Dylan Spagnola is a selective, aggressive, disciplined batter at the plate. His goal is to make contact, put the ball in play and get a hit – in that order.
But on Friday afternoon in Harrisburg, it was an at-bat during which Spagnola didn’t get a hit that proved to be his most productive.
Spagnola’s run-producing ground-out scored teammate Brandon Charochak with the winning run from third base, as the Palmyra baseball team edged Central Dauphin East 5-4, in a tense Mid-Penn Keystone Division struggle. It was the only at-bat during which Spagnola did not register a hit.
Spagnola entered the critical plate appearance with three hits in his previous three at-bats. one of which was a double. With the result, the Cougars improved to 4-3 overall and 2-3 in the division.
Eariler in the week, during an 11-1 loss to rival Hershey, Spagnola had posted a two-for-four line at the dish.
Through the week, Spagnola was hitting right around .261 at the plate for the spring.
– Jeff Falk