East Juniata baseball plays tough, falls in weekend contests
Apr 15, 2023

Courtesy of GameChanger

Mount Carmel Red Tornadoes Captures Lead Early to Defeat East Juniata Tigers

The East Juniata Tigers fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 5-2 loss to Mount Carmel on Saturday.  The Red Tornadoes took the lead on a fielder’s choice in the first inning.

Mount Carmel Varsity got things started in the first inning.  Brayden Brinkash hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring two runs.

Jonas Bettleyon led things off on the pitcher’s mound for the Red Tornadoes. Bettleyon went six innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out four.

Owen Dressler was on the hill for the Tigers. The pitcher allowed five hits and four runs over three and two-thirds innings, striking out two and walking one.  Kolten Martin threw three and a third innings in relief.

East Juniata hit one home run on the day. Trent Price went for the long ball in the third inning.

Price, Aaron Kanagy, and Owen Yorks all had one hit to lead East Juniata.

The Red Tornadoes totaled nine hits.  Drew Yagodzinskie, Jon Morgante, Evan Bronkoski, and Damen Milewski each had multiple hits for Mount Carmel.

Newport 13, East Juniata 9

Both pitching staffs had their hands full on Friday in a high-scoring affair where Newport bested East Juniata, 13-9.

Newport Varsity fired up the offense in the first inning, scoring two runs.

East Juniata knotted the game up at five in the bottom of the third inning.  Kelton Bonnell doubled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.

Newport pulled away for good with two runs in the fourth inning.

The Tigers put up four runs in the third inning.  The East Juniata big bats were led by Kolten Martin and Bonnell, who all drove in runs.

Owen Yorks was on the pitcher’s mound for East Juniata. The hurler allowed nine hits and seven runs over four innings, striking out two.  Bonnell and Louis Reisinger entered the game as relief, throwing one and two-thirds innings and one and one-third innings respectively.

East Juniata launched one home run on the day. Bonnell went for the long ball in the fifth inning.

The Tigers tallied 11 hits.  Clark Ritzman, Owen Dressler, and Bonnell each racked up multiple hits for East Juniata. Ritzman went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Tigers in hits.

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