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Harry S. Truman opened up scoring in the first inning on a fielding error that scored one run.
Conestoga Pioneers Varsity knotted the game up at one in the bottom of the second inning with Cam Marcus’s sac fly scored one run for the Pioneers, and racked up another run in the third on a Buck groundout to first.
Demonstrating his ability to lead the team and to come through in the clutch, Luke Czepiel (pictured) followed up with a 3 run home run in the 5th inning to the put the Pioneers in the lead for good.
Buck got the start and the win for Conestoga Pioneers Varsity. He lasted seven innings, allowing three hits and three runs while striking out four.
Next game is Wednesday at the #1 Seed, North Penn. The bracket can be found at: https://www.piaad1.org/assets/Uploads/6A-BASEBALL-2018.pdf
SP Ryan Buck 7IP, 4K, 5BB, 3H, 3R, 2ER (win)
Owen Margolis 2 for 2, 2 1B, 1 BB, 2 R
Luke Czepiel 1 for 3, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R
Max Anastasio 1 for 2, 1 1B, 1 BB, 2 R
Jared DeLuccia 1 for 3, 1 1B
Christian Moesler 1 for 3, 1 1B
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