Lionville ends Spring City legion season

Photo by Barry Taglieber Spring City catcher Corey Rantz watches as Lionville's Nick Amicon (10) slides home to score a run during a losers' bracket elimination game in the Region 3 tournament at Ram Stadium.
Photo by Barry Taglieber Spring City third baseman Owen Gulati, left, tags out sliding Spencer Zuraski, right, at third base during the Region 3 tourney. Lionville manager Brett Mariani is the third base coach.

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.

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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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