Biglerville's nine-run inning sinks Suburban
Biglerville used a nine-run inning to push past York Suburban, 13-8, in Tuesday's YAIAA baseball action.
The perfect storm swirled through in the bottom of the fifth, when the Canners collected five hits and four walks along with three York Suburban errors to wage the decisive rally. Seven of the runs were unearned, and four came with two outs.
For four innings, Suburban's Ryan Day kept the Canners just off-balance enough to prevent the big inning. The Trojans led, 6-3, through four innings and plated two more runs in the top of the fifth.
"We stopped swinging at the curveball, and started hitting the fastball when it was in there," Biglerville head coach Jeff Taylor said. "That's why we were off-balance; he was changing speeds and had us on our front toe. We made an adjustment, and I am happy with it."
Chase Long led off Biglerville's side of the fifth inning with a slow bouncer to third base. The third baseman waited on the ball, and Long beat the throw for a single.
Noah Ayers plugged a single to right, and Brock Chronister followed with a ground ball that ate up the second baseman.
Hunter Kime lashed a single to left to plate a run, and another scored when the left fielder dropped the ball.
"We back-pedaled on a couple of ground balls instead of burying them in the glove," Suburban head coach Chris Rotolo said. "We got a little nervous after one error. We still had the lead, but then, we got tight."
That spelled the end of the road for Day, who was replaced by Carson Holsinger.
A fielding error was made on the first batter he faced, then, with one out, Alex Pirich hit a liner off the pitcher's chest for an RBI single. As Holsinger threw to first, Kime rounded third aggressively and scored a second run to make it 8-6.
Four straight walks plated another two runs before Kime smacked a two-run single to make it 12-6.
The rally nullified a three-hit, five-RBI game by Suburban's Collin Slenker. He hit a liner over short for an RBI in the second, ripped a three-run double to the fence in right-center in the third, and bounced an RBI single up the middle in the fifth.