When Wyatt Beakler is ‘on’, he’s a dominating, difficult-to-hit, tough-to-figure-out southpaw starting pitcher. And when he’s ‘on’, he makes the Fredericksburg pitching staff the most talented and deep pitching staff in the entire Lebanon County American Legion Baseball League.
Beakler has been ‘on’ most of this summer. And so has Post 915.
On Tuesday at Earl Wenger Memorial Field, Beakler was certainly ‘on’, and because he was, most of Myerstown’s hitters were ‘off balance’.
Beakler shut down Myerstown 2-1 in the opener of a doubleheader. He picked up the pitching victory, by scattering five hits and finishing what he started.
Beakler surrendered a first-inning run to the visitors, but nothing the rest of the way. The lanky left-hander fanned seven during the outing and issued a pair of free passes.
The victory was Fredericksburg’s fifth straight and second of the week. And by the time the week had ended, Post 915 had eight straight wins, a 12-2 record and a firm handle on the Lebanon County American Legion Baseball League’s regular-season championship.
Beakler heads a pitching staff that also includes Jordan Nichols, Ian Whitman, Zane Merkel and Brett Minnich.
– Jeff Falk