To some people, zeroes mean nothing. To others, they mean something.
To Isaac Wengert, zeroes mean everything.
On Tuesday evening at Annville-Cleona High School, Wengert was posting zeroes – seven to be exact – like they were going out of style.
Wengert, Fredericksburg’s hard chucking right-hander, whitewashed Annville 1-0 for a key Lebanon County American Legion League triumph. Sharp from the outset, Wengert whiffed six, walked one and allowed just one hit in his route-going effort.
Three times during the contest, Annville advanced the potential tying run to second base. But each time, Wengert made pitches when he needed to most.
The triumph was significant for a number or reasons.
It exacted a certain measure of revenge for Wengert and Fredericksburg, for Annville’s upset of F-burg in last year’s Lebanon County American Legion best-of-three championship series. It also gave Fredericksburg a leg up on Annville in what should be a summer-long battle for league supremacy.
The win lifted Fredericksburg to 6-1 overall and kept it in first place in the local circuit, with a 3-0 mark.
– Jeff Falk