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Saturday, April 25
Bruno's Walk Off Hit Lifts Parkland Over Governor Mifflin

Tyler Bruno's game winning, walk-off swing

After giving up a 1-0 lead in the top of the 6th inning that allowed Governor Mifflin to tie the game at 1-1, Tyler Bruno hit a two-out single up the middle in the bottom of the 7th inning to score Andrew Roth and give the Trojans the 2-1 walk-off win.  The game was marked by strong pitching on both sides, as well as key defensive plays.  Starting pitcher Harsha Bollu pitched five effective innings, allowing one run on six hits and one walk.  Bollu worked around a couple of hits in the first two innings of the game, and got out of a bases loaded jam in the 3rd inning with an inning ending double play. 

Parkland had an opportunity to score in the 1st inning when lead off hitter Jeff Strisovsky (1-3, sac bunt) singled, Justin Afflerbach (1-3, BB, R) walked, and Chris Rabasco (0-1, 2BB, HBP) was hit by a pitch to load the bases with no outs.  After a fielder's choice ground out got the force out at the plate, Rhett Jacoby (0-2, BB) hit a line drive to second base that was caught for a double play.  In the bottom of the 3rd, Afflerbach singled and later came around to score the first run of the game with Bruno's first RBI single of the game.  The Trojans did not mount another scoring threat until the bottom of the 7th inning.  In the 5th, Bruno did drive a ball over the right fielders head, but the Governor Mifflin right fielder made an outstanding running catch on the warning track. 

 In the top of the 6th inning, a lead off walk and a stolen base put a Governor Mifflin runner on second base with no outs.  The next batter doubled to the gap in left center to tie the game at 1-1.  With the go-ahead run on second base with no outs, Rabasco came on in relief of Bollu.  Rabasco got two quick outs with strikeouts on six pitches to the next two Governor Mifflin batters.  The next batter hit a bloop single over third base that landed in short left field.  With the Governor Mifflin base runner trying to score from second base, shortstop Strisovsky picked up the ball and his throw to home plate was on the mark to catcher Austin Mueller (1-3) who applied the tag to end the inning.  Rabasco worked around a one-out single in the top of the 7th to keep the game tied at 1-1. 

In the bottom of the 7th inning, Roth reached base on a fielding error and advanced to second base on a Strisovsky sacrifice bunt.  A ground out off the bat of Afflerbach allowed Roth (1-2, BB, R) to advance to third base.  With Roth on third base and two outs, Rabasco was intentionally walked to make way for Bruno (2-4, 2RBI).  Bruno lined the first pitch of his at-bat to centerfield to score Roth for the walk-off 2-1 win.  Rabasco picked up the win on the mound for his two scoreless innings of work, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out two.  Cullan Wadsworth (1-3) singled in the 6th inning to round out Parkland's offense.

Rhett Jacoby applies tag on Harsha Bollu pick off attempt

Friday, April 24
13-0 Shutout Against Emmaus has Parkland Back on Track

Kyle Friebolin hits sacrifice fly against Emmaus

After being no-hit less than 24 hours ago and suffering their first loss of the season to Northampton, the Parkland Trojans were right back on the diamond today at Emmaus.  With no time to take a few extra swings in the batting cage to cure the futility of the night before, the Trojans found perhaps the best cure for getting back on the winning track......a 6-0 lead to start the game.  It is true that before the first pitch of the game was thrown today the Parkland Trojans had a 6-0 lead, but not because the Green Hornets were feeling generous.  Today's game was the continuation of a suspended game from more than two weeks ago when the Trojans sent ten batters to the plate in a rainy 1st inning, scoring six runs on four hits.  Starting pitcher Rhett Jacoby worked out of a first inning jam when Emmaus loaded the bases with one out.  Jacoby got a strikeout and a ground ball out to end the threat as the rains forced the game to be suspended after one full inning of play.  In Jacoby's one inning of work he had two strikeouts and allowed two base hits, one hit batter, and no walks.

Parkland scored its six 1st inning runs when the first three batters of the game reached base to load the bases.  Jeff Strisovsky was hit by a pitch, Justin Afflerbach singled, and Chris Rabasco walked.  After scoring the first run on a Evan McAndrew sacrifice fly, Tyler Bruno (1-3, BB, 2R) singled to reload the bases then Harrison Rabenold (1-3, 2B, BB, 2R, 2RBI) doubled to drive in two runs, followed by a Cullan Wadsworth double to drive in two more runs.  Dan Zaccaro (0-1, RBI) then hit an RBI ground out to finish out the first inning scoring. 

With the game resuming today in the top of the 2nd inning, the Trojan bats came out swinging.  Chris Rabasco (1-1, 2B, 2BB, sac fly, 2R, RBI) got things going with a one-out double to right field and Evan McAndrew (1-2, 3B, sac fly, R, 2RBI) followed with a triple to right field to score Rabasco.  Emmaus' pitcher then had trouble finding the strike zone.  The next four Parkland batters reached base on walks.  Cullan Wadsworth (1-3, 2B, BB, R, 3RBI) and Andrew Roth (1-2, BB, R, RBI) both got RBI base on balls that plated McAndrew and Bruno.  Kyle Friebolin (0-1, BB, sac fly, RBI) then drove home Parkland's fourth run of the second inning with a sacrifice fly out. 

Connor Higgins took the mound in relief of Jacoby and pitched four innings of shutout baseball allowing two base hits and two walks with five strikeouts.   Emmaus collected their two hits of the day in the bottom of the second inning as they loaded the bases with one out.  Higgins got our of the jam with a ground ball 6-4-3 double play to end the inning. 

Parkland added three more runs in the 4th inning.  Roth reached base with a one-out single and Friebolin walked.  Jeff Strisovsky (1-3, HBP, 2R, RBI) then singled to score Roth.  After Justin Afflerbach (2-3, HBP, R) was hit by a pitch, Rabasco hit a sacrifice fly to score pinch runner EJ Brandt.  Kyle Novobilski then hit a ground ball to second base that was misplayed allowing Strisovsky to score.  With a 13-0 lead, Higgins worked around two walks in the bottom of the 5th inning to end the game via mercy-rule and put the Trojans back on the winning track.

Harrison Rabenold was 1-3 with double and 2 RBI's

Thursday, April 23
Trojan Bats Silenced, Suffer First Loss of the Season

A little more than two weeks ago the Parkland Trojans easily beat the Northampton Konkrete Kids by a score of 11-1, handing Northampton pitcher Noah Durnin the loss after he allowed three runs on seven hits in five innings of work.  Tonight Durnin was masterful as he pitched a no-hitter against a Trojan lineup that had scored over 100 runs in its previous eleven games.  Northampton won the game by a score of 5-1.  Parkland was able to score a a run in the bottom of the third inning  to cut the Northampton lead to 2-1.  Andrew Roth led off the inning with a walk and came around to score on a pair of Northampton errors.  Chris Rabasco and Evan McAndrew also reached base in the game via the walk, while Jeff Strisovsky reached base twice on errors and Justin Afflerbach reached base on a fielder's choice.  That was it for Trojan base runners tonight as the cold, blustery game conditions cooled off their bats as Parkland lost its first game of the 2015 season.

The game was tight most of the way as the score remained 2-1 in favor of Northampton after four innings of play, and then 3-1 after six innings of play.  Starting pitcher Rhett Jacoby pitched well enough to win as he struck out ten and allowed three runs (one earned) on seven scattered hits with no walks in his six innings of work.   Reliever Alec Bartholomew worked the 7th inning and allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and one walk, while striking out one.  Parkland hitters never got anything going during the game as Durnin retired the last 10 Trojan batters in a row to finish off his no-hitter.

Parkland celebrated Youth Night prior to tonight's game

Thursday, April 23
JV Trojans Down Northampton with 10-Run 6th Inning for 10-3 Win

The JV Trojans produced a 10-run 6th inning rally to down Northampton 10-3.  The Konkrete Kids jumped out to a 3-0 lead, scoring 3 runs in the 4th, while the Trojans were held scoreless through 5 innings.  Parkland brought 14 batters to the plate in the 6th inning, scoring 10 runs on 8 hits.  The inning was started with a Nick Iannotta (1 for 4, R) single followed by an Ethan Imler (0 for 2, 2BB, 2R) walk and a Matt Mellinger (2 for 4, 2R, RBI)  single to load the bases.  Will Algard (3 for 4, R, 3RBI) singled to score Iannotta and Imler.  Joey Bolick (2 for 3, BB, R) followed with walk and a Christian Kinsley (1 for 2, R, 2RBI) single scored Mellinger and Algard.  Back to back doubles by Nick Stillittano (1 for 1, double, R, 2RBI) and Nate Markowicz (2 for 2, double, R, RBI) scored Bolick,  Kinsley, and Stillittano, extending the Trojan lead to 7-3.  With two outs, Imler walked and Mellinger and Algard singled for their second hits of the inning to score Markowicz and Imler.  Mellinger added the final run of the inning, scoring on a wild pitch for the 10-3 lead.

Nick Iannotta shut down the Konkrete Kids in the final innings to secure the 10-3 win.  Iannotta threw 3 scoreless innings in relief, giving up just one hit and 2 walks, with 1 strikeout.  Starting pitcher Will Algard worked 4 innings, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks, striking out 1.  The Trojans improved to 9-2 with the win.

Tuesday, April 21
Trojans Walk Off with Win in 10 Innings Against Nazareth

Austin Mueller doubled in 10th inning

Before tonight's game against the Nazareth Blue Eagles, Parkland's senior players honored nine school teachers with a Shirt Off My Back Award.  Ten innings and more than two hours and thirty minutes later, the Trojans pushed across the lone run of the game in the bottom of the 10th inning on a Nazareth error with the bases loaded to walk off with a 1-0 win.  Tonight was another game of strong Parkland pitching that was equally matched against strong pitching from the Blue Eagles as the game remained scoreless through 9 innings of play.  Three Parkland pitchers combined for 17 strikeouts and the 2-hit shutout.  Nazareth's starting hurler went 9 shutout innings scattering seven Parkland base hits before giving way to a reliever in the bottom of the 10 inning. 

Parkland had an opportunity to score early in the game when they loaded the bases in the 2nd inning on singles by Rhett Jacoby (1-for-4) and Andrew Roth (1-for-4), and a walk to Austin Mueller (1-for-3, double, BB), but the runners were stranded on base.  Only two Trojans batters would reach base over the next five innings of play.  Justin Afflerbach (2-for-4, intentional BB) was left stranded on base in the 3rd inning after leading off with a single and Tyler Bruno (1-for-4, double) was stranded on second base after a 2-out double in the 6th inning.  Back-to-back singles by Afflerbach and Chris Rabasco (2-for-4, intentional BB) with one out in the 8th inning put Parkland in good shape to end the extra inning game, but they too would be stranded on base.  In all the Trojans stranded a total of 11 base runners during the game. 

Starting pitcher Michael Jenkins went 4 and 2/3 innings before having to leave the game due to injury.   Jenkins dominated the Blue Eagles allowing only one base hit with no walks and had 9 strikeouts.  Jenkins retired 13 of the 16 batters he faced with one of those batters reaching base due to a Parkland fielding error.  Harsha Bollu took the mound in relief of Jenkins and Bollu worked three innings allowing one base hit with two walks.  Bollu had five strikeouts.  After Nazareth loaded the bases with two outs in the top of the 8th inning on a base hit and two walks, Evan McAndrew took the mound in relief of Bollu and got the final out of the inning with an infield pop up to end the Nazareth threat.  McAndrew went on to pitch 2 and 1/3 perfect innnings of relief for the win, retiring all seven batters he faced in order, along with three strikeouts. 

In the bottom of the 10th inning, Mueller doubled on a fly ball that dropped into left-center.  After reaching third base on a wild pitch, intentional walks to Afflerbach and Rabasco loaded the bases with one out.  With the Nazareth infield playing up, McAndrew grounded to second base.  The throw to homeplate was wide of the catcher and pinch runner EJ Brandt scored the walk off winning run for the 1-0 victory.

Trojans conference on the mound during 8th inning

Tuesday, April 21
JV Trojans Lose to Nazareth, 5-1

Matt Mellinger on second base

The JV team was handed their second loss of the season in a 5-1 game against Nazareth.  The Trojans gave up 4 runs in the 2nd inning that proved to be the difference in the game.  Starting pitcher Christian Kinsley worked 5-1/3 innings, allowing 5 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks, recording 4 strikeouts.  Nick Iannotta pitched 2/3 inning in relief, retiring the two batters he faced, one by strikeout.  The Trojan offense struggled against the Blue Eagle pitching, collecting 3 hits in the game.  Parkland’s lone run was scored in the 2nd inning when Will Algard (1 for 3, R) reached base on error.  Following a Collin Duff walk and a passed ball, Algard scored on a Josh Lee (0 for 3, RBI) ground ball.  The Trojans threatened in several innings, but couldn’t find the key hits needed, leaving 7 runners in scoring position.  Nate Markowicz (1 for 3) singled in the 3rd and Matt Mellinger (1 for 3, double) doubled in the 5th, but both were stranded on base.  The loss drops the team to 8-2 on the season.

Josh Lee drove in the JV Trojans only run of the game

Saturday, April 18
Trojan 14-Hit Attack Over 5 Innings, Plus Higgins Shutout Equals 12-0 Win Over Freedom

Andrew Roth was 2-3 with two RBI's

The Parkland Trojans started their Saturday afternoon game against Freedom in what has become a familiar manner this season.  This time they sent ten batters to the plate in the top of the first inning and by the time the third out was made, the Trojans had seven hits, two for doubles, and a 5-0 lead.  If that wasn't enough, Trojan hitters kept pouring it on in the 3rd inning.  Eleven Trojan batters stepped into the box in the top of the 3rd inning and by the time that inning was over, another five runs crossed the plate on three base hits, four walks and a hit-by-pitch.  With a 10-0 lead after three innings of play, the Trojans added two runs in the 5th inning to win by a score of 12-0 in the 5-inning game.  Five Parkland players had two-hit games today.

Connor Higgins earned the win in a two-hit complete game shutout and improved his record to 4-0 on the season.  Higgins walked one and struck out four in his five innings of work on the mound.  After Higgins retired the side in order in the bottom of the first inning, Freedom had their best chance to score in the 2nd inning when they collected their only two hits of the game.  With runners on second and third base with one out, Higgins got out of the inning with a strikeout and a ground out.   Higgins then went on to retire nine of the next ten batters and struck out the last batter of the game to end it.

Lead-off hitter Jeff Strisovsky (1-for-3, BB, 2 R) singled to open the game and Chris Rabasco (2-for-3, double, 2 R, 2 RBI) doubled to the wall in centerfield to score Strisovsky.  Evan McAndrew (2-for-3, 2 doubles, R, 2 RBI) then followed with a double of his own to the left-center gap to plate Rabasco.  After a Tyler Bruno (2-for-3, BB, R) single, McAndrew scored from third base on a dropped third strike.  Harrison Rabenold (1-for-3, R, RBI) hit an RBI single to score Bruno, followed by a single by Andrew Roth (2-for-3, 2 RBI).  Dan Zaccaro (1-for-1, RBI) then hit a two-out single up the middle to drive in Rabenold and give Parkland the 5-0 lead after one inning. 

In the 3rd, Roth hit a sacrifice fly to score Cullan Wadsworth (0-for-1, BB, HBP, R, 2 RBI) who was hit by a pitch to reach base.  After back to back walks to Austin Mueller (0-for-2, BB, R) and Strisovsky, Justin Afflerbach (2-for-3, R, RBI) hit an RBI single to score Mueller.  Rabasco then singled on a ground ball that bounced over the head of the third baseman to score Strisovsky.  Afflerbach then scored on a McAndrew RBI double and Rabasco then came around to score on a Wadsworth RBI base-on-balls.  Parkland finished their scoring in the 5th inning when pinch hitters Kyle Novobilski and Kyle Friebolin were both hit by a pitch to reach base with one out in the inning.   Bruno singled to load the bases.  With two outs and the bases loaded, pinch hitter Michael Jenkins hit a line drive RBI single to score Novobilksi.  Roth then collected his second hit and second RBI of the game to plate Friebolin and increase the Trojan lead to 12-0.  Higgins then ended the game with a 1-2-3 fifth inning for the 12-0 Parkland win.

Michael Jenkins lines an RBI single to left-center

Saturday, April 18
Duff Pitches Complete Game as JV Trojans Roll Over Freedom 14-2; Hudock Collects Three Base Hits

Collin Duff pitched a complete game for the win

The JV bats stayed hot pounding out 11 hits as the Trojans rolled past Freedom 14-2 in 5 innings, improving to 8-1 on the season.  Starting pitcher Collin Duff worked all 5 innings to earn the win.  Duff allowed 2 runs on 4 hits, with 4 strikeouts and 3 walks.  The Trojan defense backed up Duff's pitching performance with another solid game.  A bases loaded double play ended the 4th inning, halting the Patriot's attempt of a late game rally.

Parkland jumped out to early lead, scoring 4 runs in the bottom or the 1st.  Joey Bolick (0 for 1, 3BB, 3R) walked to lead off the inning and moved to 3rd on a Scott Hudock (3 for 3, BB, 2R, 3RBI) single.  Ethan Imler (1 for 2, 2BB, R, 2RBI) singled to score Bolick and move Hudock to 3rd.   Matt Mellinger (1 for 3, double, BB, 2R, 2RBI) followed with a double to left field scoring Hudock.  Imler scored on a sacrifice fly by Nate Markowicz (0 for 1, R, 2RBI) and Nick Stillittano (2 for 3, R, 2RBI) singled to score Mellinger for the 4-0 lead. 

The Patriots picked up 2 runs in the top of the 2nd, but the Trojans responded with 6 runs in the bottom half of the inning breaking the game open 10-2.  Christian Kinsley (2 for 2, BB, 2R, RBI) got the inning started with a lead-off single and Bolick followed with a walk.  With runners as 2nd and 3rd, Hudock singled down the right field line to score Kinsley and Bolick.  Mellinger then walked and Markowicz reached base on a fielder's choice.  Stillittano singled to score Mellinger and Will Algard (1 for 2, double, R, 2RBI) doubled to left field scoring Mellinger and Markowicz.  Kinsley, with his 2nd hit of the inning, singled to score Algard for the 10-2 lead.  The Trojans added a run in the 3rd inning on a Hudock single who later scored on a Markowicz sacrifice fly to center.  Parkland rounded out the scoring, with 3 additional runs in the 4th.  Colin Calpin (1 for 2, BB, R) singled to start the inning. Four consecutive walks by Kinsley, Bolick, Hudock, and Imler scored Calpin and Kinsley.  Bolick scored the Trojans final run on a Markowicz ground ball for the 14-2 victory.

Scott Hudock was 3-3 with 3RBI against Freedom

Friday, April 17
Trojan Bats Stay Hot, Jacoby Goes Distance Against Whitehall for 11-1 Win

Evan McAndrew hits 2-RBI single

Evan McAndrew, Tyler Bruno and Cullan Wadsworth had multi-hit games as the Parkland Trojans scored 11 runs on 13 hits for the 11-1 victory over rival Whitehall Zephyrs in a game called after 6 innings of play.  The Trojans are now 9-0 on the season as they won their fourth game of the season in mercy-rule fashion.  Rhett Jacoby pitched all six innings for the complete game victory allowing one run with one walk while scattering six hits.  Jacoby surrendered the lone Whitehall run of the game in the first inning and took control the rest of the way.  Whitehall did mount a 2-out threat in the 5th inning when they loaded the bases on a walk and two singles, but Jacoby ended the threat with a strikeout. 

The Trojans bats were again quick to strike, scoring four runs in the top of the 1st inning.  Jeff Strisovsky (1-for-3, BB, R, RBI) singled, Justin Afflerbach (1-for-4, 2 R, RBI) reached on an error and Chris Rabasco (1-for-3, BB, 2 R) walked to load the bases.  McAndrew (2-for-4, R, 3 RBI) singled to drive in two runs and give Parkland a quick 2-0 lead.  After a Bruno (3-for-3, HBP, R, RBI) bunt single to load the bases again, Jacoby was hit by a pitch to score Rabasco.  McAndrew then scored later on a dropped third strike to put Parkland up by a score of 4-0.

After Whitehall scored in the 1st inning to make the score 4-1, Bruno singled to lead off the 3rd inning.  Jacoby (1-for-3, HBP, R, RBI) followed with a single and Wadworth (2-for-3, BB, 2 R) bunted for a single to load the bases once again.  Austin Mueller (1-for-2, RBI) then hit an RBI single to left field to score Bruno.  Jacoby then scored on a Dan Zaccaro ground out for the 6-1 lead.  Parkland added another four runs in the 5th inning when the first two batters of the inning reached base with a Wadsworth single and a walk to Mueller.  Zaccaro laid down a sacrifice bunt to put runners on second and third base with one out.  Strisovsky drove in Wadsworth with an RBI ground out, and Afflerbach singled up the middle for an RBI.  After a Rabasco single, McAndrew drove in his third run of the game with the RBI single.  Bruno then collected his third hit of the game with an RBI single that scored Rabasco.  Parkland scored its final run in the 6th inning on an RBI sacrifice fly by pinch hitter Kyle Friebolin.  Pinch hitter EJ Brandt (1-for-1) added a single for the Trojans in the 6th inning.  Jacoby then set the Zephyrs down in order in the bottom of the 6th inning to end the game for the 11-1 win.

Tyler Bruno lays down bunt single against Whitehall

Friday, April 17
Giovenco & Stillittano Lead JV Trojans Over Whitehall with 8-2 Win

Ryan Giovenco pitched a complete game and was 2-3 at the plate

Ryan Giovenco tossed a 4-hit complete game to lead the JV Trojans in an impressive 8-2 win over the Whitehall Zephyrs.  Giovenco and the Trojan defense combined to retire the first 12 Zephyr batters, 8 by strikeout.  The first Zephyr hit of the game came in the top of the 5th, but was erased by a Parkland 5-4-3 double play.  In the 2nd inning, the Trojan defense also doubled off a runner who had reached base on error, on a fly ball to center.   Giovenco finished the game with 10 strikeouts, while allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks.  The Trojan offense continued its balanced attack spreading 11 hits among 8 batters to score its 8 runs.

Ryan Giovenco (2 for 3, double, 2R, RBI) singled to get the Trojans started in the bottom of the 1st.  An Ethan Imler (1 for 3, double) double moved Giovenco to third.  A ground ball by Nate Markowicz (1 for 2, double, 2R, RBI) scored Giovenco for an early 1-0 lead.  Parkland added to their lead with 2 runs in the third.  Giovenco led off the inning with a double down the left field line and scored on a Matt Mellinger (1 for 1, R, RBI) sacrifice fly.  Markowicz followed with a double and scored on a Nick Stillittano (2 for 3, triple, R, 3 RBI) triple on a deep fly ball to left field to take a 3-0 lead.  The Trojans added another run in the fourth inning on back to back singles by Colin Calpin (1 for 2, BB, 2R) and Scott Hudock (2 for 3) and a sacrifice fly by Giovenco that scored Calpin. 

The Trojans put the game out of reach in the bottom of the 5th scoring 4 runs to take an 8-0 lead.  Mellinger led off with a single followed by a Markowicz walk.  Stillittano singled to score Mellinger and Markowicz.  Calpin followed with a walk and the runners moved up to 2nd and 3rd on a Hudock ground ball.  Joey Bolick (1 for 4, 2 RBI) singled to score Stillittano and Calpin.  The Zephyrs attempted a rally in the top of the 7th scoring 2 runs, but Giovenco closed the door striking out his tenth batter to end the game for the 8-2 victory.

Nick Stillittano was 2-3 with a triple and 3 RBI

Wednesday, April 15
Trojans Beat East Stroudsburg South on McAndrew's 1-Hit Shutout

EJ Brandt slides safely into second base

The Parkland Trojans dominated in another win, this time downing the East Stroudsburg South Cavaliers by a score of 10-0 in a 5-inning game.  Senior pitcher Evan McAndrew hurled a 1-hit shutout for his second win of the season.  McAndrew walked one batter and had six strikeouts.  Only two Cavaliers reach base during the game; a lead off walk to start the game and a 2nd inning lead off base hit.   After allowing this base hit, McAndrew pitched perfectly for the remainder of the game, retiring the next 12 batters in a row. 

The first five Trojan hitters of the game were retired in order when Rhett Jacoby (2-for-2, double, BB, 3 R) worked a 2-out walk in the 2nd inning to start a Trojan 2-out rally.  After consecutive walks to Austin Mueller (0-for-1, 2 BB) and Andrew Roth (0-for-2, BB, R) loaded the bases, Jacoby scored on a wild pitch to give the Trojans the 1-0 lead.  Jeff Strisovsky (2-for-4, 3 R, 2 RBI) got Parkland's first hit of the game to lead off the 3rd inning with a single.  After advancing to third base, Strisovsky scored Parkland's second run of the game on a Chris Rabasco (1-for-3, sac fly, 3 RBI) sacrifice fly. 

The Trojans broke the game open in the 4th inning, scoring 5 runs.  The first three Parkland batters of the inning reach base to load the bases with no outs; Jacoby singled, Mueller walked and Roth singled.  A Cavalier fielding error on a ground ball off the bat of Strisovsky allowed Jacoby to score for the 3-0 Parkland lead.  Justin Afflerbach (1-for-3, BB, R, 2 RBI) collected on RBI with a bases loaded walk, and Rabasco singled to the right-center gap to drive in two more runs.  Afflerbach then scored on a McAndrew (1-for-3, RBI) fielder's choice.  Jacoby got things going again in the 5th with a lead off double and after the next two batters made outs, Kyle Novobilski (0-for-2, BB, R) walked.  Strisovsky then singled to left-center to score Jacoby and Novobilski scored on an error by the left fielder.  Strisovsky then scored his third run of the game on an Afflerbach RBI single and put the Trojans up 10-0 in the 5th inning. 

Rhett Jacoby doubles to lead off the 5th inning

Wednesday, April 15
Mellinger Leads JV Trojans Over East Stroudsburg South with 1-Hit Shutout

Matt Mellinger pitched 1-hit shutout

The JV squad cruised past East Stroudsburg South in a 5 inning, 13-0 win.  Starting pitcher Matt Mellinger threw all five innings, earning the win with a 1-hit shutout.  Mellinger retired the first 10 batters, before giving up the lone hit of the game, recording 5 strikeouts while allowing 2 walks.  The Trojan bats produced 13 hits, including 4 doubles, in the 13 run victory.

Joey Bolick (1 for 2, BB, 2R, RBI) got the Trojans started with a lead-off walk.  After stealing 2nd and 3rd, Bolick scored on a Scott Hudock (1 for 1, R, 2RBI) sacrifice fly.  Ethan Imler (2 for 2, double, 2R, 2RBI) followed with a single and scored on a Matt Mellinger (2 for 4, R, RBI) single, giving Parkland a 2-0 lead after one.  The Trojans opened up the game in the 2nd inning, scoring 6 runs to take an 8-0 lead.  Nick Stillittano (1 for 1, double, BB, 2R) started the inning with a lead-off walk.  Nick Iannotta (1 for 2, 2R) singled and Christian Kinsley (0 for 0, BB, R) moved the runners to 2nd and 3rd with a sacrifice bunt.  RBI  singles by Bolick and Hudock scored Stillittano and Iannotta.  Imler doubled to score Bolick and Hudock.  Following a Mellinger single, Nate Markowicz (1 for 2, double, 2RBI) doubled, scoring Imler and Mellinger.

The Parkland offense continued its attack in the 3rd inning, adding 4 runs.  Stillittano doubled to lead off the inning.  Iannotta reached base on error and Kinsley walked to load the bases.  Stillittano scored on a wild pitch and Colin Calpin (1 for 2, 2 RBI) singled to score Iannotta and Kinsley.  Justin Petrisko (1 for 1, BB, R, RBI) singled and Anderson Hummer (1 for 1, double, RBI) doubled to score Petrisko, increasing the Trojan lead to 12-0.  The Trojans added a run in the 4th inning on a Ryan Giovenco (1 for 1, R) single and walks by Collin Duff, Josh Lee, and Petrisko, scoring Giovenco for the final score of 13-0.

Anderson Hummer hits a double for an RBI

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Tue 4/28 Baseball Parkland at Easton 4:00 PM Easton High School
Tue 4/28 Baseball Easton at JV 4:00 PM Parkland High School
Wed 4/29 Baseball JV at Emmaus 4:00 PM Church Lane
Wed 4/29 Baseball Emmaus at Parkland (Senior Night) 7:00 PM Parkland High School
Thu 4/30 Baseball Parkland at North Penn 4:00 PM North Penn HS
Thu 4/30 Baseball JV at North Penn 4:00 PM North Penn HS
Fri 5/1 Baseball JV at Whitehall 4:00 PM Whitehall High School
Sat 5/2 Baseball Whitehall at Parkland (Coca Cola Park) 3:30 PM Coca-Cola Park
Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Tue 4/21 Baseball JV (1) at Nazareth (5) - L 4:00 PM Nazareth Boro Park
Tue 4/21 Baseball Nazareth (0) at Parkland (1) - W (10 innings) 7:00 PM Parkland High School
Thu 4/23 Baseball JV (10) at Northampton (3) - W 4:00 PM Northampton High School
Thu 4/23 Baseball Northampton (5) at Parkland (1) - L 7:00 PM Parkland High School
Fri 4/24 Baseball Parkland (13) at Emmaus (0) - W 4:00 PM Church Lane
Sat 4/25 Baseball Governor Mifflin (1) at Parkland (2) - W 1:00 PM Parkland High School
Sat 4/25 Baseball JV at Governor Mifflin 1:00 PM Governor Mifflin
Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Mon 5/18 star Booster Club Meeting 7:00 PM Parkland High School