Pothering caught the ball and
threw a strike to home plate. Welsh applied the tag to complete the
inning-ending double play.
Cheers erupted from the Haven
Those cheers didn't last long as
Haven stranded another two runners on base, Albie Evans earning the only hit
In the third, Haven gained a
little bit more ground.
Welsh ripped a double and two
batters later Evans added another single, this time recording an RBI, to cut
Orwigsburg's lead to 4-2.
Orwigsburg scored again in the
top of the fourth inning, though.
Bobby Barr led off with a walk.
Biever added his third hit of the game to move Barr to third.
Sophy put the ball in play, which
was fielded by the second baseman. Both the ball and Barr were then headed for
Barr avoided the tag to put
Orwigsburg ahead 5-2 just before the suspension.
The suspended game may affect
what is shaping up as a tight Pool 2 race. Four regularly scheduled pool games,
plus the completion of Friday's game, are scheduled to be completed by July 5.
Orwigsburg (0-1) will host
Cressona today. Cressona (1-1) defeated Orwigsburg 13-5 last weekend.
Schuylkill Haven (1-0) will travel to Rotary (1-1) on Sunday. Schuylkill Haven
defeated Rotary in extra innings last Monday evening.
Jake Luckenbill started things
with a single to right field.
After Kobe Brish walked and Josh
Kalyan reached on an error, the bases were loaded for Jake Pothering.
Pothering drew another walk to
force in a run, the bases still loaded.
That was the only run to cross
the plate as Kaleb Sophy, the left-handed Orwigsburg starter on the mound,
pitched out of the jam, leaving three runners stranded.
Schuylkill Haven took back
momentum in the second inning, using some sparkling defense to shut down an
Keven DiLorenzo drew a walk and
then Biever hit a double to right field.
Biever overran second
base, forcing a rundown that
resulted in DiLorenzo being tagged out at the plate while Biever advanced to