Perkiomen Post 184 base runner Kyle Saylor slides into home safely on a steal in Saturday's game at Plumstead.
It may have taken a few more tries than Head Coach Frank Mercon would have liked, but his Sr. Legion baseball squad finally found its way into the win column last Saturday when they traveled to Plumstead and came away with a 3-1 win.
The Perkiomen offense was held to only two hits on the day but found a way to squeeze out three runs. Starting pitcher Chad Force made those runs stand up as he went the distance in picking up the complete game victory.
Perkiomen scored their first run in the top of the third when Devyn Kerr led the inning off by drawing a walk. Kerr advanced to second on a fielder’s choice and promptly stole third. He scored on a wild pitch to put Perkiomen ahead 1-0.
Kyle Saylor delivered with Perkiomen's first hit of the ball game, a two-out single that scored Vince Boyle, who had walked, making the score 2-0.
Plumstead cut the lead in half in the bottom of the second when a two-out rally produce their first run of the game. After allowing three straight singles, Force issued a free pass that loaded the bases but was able to close the inning with a strikeout to preserve the one-run Perkiomen lead.
Force found himself in another bases-loaded jam in the fifth, but once again the Perkiomen hurler was able to reach back for a little extra when he needed it, squashing another potential Plumstead rally with a strikeout.
Saylor led off the sixth with his second single of the game. After Jake Dougherty’s sacrifice bunt moved Saylor into scoring position, a two-out error on a ground ball to first off the bat of Steven Bell extended the inning. Perkiomen then executed a double steal that saw Saylor score Perkiomen's third run of the game.
Force retired all six of the Plumstead batters he faced in the game’s final two frames, three via the strikeout, securing the victory for Post 184. In going the distance, Force allowed only one earned run on four hits while striking out six and walking three.
Kyle Saylor accounted for both Perkiomen hits and picked up an RBI.
Sunday Post 184 hosted the Nor-Gwyn Hawks at Bonekemper Field and came away with a 12-9 win.
Perkiomen took full advantage of nine Hawk errors as well as six walks, and three hit batters in collecting their second win of the weekend. Perkiomen got six hits while leaving 11 men on base.
Ian Benz started for Post 184, going the first three frames. Dante DeBrigida and Adam Nye combined to work the final four innings. Benz was credited with the win while Jordan Campbell suffered the loss. Campbell was roughed up for all 12Perkiomen runs but only one was earned.
The back-to-back wins puts Perkiomen's record at 2-3 in league play and the team will play Quakertown at home Friday at 7 p.m. They host Doylestown Sunday evening, also a 7 p.m. start.