The Suburbanonesports Report
Springfield Township 4, Upper Dublin 3
The game was tied at three going into the bottom of the eighth. Tim Dahme walked on four pitches. Then he advanced to second on a passed ball.
Nick Pave grounded out to first, moving Dahme to third. Then Brian Murphy hit a grounder to second. The second baseman threw wide to first. Dahme charged home with the winning run.
“We put the ball in play with two outs. It was a tough play for the second baseman. He fielded it cleanly and just threw wide of first,” Springfield coach Dennis Primavera said. “The game was going our way. We should have put it away in the seventh.”
Upper Dublin tied the game at three in the top of the seventh. JT Breslin hit a grounder off the third baseman’s glove. Julian Gimbel scored.
The Flying Cardinals took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third. Matt Hebling grounded out to second, scoring Gimbel. Breslin singled to short, scoring Justin Horn.
Springfield answered with three runs in the bottom of the third, taking a 3-2 lead. Jackson Pauwels doubled to center, plating Robert Demerlis and Chris Kelly. Then Pauwels scored on an error by the first baseman.
That set the stage for the late inning drama.
Springfield was in position to win because starter Nick Pave allowed two earned runs in seven innings. He fanned eight. Dahme pitched a scoreless eighth.
“He pitched another good game. We never support him. He’s a gamer but he stays with it,” Primavera said. “Tim has pitched well this year, too.”
Upper Dublin starter Tommy Reilly gave up no earned runs in seven innings.
Primavera thinks this win keeps Springfield in the hunt for the District One Class 4A playoffs. The Spartans are fifth in the power rankings, and four teams make the playoffs. The Spartans are 1.2 points behind No. 4 Octorara.
“We probably have to win both,” Primavera said. “We have an outside chance if we win one. Anything can happen.”
Springfield (8-8, 5-7 SOL) plays Quakertown Friday night at seven. Upper Dublin (5-11, 3-9 SOL) hosts Hatboro-Horsham Friday at 3:45.
Upper Dublin 0-0-2-0-0-0-1-0 3
Springfield Township 0-0-3-0-0-0-0-1 4
Upper Dublin Cardinal Varsity LIVE Falls To Springfield Township On Walkoff
A walk-off left Upper Dublin Cardinal Varsity LIVE on the wrong end of a 4-3 defeat to Springfield Township on Wednesday. The game was tied at three with Springfield Township batting in the bottom of the eighth when there was an error, scoring one run.
Upper Dublin Cardinal Varsity LIVE lost despite out-hitting Springfield Township 11 to four.
Pave earned the win for Springfield Township. He tossed seven innings, surrendering three runs, ten hits, striking out eight, and walking zero. Tommy Reilly took the loss for Upper Dublin Cardinal Varsity LIVE . He went seven and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs, four hits, and striking out five.
Upper Dublin Cardinal Varsity LIVE had 11 hits in the game. Reilly, Breslin, Julian Gimbel, and Justin Horn each collected multiple hits for Upper Dublin Cardinal Varsity LIVE . Horn, Gimbel, Breslin, and Reilly each managed two hits to lead Upper Dublin Cardinal Varsity LIVE .
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