Patterson Mill goes 14 innings to edge Fallston
Patterson Mill hosted Fallston in an UCBAC Chesapeake Division contest and the Huskies and Cougars played the equivalent of two high school baseball games, as they went 14 innings before the host Huskies prevailed, 4-3.
It was the longest game in Patterson Mill history, topping an 11 inning battle with Bo Manor in the 2015 state playoffs.
The winning rally was started by Patterson Mill catcher Caleb Haymann, who doubled to leadoff of the 14th, despite catching all 14 innings. Christian Schertzer, who started and pitched the first three innings of the ballgame then sacrificed courtesy runner Mason Smith to third. Patterson Mill coach Matt Roseland then put on the suicide squeeze which was executed by Brandon Soos, allowing Smith to race home with the winning run.
Each team collected 11 hits, but there was not scoring after the fourth inning, until the winning run was plated. Patterson Mill took an early lead with two runs in the second and one in the third. Fallston tied the contest with three in the fourth.
Heymann went 2-for-4 and Nathan Vujanic was 2-for-5 for the Huskies with two doubles. Vujanic also pitched 4.2 innings of scoreless relief, allowing just three hits.
Nathan Santoro added 3.1 innings of scoreless ball and Peyton Celuch tossed the final two innings, both scoreless, to earn the win.
Ryan Pickle pitched five strong innings of relief for Fallston, allowing just one run. Chris Emm added three scoreless innings for the Cougars and Phil Napoli tossed the final 3.1 innings, taking a tough loss in the process.
PATTERSON MILL 4, FALLSTON 3, 14 Innings
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Shertzer, Soos (4), Vujanic (5), Santoro (9), Celuch (13) and Heymann; Bogdan, R. Pickle (3), Emm (8), Napoli (11) and Bogdan
2B: F-Bogdan, Sperl, Moody; PM-Vujanic 2, Heymann.