Laurel Auto Group lost 6-4 in seven innings at Johnstown Middle School on Sunday, despite outhitting Martella’s Pharmacy 12 to four.
Ben Webb did his best to jumpstart the offense for Laurel Auto Group, reaching base four times. He doubled in the third inning and singled in the first and fourth innings.
Nathan Mori looked sharp on the mound. Martella’s Pharmacy managed just one hit off of the Laurel Auto Group’s pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked five and struck out two during his 5 2/3 innings of work.
Keirn got it done on the rubber on the way to a win. He allowed three runs over 3 2/3 innings. Keirn struck out none, walked two and gave up six hits.
Martella’s Pharmacy was sparked by Boyer and Nate Negri, who teamed up for three hits and four RBIs.
Danny Clark was the game’s losing pitcher. He allowed six runs in 1 1/3 innings, walked six and struck out none.
The lead stayed with Martella’s Pharmacy after the second, when it scored six runs on two doubles, a fielder’s choice, and a sacrifice fly by Strasiser.
After pushing across one run in the bottom of the third, Laurel Auto Group faced just a 6-1 deficit. A sacrifice fly by Collin Laguzza fueled Laurel Auto Group’s comeback. Keirn ended the inning by getting Jon White to fly out.
Laurel Auto Group scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth to cut its deficit to three. A bases loaded walk by Zac Heide and an RBI single by Logan Urtz sparked Laurel Auto Group’s rally. Finally, Neiderhiser got Collin to strike out to end the threat.
After pushing across one run in the bottom of the seventh, Laurel Auto Group faced just a 6-4 deficit. An RBI single by Derrick Zavatsky triggered Laurel Auto Group’s comeback. Finally, #3 got Logan to fly out to end the game.
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