Travis Risser may be in the twilight of his baseball-playing career. But this week, he showed he can still bring it.
On Friday evening at Palmyra High School, Risser pitched the Palmyra twilight baseball team to a 9-3 victory over Linglestown. With the win, Palmyra improved to 20-2 and clinched the regular season championship of the East Shore Twilight League.
Risser was both effective and efficient during his outing. In keeping his pitch count in the neighborhood of the century mark, Risser whiffed five and issued one free pass.
Outside of the second frame, the hard-chucking righthander yielded a single lone hit. He exited the game after five innings of work, with Palmyra enjoying a 9-3 bulge.
A former three-sport star for Palmyra High School, Risser is now 29 and one of the elder statesmen for a Palmyra twilight club which is made up of mostly college players. While the competitive fires still burn fiercely inside of Risser, he also enjoys hands-on teaching as well as leading by example.
Risser, a former professional chucker, is also a pitching coach for head coach Tim Gingrich’s Cougar scholastic team.
– Jeff Falk