Luis Pena-Sierra is off to a red-hot start. But as of yet, his Fifth Ward American Legion baseball team has yet to keep pace.
If they ever get in-sync, look out.
This week, Pena-Sierra continued his fast start – both at the plate and on the mound – for Fifth Ward. On Tuesday night at home, Pena-Sierra pitched Lebanon to its first win of the Lebanon County summer legion season, a 3-2 triumph over Myerstown.
Hurling in relief, Pena-Sierra did not yield a run, surrendered three hits, walked four and struck out three to gain the decision. Meanwhile, at the dish, Pena-Sierra drove in one of Fifth Ward’s three runs, while going one-for-three with a double.
In the early going this season, Pena-Sierra is batting a blistering .364 with two RBIs and a stolen base. From the hill, Pena-Sierra has worked ten total innings with 11 strikeouts, six walks, an ERA of 0.00 and a WHIP of 1.10.
If Fifth Ward is to make a push at a playoff spot in the Lebanon County American Legion Baseball league, it will need similar performances from Pena-Sierra.
– Jeff Falk