Hellertown Legion Team Explodes in Playoff Game vs. Freemansburg

In mid-summer Legion baseball playoff action Wednesday, the Hellertown Legion team exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the first inning on four hits, two walks, a hit batsman and an error.

The team never looked back in its 16-8 win in Game 3 of the first round of the NorCo Legion playoffs, to advance to the semifinals against top-seeded Nazareth Thursday.

Matt Troyan was 3-3 with 4 RBIs, Alstan Wolfe added 3 hits and scored 3 times, and Kyle Petsch added 2 hits along with 4 runs scored.

Griffin Connelly doubled in the sixth inning, driving in 3 for Freemansburg, but it was too little to late.

Hellertown will play at Nazareth Boro Park at 5:30 p.m. as the next round of the NorCo playoffs begins.

GAME STATS: Wednesday, July 11, Hellertown v. Freemansburg

Freemansburg (10-11)      000 305 0  = 8 runs, 8 hits, 1 error
Hellertown (14-6-1)    713 302 x  = 16 runs, 14 hits, 5 errors

2B – Connelly, Szaro (Freemansburg); W. Smith, Wolfe, Morrissey (Hellertown)

RBI – Connelly 3, Gormley, Falco 2 (Freemansburg); Wolfe 2, Troyan 4, Engelhardt 2, Beatty 2, C. Smith, Morrissey 3 (Hellertown)

Multiple Hits – Schneck 2-4 (Freemansburg); Snead 2-3, Petsch 2-4, Wolfe 3-5, Troyan 3-3 (Hellertown)

Batteries:
Hellertown –  W. Smith, Millets (4), Beatty (5), Coakley (6) and Morrissey
Freemansburg – Stannard, Schaeffer (1), Moniz (3), Lombardo (4) and Throne

K/BB:
W. Smith 6/2, Millets 0/1, Beatty 1/1, Coakley 0/2; Stannard 0/2, Schaeffer 0/2, Moniz 1/3, Lombardo 2/3

WP Millets, LP Stannard

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