Fall Ball Team Reed took the championship in the BSE Columbus Day Double Elimination tournament this weekend. They went 4-0 for the tournament, holding their four opponents to 9 total runs on the strength of good pitching and defense. Multiple rnnners were caught stealing by catcher Owen Henderson. The weekend was twice as nice for Boyertown teams, as Team Hartline also won their division in the tournament.
Boyertown won the championship game over Valley Forge Generals by a score of 5-2 in a game where they never trailed. Connor Moyer and Louis Panunzio each earned two hits to lead Boyertown at the plate.
In the semifinal game, which was also the winner's bracket final, Boyertown battled SJ Warriors in a back-and-forth contest, finally emerging victorious in the bottom of the seventh on a walk-off walk. The game was tied at 4 entering the seventh inning when, due to time constraints, runners were placed on all three bases at the start of each half inning. Boyertown gave up one run in the top of the seventh to fall behind 5-4. In the bottom of the seventh, Louis Panunzio tied the game with a sacrifice push bunt to first. Ian Freed was intentionally walked to again load the bases. Elliot Schadler then walked to force in the winning run. Freed led Boyertown at the plate by going 2-2 with a walk.
Team Reed won both Saturday games, beating Valley Forge Generals by a score of 4-0 in the opener and Collegeville Tigers 6-2 in game 2. In the first game against the Generals, Elliot Schadler delivered a masterful pitching performance, scattering 5 hits over a 7-inning complete game shutout. Brendan Avvento and Owen Henderson each recorded two hits to lead Boyertown at the plate in game one. In game two, Boyertown took the lead thanks to a crooked number in the fifth inning. Aiden Brunner and Owen Henderson got things going in the big inning by reaching on back-to-back singles. Josh Reed and Connor Moyer squeezed in Brunner and Henderson before Zach Witt hit an inside-the-park home run to complete the 5-run frame.