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The senior second baseman is a skilled batsman, compiling a batting average of .481 with 25 hits (as of May 13) with 13 RBIs, 10 runs scored and only four strikeouts. Conestoga head coach Matt Diamond noted, “He is also playing phenomenal defense at second base.” The University of South Carolina-bound senior has played the keystone position since his Little League tournament days at age 11.
Ryan Buck, Max Anastasio, Owen Margolis (pictured), Jacob Marcus, Luke Czepiel and Jared Deluccia earned Central League Honors.
The Conestoga Pioneers Varsity was victorious against Lower Merion in the last league regular season game on Monday.
Conestoga Pioneers Varsity got things started in the first inning. Conestoga Pioneers Varsity scored one run when Ryan Buck singled and another when Luke Czepiel doubled.
Buck led things off on the mound for Conestoga Pioneers Varsity. He lasted seven innings, allowing two hits and three runs while striking out five.
Alec Deegan started the game for Lower Merion. He allowed two hits and two runs over one inning, striking out one. Casey Murphy and Marlon Rose entered the game as relief, throwing five and a third innings and two-thirds of an inning respectively.
Conestoga Pioneers Varsity totaled ten hits in the game. Cam Marcus, Luke Czepiel, Buck, and Luke Borger all managed multiple hits for Conestoga Pioneers Varsity. Marcus went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Conestoga Pioneers Varsity in hits.
SP Ryan Buck 7IP, 5K, 3BB, 2H, 3R, 3ER (Win)
Cam Marcus 3 for 4, 3 1B, 1 RBI
Luke Czepiel 2 for 3, 1 1B, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 RBI
Luke Borger 2 for 4, 2 1B, 1 R
Ryan Buck 2 for 4, 2 1B, 1 RBI, 1 R
Jared DeLuccia 1 for 4, 1 1B, 1 R
JV dropped a heart breaker to Upper Darby 12 to 11 in 10 innings.
Durante (1IP), Heckman(3IP), Harnish(3IP) and Rantanen(2.1IP) provided the pitching for the JV.
Durante, Merrill (pictured), Heckman and Rantanen all had multiple hits for the JV.
SP Durante 1IP, 1K, 1H, 4BB, 3ER, 3 runs
RP Heckman 3IP, 2K, 4H, 4BB, 2ER, 4 runs
RP Harnish 3IP, 5K, 3H, 5BB, 1ER, 4 runs
RP Rantanen 2.1IP, 2K, 3H, 1BB, 1ER, 1 run (loss)
Durante 3 for 4, 3B, 2B, 1B, 4RBI, 2 runs
Merrill 4 for 5, 4 1B, 2RBI, 3 runs
Heckman 3 for 6, 3 1B
Rantanen 2 for 6, 2B, 1B, BB, 1RBI, 2 runs
Shackleford 1 for 3, 2B
Wynn 1 for 2, 2B, 4BB, 1RBI, 1 run
Conestoga got things started in the second inning. Luke Borger drove in three runs when he tripled.
Jacob Marcus led things off on the pitcher’s mound for the Pioneers. He surrendered zero runs on zero hits over three innings, striking out two and walking one. Tucker Conlan and Cam Marcus came in as relief.
Borger led Conestoga Pioneers Varsity in hits, going 3 for 3 and one walk for the day.
SP Jacob Marcus 3IP, 2K, 1BB, 0H, 0R, 0ER (win)
RP Tucker Conlan 0.1IP, 1K, 2BB, 2H, 1R, 1ER
RP Cam Marcus 3.2IP, 5K, 1BB, 1H, 0R, 0ER
Luke Borger 3 for 3, 2 1B, 1 3B, 1 BB, 3 RBI, 2 R
Jacob Marcus 1 for 1, 1 2B, 1 R
Andrew Gluck 1 for 1, 1 1B, 2 RBI
Owen Margolis 1 for 3, 1 2B, 2 RBI