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Unbeaten Campbelltown Setting an Early Pace

 BY JEFF FALK

 PALMYRA – Most teams don’t care how they do it.

  Campbelltown wants to win them all. But Post 831 wants to do it with pitching and defense.

 On an overcast Tuesday night at Palmyra High School, Campbelltown turned sharp pitching, stingy defense and a little small ball into a 1-0 victory over Richland, in Lebanon County American Legion baseball action. C-town performed flawless defense and scratched out a run in the bottom of the fifth inning in support of a route-going effort by right-hander Braeden Drescher.

 The contest was completed in a tidy 90 minutes.

  The result kept Campbelltown, now 5-0, unbeaten and in first place in the West Divsion of the local summer legion baseball circuit. Post 831 has now outscored its opponents by a combined margin of 56-8 this season.

 The loss dropped Richland to 2-3 in the East Division.

 “He’s pitched well all year,” said Campbelltown skipper Tim Morgan of Drescher. “He had it going. It was a great game. Their pitcher (Dalton Reinhart) was dead on as well. It was a battle all the way, down to the end.

  “We’ve got five good pitchers,” continued Morgan. “It’s something I haven’t had in a while. You’ve got to have pitching and defense.”

  “I would say it was a pitchers’ battle,” said Richland head coach Travis Thome. “I can’t take anything away from their guy (Drescher). He’s shown twice this year that he has control of us. He pitched good. We had a couple of days off, or maybe he has our number.

 “They’re Campbelltown,” added Thome. “They’re always near the top. They’re always going to be competitive. It really isn’t anything new.”

 Drescher retired Richland in order in the second, third, fifth and sixth innings, and benefitted from a double play in the seventh. With 78 pitches, he fanned seven, didn’t walk a batter and surrendered three hits.

 The only real trouble that Drescher ran into came in the top of the fourth, when he hit Richland’s Riley Blatt with a pitch and Matt Peipher singled, with nobody out. But he stranded them at second and third, to avoid serious damage.

 “Hats off to our pitcher,” said Morgan. “Everything was working for him, all three pitches. He’s pretty much our number-one right now. He’s pitching lights out. I’m saving (Brian) Coburn. Ephrata is the team we want to play. They’re a good team.”

 “He attacks,” said Thome of Drescher. “He goes right after you. He doesn’t have anything we haven’t seen. So maybe it’s his pace.”

  With both Drescher and Reinhart throwing bullets and recording zeroes, the game was score-less heading into the bottom of the fifth inning.

 Jake Roe started the Campbelltown rally with a one-out single, and nine-hole hitter Cameron Dubbs followed with another hit. Then after a wild pitch, Coburn rolled an RBI-grounder to second that scored Roe.

 “The bottom of the order came around,” said Morgan. “That’s how we got our run. That was a great game, it really was. I told these guys that sooner or later they’re going to lose. But we’ve got to do the little things right.

 “He (Reinhart) started people off with the deuce (curveball),” Morgan continued. “That gets batters thinking. He was mixing it up well. He keeps you guessing. He was ‘on’.”

 “One-to-nothing, against Campbelltown?,” said Thome. “If you hold them to one run, you think you would have a good chance to win. It came down to their nine-hitter (Dubbs) hitting an 0-2 fastball to keep them going. But we didn’t do too much to help ourselves.

 “He (Reinhart) locates,” Thome added. “He doesn’t walk guys. He keeps them off balance.”

 Reinhart wasn’t as spectacular as Drescher, but was nearly as effective. He also went the distance, yielding six safeties, striking out four and refusing to issue a free pass.

 “We played them (Richland) last week and it was the same game for four innings,” said Morgan. “Then it got ugly.

 “I want to go to regionals and win regionals,” added Morgan. “And a lot of these kids are back again next year. I’m licking my chops. But it’s the same old thing.”

  “I think we’re on the right path,” said Thome. “We were putting together good at-bats. But tonight we took an egg, and it was a big one. It was an ostrich egg. But it doesn’t change anything.

 “Every team is in the same boat,” continued Thome. “We’re all trying to get games in. With travel ball, everyone’s trying to stay away from weekends.”

 

 

 

 

 

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 2019 Campbelltown Schedule

  Day Date Time   Status Score Visitors Home Venue  
  Fri 5/31/2019 6:00 pm   W 0-8 Annville   Campbelltown   Palmyra High School  
  Sun 6/2/2019 6:00 pm   SPD 13-1 Campbelltown   5th Ward   5th Ward Athletic Club  
  Tue 6/4/2019 7:00 pm   W 8-4 Campbelltown   Fredericksburg   Earl Wenger Memorial Field  
  Fri 6/7/2019 6:00 pm   W 16-2 Campbelltown   Richland   Lyle Krall Stadium @ Elco High School  
  Wed 6/12/2019 6:00 pm   W 10-1 Campbelltown   Myerstown   Myerstown  
  Tue 6/18/2019 6:00 pm   TBP   Richland   Campbelltown   Palmyra High School  
  Wed 6/19/2019 6:00 pm   TBP   Myerstown   Campbelltown   Palmyra High School  
  Thu 6/20/2019 6:00 pm   TBP   Campbelltown   Conrad Weiser   Womelsdorf  
  Thu 6/20/2019 8:00 pm   TBP   Conrad Weiser   Campbelltown   Womelsdorf  
  Fri 6/21/2019 7:00 pm   TBP   Campbelltown   Ephrata   War Memorial Field  
  Sun 6/23/2019 6:00 pm   TBP   Ephrata   Campbelltown   Palmyra High School  
  Mon 6/24/2019 6:00 pm   TBP   Fredericksburg   Campbelltown   Palmyra High School  
  Wed 6/26/2019 6:00 pm   TBP   Campbelltown   Annville   Annville High School  
  Fri 6/28/2019 6:00 pm   TBP   5th Ward   Campbelltown   Palmyra High School  
  Mon 7/1/2019 7:00 pm   TBP   Campbelltown   Fredericksburg   Earl Wenger Memorial Field  
  Tue 7/2/2019 6:00 pm   TBP   Annville   Campbelltown   Palmyra High School  
  Fri 7/5/2019 6:00 pm   TBP   5th Ward   Campbelltown   Palmyra High School  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Richland Schedule

  Day Date Time   Status Score Visitors Home Venue  
  Mon 6/3/2019 6:00 pm   L 10-3 Ephrata   Richland   Lyle Krall Stadium @ Elco High School  
  Fri 6/7/2019 6:00 pm   L 16-2 Campbelltown   Richland   Lyle Krall Stadium @ Elco High School  
  Wed 6/12/2019 6:00 pm   W 8-5 Richland   Annville   Annville High School  
  Fri 6/14/2019 6:00 pm   W 2-8 5th Ward   Richland   Lyle Krall Stadium @ Elco High School  
  Mon 6/17/2019 5:00 pm   PPD N/R Fredericksburg   Richland   Earl Wenger Memorial Field  
  Mon 6/17/2019 7:00 pm   PPD N/R Richland   Fredericksburg   Earl Wenger Memorial Field  
  Tue 6/18/2019 6:00 pm   TBP   Richland   Campbelltown   Palmyra High School  
  Wed 6/19/2019 6:00 pm   PPD   Annville   Richland   Lyle Krall Stadium @ Elco High School  
  Fri 6/21/2019 6:00 pm   TBP   Richland   5th Ward   5th Ward Athletic Club  
  Mon 6/24/2019 6:00 pm   TBP   Richland   Myerstown   Myerstown  
  Tue 6/25/2019 7:00 pm   TBP   Richland   Ephrata   War Memorial Field  
  Wed 6/26/2019 6:00 pm   TBP   Conrad Weiser   Richland   Lyle Krall Stadium @ Elco High School  
  Fri 6/28/2019 7:00 pm   TBP   Richland   Conrad Weiser   Womelsdorf  
  Mon 7/1/2019 6:00 pm   TBP   Myerstown   Richland   Lyle Krall Stadium @ Elco High School  
  Mon 7/1/2019 6:00 pm   SPD 0-0 Myerstown   Richland   Lyle Krall Stadium @ Elco High School  
  Tue 7/2/2019 6:00 pm   TBP   Richland   Conrad Weiser   Womelsdorf  
  Wed 7/3/2019 6:00 pm   TBP   Ephrata   Richland   Lyle Krall Stadium @ Elco High School  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Lebanon County American Legion Baseball League

 West Division Standings

Team Won Lost Tied Pct. GB
Campbelltown 5 0 0 1.000
5th Ward 2 4 0 .333 3.5
Fredericksburg 2 4 0 .333 3.5
Annville 2 6 0 .250 4.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Division Standings

Team Won Lost Tied Pct. GB
Ephrata 7 0 0 1.000
Myerstown 5 3 0 .625 2.5
Richland 2 3 0 .400 4.0
Conrad Weiser 1 6 0 .143 6.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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