CLARKS SUMMIT — Abington American scored 10 runs in the second inning and rolled to a 16-0 win over Abington National in a District 17 9-10 year-old All Star baseball game Saturday, July 2 at Ackerly Field.
American left fielder Jake Lenahan, who finished with three hits and three RBIs, started the scoring in the top of the first inning by driving in two runs with a double. First baseman Luke Swank followed with a RBI groundout.
Pitcher Ryan Nealon and center fielder Roman Cutrufello each had a single in the bottom of the first for National, but American pitcher Connor Griffin, who allowed four hits over three innings, struck out third baseman Wyatt Carper to end the threat.
American third baseman Connor Casey knocked in two runs and second baseman Madison Zalewski, who had two hits, each drove in two runs, and Griffin, Lenahan, catcher Austin Boersma, right fielder Brian Heard, and center fielder Kevin Schmidt each had a RBI during the inning.
“Connor Griffin pitched a strong game and everybody hit up and down the lineup,” Abington American head coach Jeremy Anderson said. “When you score 10 runs in an inning, everybody has to hit. I was very pleased with the team’s effort.”
Pinch-hitters Liam Fick, Reece Vida, and Adam Dempsey each drove in a run for American in the top of the third inning.
Right fielder Thomas LaCoe and shortstop Gene Curtain each had a single for National in the bottom of the third.
Abington American moved to 2-0 in pool play and will play West Scranton at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6 at Dunmore Little League.
Abington National dropped to 1-1 and will travel to play West Scranton at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 8.