Congrats to the Hempfield Black Knights who defeated the Annville-Cleona Little Dutchman 9-0 in the L-L League Championship game today at Ephrata War Memorial Field. Hempfield’s starting and winning pitcher Derek Manning pitched 5 shutout innings while striking out 3 and walking two. The Knights’ defense played a big role in this game executing two double plays and several fielding gems.
The big inning for Hempfield was the 4th, when they sent 11 batters to the plate. Two walks, a hit batter and an infield single and then Jon Beck promptly ripped a fast ball over the center fielder’s head, clearing the bases with a stand up triple. Earlier in the inning Greg Gambler drilled a two RBI double. The 7-run outburst was more than enough as Jon Peterson came on in relief to pitch 2 shutout innings striking out two batters.
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