York – Friday nights York Cornerstone Senior Legion baseball game was a quick one, and end up lopsided as York won 8-0 in five innings against Pleasanton Dale. It was the second time these two squads have matched up with the first meeting On May 28 when Pleasant Dale was victorious 9-6.
Nothing went Pleasanton Dale’s way in the second meeting however as their pitching, hitting, and defense were all not above par, or event at it.
It didn’t help that York’s Mason Wright was cruising through hitters.
Wright only gave up two hits in the short game. He struck out 6 hit two batters, and allowed no walks.
He also had a good night at the plate going 2-3 with two hits, 2 runs scored, and an RBI.
Pleasant Dale starter Andrew Pierce had control problems all night. He had five wild pitches, hit two batters, and walked four, while striking out none.
Pierce only lasted 2 2/3 innings allowing 3 runs, on 3 hits. He was pulled in the third for Wyatt Mach, who didn’t have much better luck.
Pleasant Dale didn’t help their own cause by having three errors in the game.
York didn’t have to work too hard with all the walks, wild pitches, and errors. The team did steal three bases, most notably Tyler Cast stealing home after reaching base on an error to begin with.
Pierce was upset with himself after a bad pitch and was walking from home to the mound when he wasn’t paying attention to Cast on third base. Cast took off for home and when Pierce realized what was happening he chucked the ball to catcher Mitchell Wingard. The throw wasn’t good and came out of Wingard’s glove and Cast scored.
York scored every inning. Scoring 1in the first, 2 in the second, 2 in the third, and 3 in the fourth. The eight runs after five innings rule went into effect as Pleasanton Dale had one last chance to try and salvage the game. Instead they went one, two three in the 5th inning.