The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


April 27, 2013

H.S. baseball: Alex Moyer's arm helps Selinsgrove defeat Shikellamy


"I knew they had some big guys early in the lineup that I wanted to be careful with," he said, "get some good pitches on them and work ahead if I could."

Shikellamy starter Ryan Kenney threw a nice game, as well. The junior righty pitched around a walk and an error in the first inning and a single and an error in the second through four scoreless innings. In the fifth, he gave up a leadoff single to Aaron Shaffer, and then a bunt was misplayed putting two on with no outs for the top of the order.

Beiler elected to bunt again, sacrificing leadoff man Tyler Cook to put two runners in scoring position, and Isaiah Rapp cashed in by splitting the gap in left-center with a two-run double.

"Our guys were sensing ... it seemed like, that the 2-0 lead was almost too much for them to overcome," said Beiler. "We just needed something simple, like a bunt, to move guys over and then a big hit by Rapp. That was huge."

Even bigger was a two-out homer by Colton Brouse, his second bomb in as many days, which made it 4-2.

"The big inning doesn't happen unless you give them more than one out," said Braves coach Bobby Felmy. "We booted a couple balls in key situations, and they capitalized on that one.

"It's the dreaded fifth inning for us ... We've won every game up until the fifth inning, except for Mifflinburg (a 7-2 loss April 5). We've just got to play seven."

Selinsgrove scored in the nick of time as sophomore Brandon Kashuba took the ball for Shikellamy in the sixth and threw smoke for two innings, pitching around a pair of two-out walks in the seventh, to keep the Braves within two.

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