Tuesday, 23 July 2019 22:10

Pennsylvania Senior League team wins two extra-inning games in a row to advance to East Regional championship round

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BANGOR - The Pennsylvania team eliminated Maryland and New Jersey in consecutive games on Tuesday.

 

In game one on Tuesday, Pennsylvania jumped out to an early 4-1 lead, before Maryland tied the game in the fifth inning, 5-5.

 

Maryland's Kyler Boyd gave his team the lead, 6-5, in the top of the eighth inning with a single to right field. Carson Whiteman hit a grounder up the middle, but the wall was difficult to play and the throw to first base was wide, allowing both runners on base to score.

 

Approximately 45 minutes later, Pennsylvania retook the field against New Jersey.

 

New Jersey tied the game, 7-7, in the top of the seventh inning, and that score would hold through regulation. In the bottom of the ninth inning with two outs and Camron Marciniak on second base, Pennsylvania's Dalton Stahil put a ball into play allowing the runner to score from third base. Marciniak was not in a force situation, and the run scored before he was called out, and that run tied the game, 10-10. The New Jersey team celebrated as if they had won the game but realized soon after the game was tied.

 

New Jersey failed to score in the top of the tenth inning, and Marciniak scored the winning run on a suicide squeeze play, to advance his team to the championship game 11-10.

 

Pennsylvania must beat Delaware twice on Wednesday to win the regional, as Delaware in undefeated so far in the tournament. Game one is scheduled for 2 PM at Mansfield Stadium for Bangor.

John Wagoner

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He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he gained experience in multiple newsrooms across the Carolinas, as well as working with ESPN U and...

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