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Bryce Betz didn’t write the book on pitching. But he’s usually on the same page with his pitching teammates.

There weren’t too many positives to come out of Campbelltown’s performance at the eight-team, double-elimination Region Four American Legion baseball tournament, contested recently at Diller Field in Hanover. But Betz, a cerebral hard-working catcher, was one of them.

Campbelltown was eliminated from the event by a pair of one-run losses, but Betz did everything in his power to keep his team in it. Betz did an admirable job of calling pitches and handling pitchers, and by doing so, he gave Campbelltown two very good chances to win.

In Campbelltown’s 5-4 opening-round loss to Spring Grove, Betz was behind the plate for Mitchell Sauley’s strong outing. Then a day later, in a contest C-town would eventually lose to Ephrata 3-2, Betz caught Josh Sollenberger, as the southpaw took a shutout into the ninth inning.

In both losses, Campbelltown enjoyed early leads.

LFCU_Sponsor logo Betz, who also starred for the Palmyra High School team in the fall, is headed to Lebanon Valley College, where he plans to play baseball for the Flying Dutchmen and compete on LVC’s collegiate swim squad.

 – Jeff Falk

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