The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


April 27, 2013

H.S. baseball: TVL title race gets tighter as Upper Dauphin tops East Juniata


The score was tied at 5 after East Juniata scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth. That's the way it stayed until the top of the sixth, when Ney led off with a walk. He moved to second on Buffington's sacrifice bunt and came home on a Kane Bouchard single that was misplayed in the outfield.

"That just absolutely kills you," said Brubaker, whose team committed four errors in the game. "If you have errors and then walks together, it just kills you."

East Juniata got two runners on in its half of the sixth, but Buffington got out of the jam when he induced Dillon Leonard to pop out to third.

In the bottom of the seventh, leadoff batter Nick Stahr walked. But, after Buffington whiffed Cole Snyder for the first out, he got Lorenz to hit into a 4-6-3 double play to end the game.

"It was a real good one for the fans," Brubaker said. "We fought hard to come back after starting out a little sluggish."

Lorenz was the only East Juniata batter to get two hits, as he went 2-for-4 on a pair of singles. Jesse Watts doubled in the fourth for the Tigers' only extra-base hit.

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