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St. Marys Legion rallies to edge Coudersport 5-4

June 15, 2012

Photo by Jim Mulcahy St. Marys third baseman Kevin Hoy sets to throw out a Coudersport runner in the top of the fifth inning of last night’s Elk County Legion Baseball League contest played at Berwind Park.

Locals host Fox Twp. tonight

Eric Wehler stole home in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the St. Marys Legion a 5-4 victory over the Coudersport squad Friday night at Berwind Park.
Trailing 4-3 going into the home half of the seventh, Nick Burdick singled with one out for St. Marys. He was replaced by pinch runner Jon Dippold. With two outs, Wehler was hit by a pitch and a single by Kevin Hoy loaded the bases. Ivan Wortman was walked, forcing in Dippold to knot the game at 4-all. Before Coudersport realized what was going on, Wehler took off for home to score the winning run.
St. Marys had eight hits in the contest, all singles. Ivan Wortman had two while Mitch Meyer, Kevin Hoy, Ben Cortina, Kyle Schneider, Anthony Grimone and Nick Burdick each had one.
St. Marys used three pitchers in last night’s contest. Jack Herzing started and worked two innings, giving up four hits, walking one and striking out three. Kyle Schneider worked three innings, giving up two hits. Mitch Meyer worked the final two innings, walking one and striking out one. Mike Miller went the distance for Coudersport, giving up eight hits, walking four and striking out three.
Coudersport took the early lead as they scored three times in the top of the first inning on three hits and an error. St. Marys went down in order in their half of the inning.
Coudersport only sent three batters to the plate in the top half of the second. Wortman led off the home half of the inning with a single. Ben Cortina followed with a single of his own. With one out, Herzing walked to load the bases. A single by Grimone scored both Wortman and Cortina, closing the gap to 3-2.
The third inning found Coudersport leaving a runner stranded while St. Marys went down in order. Coudy went in order in the top of the fourth, while St. Marys left a runner stranded.
The top of the fifth saw Coudersport score a run on two hits and an error, taking a 4-2 lead. St. Marys went down in order in their half of the inning.
The sixth inning saw Coudersport go down in order. With one out in the home half of the inning, Wortman singled. Ben Cortina walked and Jake Cortina reached base on a fielder’s choice as Wortman scored on a throwing error and St. Marys cut the Coudy lead to 4-3.
Coudersport left the bases loaded in the top half of the seventh inning. Then came the home half of the inning, where St. Marys scored twice to win the game 5-4.
St. Marys, now 2-0 on the season, will take on Fox Township today. At 4 p.m., St. Marys travels to Fox. At 7:30 p.m. this evening, Fox travels to Berwind Park to take on St. Marys.

Coudersport 4
Andrew Rigas 4-1-2, Garrett Russell 4-2-2, Johnny Rigas 3-0-0, Mike Miller 3-1-2, Jason Bertrand 3-0-0, Jeff McManus 3-0-0, Kyle Clay 3-0-0, Mike Chambers 3-0-0, Patrick Bollhurst 2-0-0, Philip Andrus 1-0-0. Totals 29-4-6.

St. Marys 5
Mitch Meyer 4-0-1, Eric Wehler 3-1-0, Kevin Hoy 4-0-1, Ivan Wortman 3-2-2, Ben Cortina 2-1-1, Jake Cortina 2-0-0, Rudy Gleixner 1-0-0, Jack Herzing 0-0-0, Kyle Schneider 1-0-1, Dan Singer 1-0-0, Anthony Grimone 2-0-1, Vincent Jacob 1-0-0, Nick Burdick 3-0-1, Jon Dippold 0-1-0. Totals 27-5-8.

Score by innings R
Coudersport 300 010 0 4
St. Marys 020 001 2 5

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