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Once again, the Conestoga Baseball Youth Clinic was a huge success. 109 young players attended the event, learning baseball skills from the Varsity and JV Players. Thank you to Coach Diamond and the Coaching Staff for running the clinic and to the players for assisting. Also, thank you to Kristy Moesler and the planning committee of Diane Harnish, Sherri Gartner and Cathy Mauro for organizing the parent volunteers for the event. The volunteers included Greg Mauro, Steve Gartner, Maria Durante, Jane Hughes, Karen Seifert, Suzanne Norris and Mike Anderson.
Conestoga Pioneers Varsity lost despite out-hitting Phoenixville seven to three.
Aiden Lexow (pictured) started the game on the mound for Stoga. He surrendered three runs on three hits over two innings, striking out two and walking one. Christian Moesler, Alex Snyder, and Cam Marcus each contributed in relief for Conestoga Pioneers Varsity.
Jody Durante led Conestoga Pioneers Varsity with two hits in two at bats.
Jody Durante 2 for 2, 2 1B
Christian Moesler 1 for 2, 1 1B, 1 RBI
Evan Harnish 1 for 1, 1 1B
Josh Merrill 1 for 2, 1 1B, 1 R
Blaise Rantanen 1 for 2, 1 1B, 1 R
Alex Snyder 1 for 2, 1 1B
SP Aiden Lexow 2IP, 2K, 1BB, 3H, 3R, 1ER
RP Christian Moesler 2IP, 3K, 2BB, 0H, 1R, 0ER
RP Cam Marcus 1IP, 1K, 0BB, 0H, 0R, 0ER
RP Alex Snyder 1IP, 2K, 0BB, 0H, 1R, 0ER
Conestoga Pioneers Varsity stayed in it until the end, but Episcopal Academy pulled away late in a 9-4 victory in a scrimmage on Thursday.
Stoga fired up the offense in the second inning. Cam Marcus singled, Eric Anderson doubled and Aiden Lexow grounded out, scoring one run.
After Conestoga Pioneers Varsity scored one run in the top of the third, Episcopal Academy answered with one of their own. Conestoga Pioneers Varsity scored when Walker Burdette singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
Cam Marcus led things off on the hill for the Pioneers. He surrendered one run on three hits over two innings, striking out three and walking zero. Lexow, Riley Deshetler, Brooks Rush, and Jake Anapolsky each entered the game as relief, throwing one inning a piece.
Eric Anderson went 2-for-2 at the plate with 2 doubles to lead Conestoga Pioneers Varsity in hits. Riley Deshetler and Blaise Rantanen (pictured) each had a double.
Eric Anderson 2 for 2, 2 2B, 1 R
Blaise Rantanen 1 for 2, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Riley Deshetler 1 for 2, 1 2B, 1 R
Walker Burdette 1 for 1, 1 1B, 1 BB, 1 RBI
Ian Shackleford 1 for 1, 1 1B, 1 BB, 1 RBI
Cam Marcus 1 for 2, 1 1B, 1 R
SP Cam Marcus 2IP, 3K, 0BB, 3H, 1R, 1ER
RP Brooks Rush 1IP, 0K, 3BB, 1H, 1R, 1ER
RP Aiden Lexow 1IP, 1K, 1BB, 0H, 0R, 0ER
RP Jake Anapolsky 1IP, 0K, 0BB, 1H, 0R, 0ER
RP Riley Deshetler 1IP, 0K, 0BB, 7H, 7R, 1ER
Christian Moesler (Misericordia), Brooks Rush (Franklin and Marshall) and Cameron Marcus (Johns Hopkins)
by Mitchell Gladstone, Staff Writer
mpgladstone13 | mgladstonephillynews.com
If Tuesday seemed like a slow day for local prospects, Wednesday wasn’t much better.
When the final 30 rounds of the 2018 MLB draft kicked off at noon, there were several Philly-area players still left on the board, including Paul VI righthander Will Gambino and Eastern outfielder Jack Herman. But it wasn’t until the 894th selection that Herman heard his name called by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Gambino, who is committed to Kentucky, finally was picked by the Seattle Mariners in the 35th round.
“Coming into this year, I didn’t have the expectation of the draft,” Gambino said after Paul VI’s state tournament loss May 29. “[When I get to college and exclusively,] I’m a pitcher, my pitching is going to take off, and I’m really excited to see that happen.”
Herman, who will likely head to Maryland instead of joining the Pirates, was selected in the 30th round. The Eastern senior helped his team to a Diamond Classic title Monday afternoon when the Vikings beat St. Augustine for the title.
First to be chosen Wednesday was Conestoga alum Ryne Ogren, who starred as a second baseman for Elon University. This year, he hit .338 on his way to first-team All-Colonial Athletic honors and the Mariners selected him 358th overall in the 12th round.