboro-Horsham got off to a slow start this season, losing five of its first seven games, before putting things together and earning the No. 7 seed in the District 1-6A playoffs.
UPPER DUBLIN >> For the third time this season Upper Dublin pitcher Tristan Cairnes got the ball against rival Wissahickon.
LOWER MORELAND -- A suspect has been arrested in the Feb. 20 shooting on the University of Arizona campus that resulted in the death of Forrest Keys, a 2019 Lower Moreland graduate, the Tucson Police Department announced Friday.
Ten months is a long time for an athlete to go without competing. It’s especially long for Bucknell junior Taylor O’Brien.
When Cam Reddish was selected with the 10th overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2019 NBA Draft, he stood on stage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. and held open hit suit jacket, revealing the blue ‘N’ for Norristown.
UPPER GWYNEDD — With a curveball that Montgomery Township could never quite get a bead on, Garrett Moyer whirled Harleysville to a 7-2 victory in a must-win Bux-Mont Connie Mack A playoff contest at Hostelley Field Wednesday night.
HATFIELD TWP. — Quinn Marett came through in a pivotal fourth inning Tuesday night, knocking a single to right to put Hatfield-Towamencin in front for good.