Took 9 innings to determine the winner of this game. Mike Bitterlich homered in the first inning for Philly to plate 2 while Vertex pushed across 3 in the 2nd with rbi hits from Keith Crowell, Frank Staber and Tom Egitto. Philly took advantage of some free passes and defensive miscues to plate 3 more in the 4th with Dave DeStaphanis & Matt Schaub both singled home 2. Vertex had the 8 to 6 lead late but allowed Shane Hanna and KC Ingram to both drive in runs. In the 8th, Mike Testa drove in one for Philly while Vertex scored one thanks to a Philly error. Philly with 2 more in the 9th and since Vertex could only managed one in the 9th, a fly out to left with 2 men on board would give the game to Philly 11-10.
Dingers with 9 men on the field defensively but did not affect them on offense. Scoring 8 runs through the first 4 innings highlighted by Chad Toner & Dave Demko both driving in 2. Chad drove in two more in the 5th, this time with a 2-run blast and Brandon Walker then doubled home 2 more in the 5th inning. At this point, Dingers had pushed 18 men across to score.
But Team Horsham did much better offensively. Zack Predergast with a 4-5 night that included a triple and THREE home runs. Zach finished with 6 RBI and 4 runs scored. Brett Saverio also homered as would Dan Lineberger. While Dingers scored 18, Team Horsham scored 33 times and took the game via mercy rule.
Mike’s got going quickly with 5 in the first with Tony Stuart singling home 2. Kyle Saba cleared the bags with a triple in the 2nd and Dave Shannon finished the night 4-4…scoring 4 times. Mike’s finished with 10.
Beers got huge production from Ryan Maley. He finished the night 4-4 with a triple short of the cycle; hitting two homers. A grand slam in the 2nd and a 2-run shot in the 4th. Ryan finished with 7 rbi. Production from top to bottom in the line up led to 18 runs scored and Beers are your winner.
For HG, ZERO runs on FIVE hits. Ouch!
For Ballz Deep, FIFTEEN runs on SEVENTEEN hits. Jarrett Kerns with 3 XBH, Jason Falcon with a 3-run homer, Matt Bookheimer doubling home 2 in the 3rd…easy game for BD.