The Boyertown Fall 16U team led by head coach Pat Maloney won the BSE College Showcase tournament this weekend. College scouts from multiple D3, D2, and D1 schools were in attendance throughout the tournament, providing good exposure for Boyertown and our players.
The team went 1-1 on the first day of the tournament to land the 5 seed in the 8-team single-elimination playoff to be played on Sunday. In the first round playoff game, Ryan Young and Zach Rothermel teamed up to pitch the team to a victory over the 4th seeded Rising Stars team. Boyertown was trailing 5-3 going into the final inning when a leadoff single by Sam Johnson and walks to Nathan Fox and Zach Ward set up Steven Colucci to hit a clutch 2-out single to drive in two and tie the game. Cole Kratz then drove in the go-ahead run with a single of his own. Rothermel earned the pitching win by holding the Rising Stars scoreless in the bottom of the inning.
The second game was a pitcher's duel with Boyertown pitcher Nathan Fox delivering the knockout blow to 1-seed Vipers Baseball. He pitched a 7-inning complete game, surrendering only 2 runs on 4 hits against 7 strikeouts and 1 walk. Boyertown took the lead in the top of the first and never relinquished it, thanks to a 2-RBI single by Sam Johnson. Steven Colucci went 2-3 to remain hot at the plate.
The championship game pitted Boyertown against the 7-seed NYS Thunder, the third game in the day for both teams. Adam Medaglia got the start and win for Boyertown, going 2 innings while surrendering 2 runs on 3 hits. He was relieved by Evan Hetrick and Elijah Calvert. Boyertown took the lead for good in the bottom of the second by putting up a 7-spot on the Thunder. Boyertown recorded six singles in the big inning, including a 2-RBI hit by Peyton Moyer. The Thunder battled back to close the deficit to 7-6 in the top of the 6th, but Boyertown hung another crooked number in the bottom of the inning to increase the margin to 12-6. Moyer, Nathan Fox, and Zach Rothermel all had two hits to lead Boyertown at the plate.