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July 20, 2013

Little League baseball: Upper Dauphin 10-11's lose Section 3 contest to Montoursville

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Despite the loss, Lentz said he saw a lot of composure in Gessner, who struck out four and allowed six hits in a complete game.

But after stranding two runners in the first inning, Upper Dauphin had a tough time at the plate. The team did not record another hit on starter Hunter Shearer until the fourth inning, when its lone run was scored.

With Sam Kerwin on first base to start the fourth, Connor Reed bunted and reached first base. A fielding error at the bag moved both runners one base, and Gessner hit an RBI-single through the middle to bring in Kerwin. A walk loaded the bases with two outs, but Shearer threw a strikeout to end the inning with the lead intact.

Montoursville's final run came in the sixth, when C.J. Signor led off with a home run to left field on the inning's first pitch.

It was another play that Wood said he thought relaxed the team more.

"That one run felt bigger than that, let's put it that way," he said. "It felt like we had the momentum right there. 4-1 felt pretty good with Logan on the mound."

With the loss, Upper Dauphin is still alive in the double-elimination tournament. It will play Potter-McKean on Saturday in an elimination game. Meanwhile, Montoursville will host Danville in Saturday's second contest at 2 p.m.

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