Keystone 8-10 All-Stars pull off 3-2 comeback against St. Marys All-Stars
MORRISVILLE – It was quite the comeback for the Keystone 8-10 All-Stars on Wednesday as they were down 2-0 early in the game, but were able to score three unanswered runs to secure a 3-2 victory against the St. Marys 8-10 All-Stars in the Pennsylvania State Tournament.
This win helps Keystone stay alive in the lower bracket of the tourney.
It started to look like elimination when St. Marys got on the board first by scoring a run in the first inning, and then followed the very next inning with another run for a 2-0 lead heading into the third. The two-run deficit was also thanks due in part to three early Keystone errors.
But when the third inning came, Keystone had other plans.
Keystone managed to take control of the game by scoring a single run in each of the next three innings, and St. Marys was unable to respond for the rest of the game.
In the bottom of the third inning and one out on the scoreboard, Darius Shade of the Keystone All-Stars was able to pull out a double to get him on second base. Cole Bailey had followed up with a base hit to get Shade to third. Then afterwards, Blake Walker walked up to the plate and knocked in Shade on a fielder’s choice after grounding out.
Keystone kept the momentum swinging in the fourth. After Watt Probst got on safely after a base hit, he then advanced to second base after a St. Marys error. That’s when Jase Seltzer came up to bat and hit in Probst to tie the game at 2-2.
The comeback run for the lead came in the bottom of the fifth. Shade led off the inning with a single, and then was moved to second base after Bailey grounded out. Walker then became the hero of the day after scoring Shade and giving the Keystone 8-10 All-Stars the 3-2 lead.
Other contributors to Keystone was Hart Fletcher who also had a hit against St. Marys.
Pitching today for the Keystone All-Stars was Shade – who gave up two hits, two walks and had one strikeout. Nolan Cross followed by only allowing one hit, one walk and struck out three batters in three innings. Seltzer closed things out by only giving up one hit, one walk and striking out one St. Marys All-Star.
Keystone continues Pennsylvania State Tournament play today against the loser of East Pennsboro vs. Northeastern. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 PM in Morrisville.
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