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Baseball Recap: Knights swing by Panthers in late rally

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1st Inning

Pitcher Joe Valenti started on the mound for the Knights.

Greg Delgado smashed an early homerun, putting the Panthers ahead 1-0 during the second at bat.

Critical Moment: With the bases loaded, Alex Wadsworth grounded out to end the top of the first and the Panther’s early momentum.

Pitcher Jason Schweizerhof started on the mound for the Panthers.

After hitting a single, third baseman Tyler Siddal rounded out the bases and tied up the game following a hit by first baseman Billy Collins. Zach Miles scored on a catcher’s error to give the Knights a 2-1 lead.

Score: NP 2 WT 1

 

2nd Inning

It was a quick one, two, three inning for North Penn’s Valenti who kept the Panthers off the bases.

For the Knights, the inning ended with a pick off at first base while Siddal was at bat for the top of the lineup.

Score: NP 2 WT 1

 

3rd Inning

Valenti struck the first two batters out swinging, and then after two singles, the energy from the Panthers was ended when Danny Goodz grounded out at first.

As the Knights revisited the top of their line up, Siddal hit a single and advanced to second on the next play. On a called balk, Siddal went to third base and scored on a passed ball while Collins was up at bat. Zach Miles was walked, advanced on a wild pitch, and ended up scoring on a single by Joe Picozzi. Atlee Hasson and Ryan Bealer were walked, and with the bases loaded, the Panthers brought out David Linsalata to replace Schweizerhof on the mound. The inning ended with Jake Morello grounding out to shortstop Joe Shannon.

Score: NP 4 WT 1

 

4th Inning

Patrick McCauley and Alex Wadsworth opened up the fourth with two back to back singles. Later in the inning, Wadsworth scored when Kip Mooney grounded out to shortstop Zach Miles.

The Knights were not able to get any runs in the fourth inning despite Siddal’s hot bat and stolen base.

Score: NP 4 WT 2

 

5th Inning

Once again, William Tennent opened up the inning with two back to back singles (G Delgado and Shannon). Julian Manes executed a sacrifice bunt that advanced Delgado and Shannon to second and third. Both Panthers scored on Goodz’s single, and he went to second on the pass.

Knights took out Valenti and brought out senior Mason Blankenburg to command the mound and get North Penn out of a tie game situation. However, Armando Delgado grounded out, but Goodz scored, and the Panthers took a 5-4 lead on the Knights.

The Panthers also replaced their pitcher, bringing out Michael Scheller to defend their recent lead.

To answer William Tennent’s lead, Picozzi hit a home run to tie up the game 5-5 . The Knights also brought out senior Hunter Hamlin who got things moving with a RBI that brought home Hasson. His RBI was followed by two more, and soon, the Knights were ahead 8-5.

Score: NP 8 WT 5

 

6th Inning

Down by three runs, the Panthers wasted no time in the top of the sixth. Mooney led with a double, and after a walk, G Delgado hit another double, bringing Money home.

That’s when the Knights made a pitching change and brought out sophomore Kolby Barrow. Barrow came in facing Shannon with runners on second a third. An error by Siddal brought another run in, and after G Delgado scored on a wild pitch, the game was tied 8-8.

Kolby made it out of a long sixth inning without letting the Panthers get a lead, and it was up to the Knights to finish business at bat in the bottom of the sixth.

With Matt Monaghan pitching, Miles smashed a momentum-building home run during the first at bat. A sacrifice fly, sacrifice bunt, and single brought three more Knights home, and North Penn was looking at a 12-8 lead going into the seventh.

Score: NP 12 WT 8

 

7th Inning

Kolby Barrow cleaned up quickly in the seventh, allowing no runs and only one man to reach first base.

 

The Knights will travel to Central Bucks East on Wednesday to face the Patriots.

William Tennent 1 0 0 1 3 3 0

North Penn 2 0 2 0 4 4 –

 

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