Game Recap: Council Rock North at Pennsbury

By Jacob Gill
Philadelphia Region Director of Scouting

Pennsbury 4, Council Rock North 3

Despite graduating three pitchers who all have gone on to college baseball, Pennsbury showed they may indeed have enough left in the talent pool to compete in the SOL National with a gritty 4-3 win over visiting 4A #8 Council Rock North.

Aden TullyCRN got on the board first, manufacturing a run in the top of the third without the benefit of a hit. Athletic sparkplug Aden Tully (East Stroudsburg; right) walked to lead off the inning and promptly stole second. Danny Whitney (Widener) grounded out to second to move Tully up a base and Cole German (Maryland) did the same to bring Tully home. The Indians had a chance to extend the lead the next inning on an opposite field single by '15 OF Noah Hartwell, but '16 OF Seth Leuz was gunned down at the plate on a terrific throw from Pennsbury '14 LF Shaun Wright.

The Falcons briefly grabbed the lead in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI double from '15 1B DJ Endler (the first of two doubles for him on the afternoon) and a run-scoring single from starting pitcher Jake Goldberg (Philadelphia U). However, CRN recaptured the lead with a two-spot of their own in the top of the fifth, again without the benefit of a hit (two BB, a HBP, a WP, and an E4), in the process chasing Goldberg from the game.

Logan BuellFor the top of the sixth, coach Joe Pesci called on '15 RHP Logan Buell (right), who promptly tallied the only 1-2-3 inning from either team on the day. Using that momentum, the Falcons loaded the bases with two out in the bottom half of the frame for leadoff man Brendan Campbell (Carson-Newman). After spoiling a number of breaking pitches on the outer part of the plate, the left-handed hitter got a pitch on the inner half that he lined into right field to give his team a one run lead.

CRN made it exciting in the seventh, as Tully led off with a single and was sacrificed to second by Whitney.  After Buell caught German looking for the second out, Tully stole third, but Buell induced a groundout to offensive hero Campbell for the final out.

Hartwell (2-3, 2B) and Tully (1-3, 2 SB) led the Indians offensively, while Campbell (2-3, 2 RBI) and Endler (2-3, 2 2B) paced the Falcons.

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