ICL: Indies rally to beat darkness ... and Greensburg
Amfire Mining wiped out an early six-run deficit and scored the game’s last seven runs to nip Greensburg, 7-6, in an Indiana County League baseball game that was shortened to five innings due to darkness Tuesday at Keystone Rehab Field.
The Indies were trailing 6-1 before plating four runs on four hits, a walk and a hit batsman in the top of the fourth inning to make it a one-run game, 6-5. Aaron Princes cracked a two-run double to ignite the scoring. An inning later, the Indies’ Troy Trimble hit a leadoff double and then scored on a sacrifice fly from Matt Brown to tie the game, 6-6.
Nate Baker then drove in the game-winning run with a base hit that plated Aaron Princes from third.
Trimble went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, Princes finished 2-for-2, and Dom Peluso scored two runs and drove in two runs.
Baker allowed six runs in the first two innings, but then held Greensburg scoreless in the last three. Baker fired a six-hitter, striking out five and walking two.
TRENDY TRADES 5, NEW DERRY 0: Trendy Trades scored three runs in the first inning of a pitcher’s duel and then handcuffed New Derry for an easy win in a game that was shortened to six innings due to darkness at New Derry Field.
Trendy Trades plated three runs on a hit, four walks and a hit batsman in the top of the first inning. Larry Cadile fueled the rally with a two-run double. Trendy Trades’ Logan Douglas and Chad Martin each drew a pair of bases-loaded walks in the fifth to stretch its lead to 5-0.
Winning pitcher Matt Wilson fired a four-hitter, striking out nine and walking one.
BLAIRSVILLE 3, WEST LEBANON 1: Blairsville loaded the bases in the eighth inning and drew back-to-back walks to score the eventual game-winning runs in a victory over West Lebanon at Bertolino Field.
The Colts’ Jarred Pennavaria doubled and then scored on a base hit from Scott Harsh in the top of the sixth to tie the game, 1-1.
Then, with the game still knotted 1-1, Blairsville’s Jordan Truscott drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the top of the eighth to drive in Andrew Gilmore for the eventual game-winning run.
The next batter, Ben Doak, also drew a walk, scoring Harsh to make it 3-1. Harsh went 3-for-4, and Pennavaria finished 2-for-4.
Pennavaria, Steve Janik and Culler combined to toss a one-hitter.
Pennavaria struck out two and allowed no hits in the first two innings, Janik struck out three and allowed one hit in three innings, and Culler struck out two and allowed no hits in three innings.
Garrett Mack, West Lebanon’s starter, struck out six and walked two in seven innings.