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Shane Rosenberry delivers for Muhlenberg in 2-1 baseball win over Twin Valley

Sophomore catcher Shane Rosenberry walked to the plate in the second inning with a simple plan Wednesday night.

“I was just looking for a pitch I could handle,” he said. “I got a first-pitch fastball and I just turned on it.”

Rosenberry lined a two-run double with two outs in the second inning, which helped send Muhlenberg to a 2-1 victory over Twin Valley in a Berks Baseball League Division II game at Laureldale.

Brad Coley, Derek Wilson and Dalton Follweiler combined on a one-hitter as the Muhls (3-0, 6-0) remained undefeated and took a two-game lead over the Raiders (1-2, 6-2).

Coley, a senior left-hander, threw five hitless innings and 91 pitches, struck out nine and walked five.

“That’s what we expect out of Brad,” Muhlenberg coach Brian Kopetsky said. “I’d like to see him be a little bit more pitch-count friendly and go deeper in the game. I would have liked to see him go one more inning for us.”

First-year Twin Valley coach Corey Schnoke thought Coley was “wildly effective.”

“He kept us off balance,” Schnoke said. “We didn’t know if it was going to be a strike down the middle or one in the earhole. You can see that from our kids. They were not comfortable. He threw really well.”

Muhlenberg right fielder Gio Cavanna saved a run when he caught a fly ball and threw out Ben Vaughan at the plate for an inning-ending double play in the fifth.

“His throw was insane,” second baseman Jacob Rodriguez said. “He’s thrown out a lot of people. Every time a ball is hit to him, I have confidence he’s going to throw the runner out.”

Derek Wilson replaced Coley to start the sixth and walked the only two batters he faced. Dalton Follweiler replaced him and allowed Paul Colombo’s RBI single, Twin Valley’s only hit.

The Raiders had runners on second and third when Owen Rhoads hit a grounder to first baseman Sam Martinez. That began a rundown and a fielder’s choice that ended with Jaydon Goebel being called out at the plate for running out of the basepath.

“It’s a judgment call,” Schnoke said. “My opinion doesn’t matter.”

Follweiler then retired the next four batters to pick up the save.

“Dalton is a sinker-slider guy who’s going to be around the plate,” Kopetsky said. “He pounds the zone. We have a lot of confidence in him. He gets a lot of ground balls, which is exactly what he did.”

Twin Valley junior Kannon Zdimal also pitched well. He threw a complete game, struck out eight and walked four.

“He’s around the zone, establishes his fastball and then keeps them all guessing,” Schnoke said. “He has three pitchers he can throw for strikes. He’s really shown his class.”

Source: Berkshire mont

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