In the third inning, Perkiomen's Zach Miller arrives at second base safely on a steal after a bunt single in Tuesday night's game played at Upper Perk.
Erik Stalford allowed just one earned run on four hits Tuesday. But the pitcher absorbed the defeat in Perkiomen's 2-0 loss to Pottstown in the Bux-Mont League.
"Erik pitched tremendously," Indians manager Mike Fitzpatrick said. "I told him that's the kind of effort we need to advance in the postseason. But without hitters executing, that gets wasted."
The team stranded nine base runners, had a runner picked off at third base in the third inning and struck out twice with the bases loaded in the sixth inning....
The Braves' Robert Guzman tries to avoid being tagged out at first base by the Grizzlies' Cory Melchior in Monday night's game at Upper Perk.
First place Boyertown Grizzlies win, 3-1.
Since a slow start, Upper Perk's Junior Legion team has made a strong push for a top-four finish in the Twin County League and a postseason berth.
"We have been playing the kind of baseball I expected," Braves manager Perry Breyer said. "This is an experienced team. The offense has been coming through in the clutch, the defense has really tightened up, and we've been pitching well."
On Monday, Upper Perk hit a speed bump in its bid for the playoffs. Jared Waldman pitched the Boyertown Grizzlies to a 3-1 victory at Bonekemper Field.
Waldman, a lefthander, allowed just one unearned run on two hits. He struck out three and issued just one walk. "Waldman had our number," Breyer said. "He did a good job keeping the ball down in the strike zone. He got a lot of easy outs."...