Gutsy Win for UD over Wissahickon
Reilly Brink came in clutch in the 8th inning after a pitching duel between two great pitchers led the game into overtime. The bats were fairly silent on both sides with small scoring, as Wissahickon got a lead of 2-0 after some good baserunning and strong hits in the 4th and the 5th. Before that, the game was dominated by defense and strong pitching. The Wissahickon pitcher flashed 6 scoreless innings with 7 strikeouts. Michael Zicchinolfi, on the mound for UD, pitched well with 4 strikeouts. In the bottom of the 7th, Wissahickon looked like they would pull away with this gutsy win. However, when it really mattered, UD got a couple good hits from Ryan Besachio and Reilly Brink to get 2 runs. The score was tied after 7, so it went to overtime. Chris Tochet came in to relieve Zicchinolfi, who had pitched 7 innings, and got the job done – allowing no runs. In the bottom of the 8th, some well needed magic came off Reilly Brink’s bat, as he scored the game winning run on an RBI single. This was a tremendously gutsy win, especially because Wissahickon was playing an away game with a 2-4 record on the road. After the game, Coach Garner said about his team’s performance, “That’s not what I like to see [scoreless 7 innings], but we got it done.” The 8-2-4 UD Cardinals can now look ahead to today’s game against Roman Catholic High School at 3:30 in Upper Dublin.
submitted by Josh Portney
Upper Dublin High School
Reilly Brink went 3-3 at the plate, sparking the Upper Dublin Cardinals JV to a 3-2 victory in eight innings over Wissahickon on Thursday. He singled in the fifth, seventh, and eighth innings.
Michael Zicchinolfi was a workhorse on the mound for the Upper Dublin Cardinals JV. Zicchinolfi allowed no earned runs, four hits and three walks while striking out four over seven innings of work. Chris Tochet got the win in relief for the Upper Dublin Cardinals JV. Tochet pitched one inning and allowed no runs.
PlayerJ took the loss for Wissahickon. He lasted just seven innings, walked one, struck out seven, and allowed two runs. Neither team scored until the fourth when Wissahickon got on the board. Wissahickon scored on a groundout by PlayerN.
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