Suburban One Report
QUAKERTOWN 9, UPPER DUBLIN 1
So far this season, the Panthers are enjoying their role as the new kids on the block in the American Conference, adding two-time defending conference champion Upper Dublin to their list of early-season conquests.
Once again Matt Bukavich was in complete command on the mound, scattering six hits and taking a shutout into the seventh inning when the Cards plated a two-out run. He fanned nine and walked just two.
“He just went up there and continued rolling,” coach Jon Pallone said. “We had a lot of good things happen.
“We did a lot of small things correct, we put a lot of pressure on them and things went well for us. We had timely hitting.”
The Panthers took a 1-0 lead in the third inning and added three more runs in the fourth to go on top 4-0. That was more than enough for Bukavich, but for good measure, they added five runs in the sixth to seal the Cardinals’ fate.
With two outs in the seventh and the bases loaded, Justin Horn’s single plated the Cardinals only run. The final out of the game also was recorded on the play.
“The kid from second rounded third too far, and our cutoff guy threw behind him at third base and got him for the third out,” the Panthers’ coach said. “Bukavich would have had to come out because of the pitch rule.”
Jake Reed was 2-for-4 out of the leadoff spot with two RBIs and two runs scored. Bukavich was 2-for-4 with one RBI while Viktor Morelock was 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored. Dennis Pierce was 2-for-2 with two runs scored. Jack Wooden was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and Chris Manns was 1-for-1 with an RBI and run scored.
For the Cardinals, Horn was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Jack Jamison had a double for the game’s only extra base hit.
“Obviously, this is a quality win,” Pallone said.
Quakertown (5-1, 3-0 SOL) will be on the road at Cheltenham on Tuesday, and Upper Dublin (2-3, 1-2) will host Plymouth Whitemarsh on Tuesday.
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Upper Dublin Cardinals Varsity Official Can’t Hold Up Against Quakertown
Monday was a long day for Upper Dublin Cardinals Varsity Official, as it fell to Quakertown 9-1. Quakertown scored five runs in the sixth inning. Quakertown’s big inning was driven by a single , a fielder’s choice by Reed, a single by Bukavich, and a fielder’s choice by Morelock.
Bukavich earned the win for Quakertown. He threw seven innings, surrendering one run, six hits, and striking out nine. Justin Horn took the loss for Upper Dublin Cardinals Varsity Official. He went four innings, surrendering four runs, seven hits, striking out two, and walking one. Upper Dublin Cardinals Varsity Official had six hits in the game. Horn and Max Weinberg each collected multiple hits for Upper Dublin Cardinals Varsity Official. Weinberg and Horn each collected two hits to lead Upper Dublin Cardinals Varsity Official.
Quakertown collected nine hits. Bukavich, Reed, and Pierce each collected multiple hits for Quakertown. Quakertown didn’t commit a single error in the field. Hurst had the most chances in the field with eight. Reed led Quakertown with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with five stolen bases.
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