Remaly's 4 RBIs spur ICC
to 11-5 romp over Gabelsville
Pirates fall behind 4-0 early, but a
6-run 2nd inning turns game around.
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a hatful of reasons to consider its 11-5 Tri-County League triumph over
invading Gabelsville Sunday evening a big one.
It was a
come-from-behind effort; the Owls jumped to a quick 4-0 lead on back-to-back
solo home runs by eventual losing pitcher Shawn Betz and Greg Gilbert in the
first inning and two more runs in the second on A.J. Bohn's RBI-single and
Bob Graber's steal of home.
Gabelsville is a frequent Tri-Co champion, a perennial contender. And the
Owls (6-2) arrived in Bethlehem Township a half game behind Cetronia in the West-South Division.
Gabelsville swept ICC last year.
game I've had in two years with ICC," agreed feisty second baseman Nick
Remaly, who contributed four RBIs to the comeback. Two of those came
courtesy of a double in the middle of a six-run second-inning outburst, two
more on a single in the fifth after Gabelsville had crept to within 6-5.
win. Gabelsville always has good players, and they swept us last year, so it
was important for us to beat them the first time we played this year.
our heads up when they jumped ahead. We had a good pitcher going for us. We
knew he'd throw strikes and get us outs. We just had to hit for him."
pitcher, by the way, was Pottsville native Sean Holden -- a Bloomsburg mound
mate of Betz. He held the Owls hitless over the last five innings and struck
out eight. He now has two wins and a save for the Pirates (7-2), who began
Sunday tied for second place in the East-Central Division with Limeport,
behind the Tri-City Fleetwings.
was in total control once Remaly, Brent Fehnel (3-for-5, triple, three
RBIs), Garen Danyi (3-for-4, triple, RBI), Kyle Ruff (2-for-4, solo homer,
two RBIs), Chris Medei (2-for-3, double, RBI) et al got him the lead.
not much available near Pottsville in the summer other than softball,"
Holden said, "and one adult (hardball) league that's not very good.
going to play in a summer league for Palmyra (near Hershey), but that league
doesn't play on the weekend. I'm doing an internship in Washington, D.C., so
I need to play weekends."
start today, that's for sure! But these guys got me back in it."
earlier win was over Limeport, and he saved a 3-0 win over South Whitehall.
skipper Mike Brocious will be happy to hand him the ball any time he makes
the long trek up from D.C.
From The Morning Call --
June 7, 1999
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