Wissahickon (9-4) might have secured itself a playoff spot in handing the first loss of the conference season to Upper Dublin (10-1). The Trojans iced the game with a four-run ninth inning after scoring two runs in the seventh inning to force extra innings. Matt Shilling had three hits and two RBI, Jeremey Spittle had two RBI, and Blake Rapoport had two hits. Spittle was the winning pitcher in relief. Leading the Cardinal offense was a two-RBI performance by Max Weinberg, while Andrew McDermott had two hits and an RBI.
Roman Catholic will play at Upper Dublin today (weather permitting), while Wissahickon will close out its season next week against Cheltenham (5-6).
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Wissahickon‘s ninth inning charge helps upend the Upper Dublin Cardinals, 9-7
A tight game was decided in the ninth inning as the Upper Dublin Cardinals fell to Wissahickon 9-7 on Thursday. Tommy Reilly reached base four times in the game for the Upper Dublin / Cardinals. He singled in the fifth and sixth innings.
Spittle recorded the win for Wissahickon. He allowed two runs over 3 1/3 innings. He struck out one, walked none and surrendered two hits. Wissahickon was sparked by Shilling and Rapoport, who teamed up for five hits and two RBIs. Justin Horn was the game’s losing pitcher. He lasted just two innings, walked none, struck out two, and allowed four runs. The Upper Dublin /Cardinals jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second. The Upper Dublin / Cardinals attack began with a single from Andrew McDermott. The game’s last lead went to Wissahickon thanks to a ninth inning rally that saw four runs cross the plate on an error and two singles.
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