The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


June 18, 2013

American Legion: Danville picks up win over Line Mountain


Despite a new pitcher, Danville continued to put the bat on the ball as four straight singles and added four runs to the scoreboard.

Wade Wetzel retired Brent and Keefer to end the inning but the damage had already been done. Wetzel settled into a groove in the bottom of the sixth, allowing one single before Line Mountain had one final chance to rally.

Dalton Lupini relieved Cromley -- who had a solid performance with five strikeouts -- and Line Mountain scored a run on the new hurler. A sacrifice fly to right field moved Dan Adams to third and Adams scored on a wild pitch to the back stop.

Brent showed no ill effects of crashing full-speed into the fence, helping to tack on a run in the bottom of the third on a double down the left-field line that was originally called a home run. The ball was rocketed off of Brent's bat into the left field corner and hopped over the fence for a ground rule double.

Brent scored Matt Schiffino, who had reached on a dropped third strike, later advancing to second on a wild pitch.

The top of the order set the table for Danville, with leadoff-hitter Garrett Krum reaching base safely in each of his four plate appearances.

"(Getting on base) is why (Krum) is our leadoff hitter," Albertson said. "He's just a smart, smart baseball player."

Line Mountain manager Sam Strouse was quick to praise the effort of his players, saying that his team played hard until the end of the game.

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