Gov. Mifflin’s Bryce Detwiler had three RBIs and closed out the game with two scoreless innings on the mound to earn Pennsylvania Player of the Game honors and lead his team to an 11-7 win over Maryland in the second game of the Big 26 Baseball Classic Saturday at Harrisburg’s FNB Field.
Detwiler was just one of the key contributors from Berks as Pennsylvania tied the series 1-1. The final game is Sunday at 1:05 p.m. at FNB Field.
Detwiler, who started at third base, went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, a run and three RBIs. Muhlenberg’s Cameron Burr started at second and went 2-for-3 with two runs, two stolen bases and an RBI.
Berks Catholic’s Parker Nein got the start on the mound for Pennsylvania and pitched two scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and walked one.
Oley Valley’s Paul Petersen, who followed Burr at second base, went 1-for-2. Exeter’s Alexy Kelsey, who came off the bench to play center field, went 0-for-1 and was hit by a pitch.
Pennsylvania jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first. Burr started it off with a one-out walk. Following the second out and a walk, Detwiler hit a two-run double to left.
Pennsylvania scored eight runs in the third to go up 10-0.
Burr again got things started, this time with a single. He scored on a double by Greencastle-Antrim’s Ethan Ford. Detwiler then had an RBI triple to make it 5-0. Burr had an RBI single later in the inning.
Maryland scored a run in the fifth, four in the sixth and two in the seventh to get within 11-7.
Detwiler allowed only one runner, on a hit, in the final two innings. He struck out two.
Source: Berkshire mont