Abington American blanks American National in District 17 9-10 year-old All-Star baseball game


By Robert Tomkavage - rtomkavage@timesleader.com



Abington National’s Ryan Nealon throws a pitch during a District 17 9-10 year-old All Star baseball game on Saturday, July 2 at Ackerly Field in Clarks Summit.


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Abington American first baseman Luke Swank had a hit and RBI during his team’s 16-0 win over Abington National in a District 17 9-10 year-old All Star baseball game on Saturday, July 2 at Ackerly Field in Clarks Summit.


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Connor Griffin allowed four hits and struck out four batters in three innings to help Abington American defeat Abington National, 16-0, in a District 17 9-10 year-old All Star baseball game on Saturday, July 2 at Ackerly Field in Clarks Summit.


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Center fielder Roman Cutrufello had a base hit during Abington National’s 16-0 loss to Abington American in a District 17 9-10 year-old All Star baseball game on Saturday, July 2 at Ackerly Field in Clarks Summit.


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CLARKS SUMMIT — Abington American scored 10 runs in the second inning and rolled to a 16-0 win over Abington National in a District 17 9-10 year-old All Star baseball game Saturday, July 2 at Ackerly Field.

American left fielder Jake Lenahan, who finished with three hits and three RBIs, started the scoring in the top of the first inning by driving in two runs with a double. First baseman Luke Swank followed with a RBI groundout.

Pitcher Ryan Nealon and center fielder Roman Cutrufello each had a single in the bottom of the first for National, but American pitcher Connor Griffin, who allowed four hits over three innings, struck out third baseman Wyatt Carper to end the threat.

American third baseman Connor Casey knocked in two runs and second baseman Madison Zalewski, who had two hits, each drove in two runs, and Griffin, Lenahan, catcher Austin Boersma, right fielder Brian Heard, and center fielder Kevin Schmidt each had a RBI during the inning.

“Connor Griffin pitched a strong game and everybody hit up and down the lineup,” Abington American head coach Jeremy Anderson said. “When you score 10 runs in an inning, everybody has to hit. I was very pleased with the team’s effort.”

Pinch-hitters Liam Fick, Reece Vida, and Adam Dempsey each drove in a run for American in the top of the third inning.

Right fielder Thomas LaCoe and shortstop Gene Curtain each had a single for National in the bottom of the third.

Abington American moved to 2-0 in pool play and will play West Scranton at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6 at Dunmore Little League.

Abington National dropped to 1-1 and will travel to play West Scranton at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 8.

Abington National’s Ryan Nealon throws a pitch during a District 17 9-10 year-old All Star baseball game on Saturday, July 2 at Ackerly Field in Clarks Summit.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_ABJ-Abington-LL-1.jpgAbington National’s Ryan Nealon throws a pitch during a District 17 9-10 year-old All Star baseball game on Saturday, July 2 at Ackerly Field in Clarks Summit. Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

Abington American first baseman Luke Swank had a hit and RBI during his team’s 16-0 win over Abington National in a District 17 9-10 year-old All Star baseball game on Saturday, July 2 at Ackerly Field in Clarks Summit.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_ABJ-Abington-LL-2.jpgAbington American first baseman Luke Swank had a hit and RBI during his team’s 16-0 win over Abington National in a District 17 9-10 year-old All Star baseball game on Saturday, July 2 at Ackerly Field in Clarks Summit. Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

Connor Griffin allowed four hits and struck out four batters in three innings to help Abington American defeat Abington National, 16-0, in a District 17 9-10 year-old All Star baseball game on Saturday, July 2 at Ackerly Field in Clarks Summit.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_ABJ-Abington-LL-3.jpgConnor Griffin allowed four hits and struck out four batters in three innings to help Abington American defeat Abington National, 16-0, in a District 17 9-10 year-old All Star baseball game on Saturday, July 2 at Ackerly Field in Clarks Summit. Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

Center fielder Roman Cutrufello had a base hit during Abington National’s 16-0 loss to Abington American in a District 17 9-10 year-old All Star baseball game on Saturday, July 2 at Ackerly Field in Clarks Summit.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_ABJ-Abington-LL-4.jpgCenter fielder Roman Cutrufello had a base hit during Abington National’s 16-0 loss to Abington American in a District 17 9-10 year-old All Star baseball game on Saturday, July 2 at Ackerly Field in Clarks Summit. Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

By Robert Tomkavage

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