In the opener against Chestnut Hill, Spring City’s Mark Breitenbach and Shane Emrich combined on a one-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts as the Red Sox won, 10-0.
Breitenbach pitched seven innings and did not allow ahit until Demetri Smith led off the seventh inning with a single. He fanned 11 batters and walked three. Emrich pitched the last two innings and struck out two and walkked one.
The Red Sox collected 11 hits. Cody Brown homered and went 2-for-2 with two RBI. He homered down the left field to start the fourth and also drew two walks. Nate Fretz (triple, RBI) and David Gulati (sacrifice fly RBI) also had two-hit ballgames for Spring City.
Against Northampton, Spring City bowed, 15-2 in eight innings. Three Red Sox pitchers issued 17 walks in the contest.
In the championship qualifiers on July 22, Lionville thumped Fort Washington, 17-5; and J.P. Mascaro defeated Northampton, 12-2. Then on the final day, July 23, Lionville beat Mascaro, 10-4; and Northampton won over Lionville, 9-8, in the “if necessary” game to claim the title.
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