York Catholic's Knauer shuts down Biglerville
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The York Catholic baseball team hadn't scored a run yet this season, but the Fighting Irish got off the schneid in their third game of the season with Monday's 4-1 win against Biglerville in YAIAA Division IV action.
York Catholic righty Matt Knauer was excellent on the mound as he worked six solid frames and allowed one run and three hits with seven strikeouts and two walks at Yost Field in Biglerville.
"Matt hit his spots well after the first inning today," York Catholic coach Joe Gurreri said. "Once he settled in, he was very good."
Biglerville jumped ahead in the bottom of the first. Paul Asper singled to center field to plate Chase Long, who had led off the inning with a double.
But the hosts didn't register another hit until Long singled with two down in the fifth.
"You can't win with only three hits and striking out eight times, especially looking six times," Biglerville coach Jeff Taylor said. "Our offense looks lost out there."
The visitors took the lead in the third when Nick DeMarco plated Dillon Hippensteel with an RBI groundout. They had tied the game when Carter Sinclair scampered home on a passed ball earlier in the inning.
A single by Bryce Floyd plated Tony Staub in the fourth, then Will Catterall singled home Evan Tanner in the seventh to complete the scoring.
"He mixed his speeds well and kept us off stride," Taylor said of Knauer. "He wasn't overpowering, at all. But he threw strikes."