Apr. 7—Yough baseball coach Craig Spisak emphasised one ingredient after Tuesday’s WPIAL Allotment 4-3A loss to Brownsville: “We must be greater.”
Four Cougars pitchers issued 12 walks and hit two batters in a 13-8 loss. The two groups will meet 4: 15 p.m. on Wednesday at Republic.
“I develop now not care who you are. Doubtlessly the most productive group in the enviornment goes to lose at the same time as you give that many free passes,” Spisak acknowledged. “We’re greater than we pitched, and we’re greater than that. We factual opt to deliver it.”
Spisak hopes senior Vinny Martin will give him greater innings in the rematch.
Yough (0-1, 0-3) grabbed a 2-0 lead on a two-toddle double by Sean Royer in the fundamental inning. Nevertheless Royer’s wildness led to a 5-toddle 2nd inning for Brownsville (1-0, 2-2).
Senior catcher Cole Rankin’s two-toddle double become once basically the critical hit in the inning. Rankin’s cruise ball to appropriate field become once misplaced in the sun. Royer also hit two batters and walked two in the inning.
“We took honest correct thing about their wildness,” Brownsville coach Scott Roebuck acknowledged.
Brownsville’s starter, sophomore Dave Timko, walked three as he labored into the sixth inning. He become once victimized by a few a few throwing errors that saved Yough in the game.
Yough tied the salvage 5-5 in the third inning when Jack Sampson singled home Ryan Lubovinsky, who doubled, and two runs scored on a throwing error.
“We really did not have Dave penciled in as our starter to delivery the allotment,” Roebuck acknowledged. “Nevertheless I like his effort and grit.”
Brownsville spoke back with four runs in the fourth inning, three coming on a rental toddle by senior first baseman Zach Kutek, to stretch the consequence in 9-5. Kutek accomplished with four RBIs. Rankin went 4 for 5 with two doubles and three RBIs.
“That home toddle gave them a cushion,” Spisak acknowledged. “I loved how we saved combating. We had opportunities to rep wait on into it.”
Yough rallied all once more with two runs in the fifth inning when a hustling Carson Pasinski pressured a throwing error that made it 9-7.
“I loved our plot on the plate,” Spisak acknowledged. “Our most productive error did consequence in four unearned runs in the sixth inning.”
Yough outhit Brownsville, 11-9. Royer, Lubovinsky and Sampson every had a double and single, and Christian Park had two singles.
“I’m now not a fan of the new agenda,” Roebuck acknowledged. “We’ll peer the draw it goes. We’ll be OK for pitching on Wednesday.”
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