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Rohrbach’s four hits lead Lititz over CV Legion Baseball
Adam Rohrbach’s bat is heating up in the Lititz Legion team’s batting order.
And if last Sunday’s game at Conestoga Valley was any indication, that could mean a lot of good things for the Post 56’ers.
The rising Warwick senior went 4-for-5 with four RBI’s and Lititz pounded CV 13-3 in five innings in District 10 American Legion action in Witmer. With the victory, Lititz improved its record to 3-4 on the season with upcoming games this week at home against Marietta last night (Wednesday) and Strasburg-Willow Street this Sunday, June 23.
"We hit the ball real well," Lititz coach Steve Chretien said. "We just came out and swung the bats. Rohrbach is swinging a pretty hot bat right now, (Grant) Zimmerman is kinda finding his groove. Brady (Weiler) and Chris (Wentzel) always hit the ball pretty well. So I’m happy with the way they hit the ball."
With the score tied 3-3 through three innings, the Post 56’ers snapped the stalemate with a five-run fourth-inning rally. Then they added five insurance runs in the fifth to invoke the 10-run rule behind pitcher Adam Marshall, who earned the complete-game win.
Marshall struck out seven, walked one and scattered six hits.
Lititz reached CV starter Barrett Deforge for one in the first and two in the second to jump to an early 3-0 advantage. Rohrbach roped an RBI double and Marshall helped his own cause with a run-scoring single up the middle.
Conestoga Valley answered back, however, and tied the game in the bottom of the third.
But it didn’t stay that way for long. In the top of the fourth, Wentzel and Weiler both reached base and scored on Rohrbach’s two-run double. One out later, Caleb Metzler and Zimmerman connected for RBI singles to put Lititz in front 8-3.
Following a shutdown inning by Marshall, the Post 56’ers picked up where they left off in the top of the fifth against CV relievers Gavin High and Adam Weaver. Ben Gingrich’s two-run double to left field drove in Weiler and Wentzel to make it 10-3.
"We were peppering the third-base line," Chretien said.
Rohrback followed with an RBI single and then Alec Rhoads completed the scoring with a run-scoring to put Lititz up 13-3.
With the Post 56’ers at the midway point of the regular season, Chretien remains optimistic about his squad’s playoff chances.
"Looking at the records and the way we’re starting to play, I feel (good)," Chretien said. "Obviously we won’t be a number one seed. Ephrata, I believe, is 7-1. But we’ll at least get to the two or three seed, I think, to have a play-in game to see who makes the four-team tournament."
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