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Braves Rally to Stay Alive in Youth Legion Playoffs
Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
2021-07-07

            Upper Perk's Junior Legion team rallied for three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday to remain alive in the Berks Youth Legion League playoffs. The team posted a 5-4 victory over Daniel Boone at Baker Field.

            Zach Mayza's RBI single with two outs clinched the victory for the Braves (20-

Gavin Weiss reaches for a fly ball as teammate Tyler

Forrest backs him him against Oley-Topton on Saturday.

7), who overcame a 4-2 deficit after allowing two runs in the top of the eighth inning at Perkiomen School. Drew Graf's safety squeeze bunt drove in the tying run. Mayza followed with the decisive hit.

            Upper Perk, the No. 4 seed in the tournament, was scheduled to face Southern Area in another elimination game Wednesday at Bonekemper Field.

            Starting pitcher Gavin Weiss tossed 6 1/3 innings against the Mavriks. He registered six strikeouts. Evan Sands worked the final 1 2/3 innings and earned the mound victory.

The Braves opened the playoffs Monday with a 4-3 loss to Lower Macungie at Baker Field. They squandered an early 3-0 lead and committed four errors.

            The visiting Rangers scored twice in the third inning and twice in the fourth inning. T.J. Geist went the distance on the mound, registering seven strikeouts to earn the victory. He allowed just three hits.

            Aidan Keyser started on the mound for Upper Perk. He tossed three shutout innings and fanned five hitters. Braden Rieg registered four strikeouts in three innings of work.

Isaac Bugman finished with a hit and an RBI for the Braves. Kyle Mazzie and Brody Weiss had their other hits. They finished their regular season strongly, winning their final two games over the Fourth of July weekend.

            Upper Perk posted a 3-0 victory over Lower Macungie on the morning of Saturday, July 3. Jack Schramm hurled a shutout, registering four strikeouts and scattering four hits.

An RBI in the first inning by Rieg provided all the offense the team needed. Graf and Bugman each posted multiple hits.

            The team completed a 6-0 victory over Oley/Topton on July 4. Rieg, Mayza and Kyle Mazzie each drove in a run in the sixth inning to preserve the victory. The game, which resumed at 9 a.m., started at 1 p.m. the previous afternoon, but was suspended due to a downpour.

Before the inclement weather, the Braves took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning at Bonekemper Field. Owen Williams was hit by a pitch, stole second and scored on Graf's two-out single to left.

            On the mound, Keyser tossed three shutout innings. He allowed just a single to left field to open the game before retiring the next nine hitters.


 

 

 

 

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