The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


June 3, 2013

American Legion baseball: West Snyder swats its way to season-opening win

Lorenz, Zimmerman combine for 5 RBIs


Lorenz broke the game open with a bases-loaded single to center in the sixth. He was the first batter to face Sunbury/Norry relief pitcher Jean Turber, who was the fourth pitcher of the game for the home side.

"That was a fastball, down and away," said Lorenz, who attends East Juniata H.S.

That two-run single made the score 8-2, which was an added cushion when Sunbury/Norry scored two in the bottom of the sixth to cut the deficit in half.

"I just wanted to widen the gap for our pitcher," Lorenz said. "Give him a little bit more insurance."

Stuck fanned six and walked three to get the win.

"He threw a very good ball game," Combs said. "He had good control and mixed his stuff up well."

Jack Snyder got the start for Sunbury/Norry and lasted into the fourth before being relieved by Brandon Kashuba. Kashuba was replaced in the fifth by lefty Ben Dealy, who gave way to Turber in the sixth.

"I didn't want to see (Snyder) go the whole game," said Fisher, noting that Snyder hadn't pitched since March. "I wanted to get at least four (innings) out of him, and that's what happened."

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