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Barons play spoiler in Spot’s hopes for L-L berthBaseball
Manheim Central dealt Garden Spot a blow on Monday in the Spartans’ hopes for the second and final L-L League playoff berth in Section Three.
The Barons also might have kept their hopes alive in their hopes for a District Three Triple-A playoff berth after ending the regular season with a 10-10 overall record (8-8 L-L). The top 20 teams advance, and in the latest power rankings, Central was 27th.
The Spartans (10-6 L-L) entered play on Monday tied with Northern Lebanon for second place, but Andrew Bucher went 2-for-4 and Ben Bomberger added a double and two RBI’s, as the Barons snapped a four-game skid.
GS took a 2-0 first inning lead on John Armbrust’s two-run double, but that’s all they mustered off of Barons’ pitcher Caleb Walton, who allowed just five hits while striking out five and walking three.
The Barons, meanwhile, got one back in the top of the second off of Spartans’ pitcher Armbrust and then took the lead for good with a three-run rally in the fourth inning.
Last Friday, Manheim Central found itself in a 6-0 hole through two and a half innings and never recovered, dropping a 7-4 loss to Lampeter-Strasburg in a Section Three battle in Manheim.
The Pioneers set the early tone with a four-run first inning, and then they tacked on two more in the third.
Central answered by scoring all four of its runs in the bottom of the third inning. Travis Fisher doubled and scored, Josh Good and Colin Fry (2-for-3) stroked RBI doubles, and Jason Reif and Caleb Walton also drove in runs, as the Barons cut the gap to 6-4.
But then L-S pitchers threw four straight shutout innings to protect the lead.
MC starting pitcher Ryan Wilson went 4 1/3 innings and suffered the loss. The senior hurler gave up five earned runs on six hits, while striking out four and walking one. Mitch Burkholder tossed the final 2 2/3 innings in relief.
Last Wednesday, May 2, the Barons also came up a little short in trying to dig themselves out of an early hole, falling to Northern Lebanon 5-2 in Manheim.
Six errors doomed the Barons early on, as the Vikings jumped to a 5-0 lead after three. Meanwhile, Central mustered only four hits off of Vikings’ pitcher Whitman, and they scored both of their runs in the bottom of the fourth, with Reif and Fry crossing the plate.
Fry, who allowed just one earned run on five hits over three innings, was the tough-luck losing pitcher for the Barons. More BARONS, page B-3
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