The Suburbanonesports report
UPPER MORELAND 1, UPPER DUBLIN 0
In one of those rare contests where neither team deserved to lose, it was the Golden Bears – behind the strong arm of Dawson Ruggles – edging the Flying Cardinals.
Ruggles fanned 13 and didn’t walk a batter while allowing eight hits. He was forced to leave with one out in the seventh after reaching the 100-pitch mark. Tommy Jacob closed it out, retiring the first two batters he faced.
“Dawson did a tremendous job on the mound today,” coach Dan Heiland said. “I’ve said it all season – he just did a great job of working ahead and not letting their batters get comfortable in the box.
“He did get in some tough situations today. They had the bases loaded with no outs, and he got out of it. Out of 101 pitches, he threw 79 strikes. He was dealing out there today. He was the key guy today.”
The Golden Bears plated the only run they would need in the top of the second. Kevin Walder drew a walk to open the inning and with two outs was on third base when Nick Pagano delivered a clutch RBI single.
That run stood the rest of the way.
Ryan Besachio pitched well enough to win on most days, allowing just four hits while walking three and striking out three.
“We didn’t hit the ball particularly well today, and you’ve got to give credit to their pitcher too,” Heiland said. “He did a nice job of keeping our guys in check today.
“We were putting the ball in play, and their defense did a great job of making the plays behind their pitcher.”
Neither team made an error, and neither team had an extra base hit. UD’s Max Weinberg, who was 2-for-3, was the only player with more than one hit.
“Both teams were pretty solid in the field,” Heiland said. “It came down to pitching.
“Their pitcher threw a great game. Dawson just out-pitched him today.”
Upper Moreland (8-3, 5-2 SOL) will travel to Plymouth Whitemarsh on Friday, and Upper Dublin (3-7, 2-6) will be on the road at Cheltenham on Friday.
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The Gamechanger Report
Upper Moreland Captures Lead Early To Defeat Upper Dublin Cardinal Varsity LIVE
Upper Dublin Cardinal Varsity LIVE fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 1-0 loss to Upper Moreland on Wednesday. Upper Moreland took the lead on a single in the second inning. The pitching was strong on both sides. Upper Moreland pitchers struck out 13, while Upper Dublin Cardinal Varsity LIVE sat down three
Upper Moreland captured the lead in the second inning. Upper Moreland scored one run when N Pagno singled with two outs in the second inning. A single by Max Weinberg in the second inning was a positive for Upper Dublin Cardinal Varsity LIVE .
#25 earned the win for Upper Moreland. He tossed two-thirds of an inning, allowing zero runs, zero hits, and walking zero. Ryan Besachio took the loss for Upper Dublin Cardinal Varsity LIVE . He pitched seven innings, allowing one run, four hits, and striking out three. D Ruggles started the game for Upper Moreland. He tossed six and a third innings, surrendering zero runs, eight hits, striking out 13, and walking zero.
Weinberg went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Upper Dublin Cardinal Varsity LIVE in hits. Upper Dublin Cardinal Varsity LIVE didn’t commit a single error in the field. Weinberg had the most chances in the field with nine. Upper Moreland was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. R Lowry had the most chances in the field with 13.
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