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Mazzie Helps Post 184 Hang on for Win
Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer

            Brandon Mazzie may lack the velocity of a traditional closer, but his mindset is ideal for finishing games. On Monday night, Mazzie needed just three pitches to save Perkiomen's 6-5 Bux-Mont League victory over Quakertown. He struck out Matt Tuley with two outs and the bases loaded at Bonekemper Field.


Post 184's Jake Ankele makes a slide for home plate as temmate Aric Kressley 

cheers him on in Monday night's game agains Quakertown.

            The following night, the Indians suffered a 10-0, six-inning loss to visiting Nor-Gwyn. They managed just four hits.

            Post 184 (9-3) opens the league's playoff tournament Thursday or Friday. The team is playing for a berth in the Region 2 Tournament, scheduled for July 16-20 at West Lawn. The league was recently awarded a second berth in the tourney, according to Perkiomen Manager Mike Fitzgerald.

            Against the visiting Blue Jays, Mazzie didn't shrink from the pressure of entering the game with the potential tying and go-ahead runs in scoring position. His fastball – thrown well below "normal" velocity – and a change-up each generated big swings by Tuley. Mazzie's final pitch, a fastball, got the hitter looking to end the game.  "Brandon's not going to overpower anyone," Fitzgerald said. "But he gets the job done. I knew he would come in and throw strikes."

            Mazzie – the Indians' fifth pitcher utilized Monday – was able to forget his last outing, a walk-off loss to Hatfield-Towamencin in extra innings on June 29. The pitcher said he felt the support from his defense in his return to the mound against Quakertown.  "I knew I had to come through," Mazzie said. "The coaching staff was counting on me."

            Mazzie, a Pennsburg resident, came on in relief for Gabriel Reptsik, who registered two strikeouts and issued two walks, in the top of the seventh against the Blue Jays. Reptsik's free pass to Tyler Neilson brought Quakertown within one run.

            Jake Ankele finished with two hits and scored two runs for the Indians, who led 3-0 after two innings. Jake Eagle added two hits. Aric Kressly earned the win with 3 1/3 innings in relief of starter Malachi Duka, who lasted one inning. Kressly did not allow an earned run.

Brandon Pierce finished with two hits and two RBI for Quakertown, which scored twice in the top of the fifth inning to pull within 4-3.

            However, Post 184 responded with a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning. Logan Smith drove in the first run with a single to center. Then Ryan Peterson and Smith pulled off a double steal to take a 6-3 advantage.

            On Tuesday, the visiting Hawks scored three runs on four hits in the first inning against Post 184 starting pitcher Blake Gehman. Evan Sullivan's two-run double highlighted the rally.

Nor-Gwyn added three runs in the fourth inning to secure the regular season title and a berth in regionals. Mazzie allowed a pair of RBI singles. The team ended the game early with a single run in the fifth and three more in the sixth inning.

            On Saturday, July 3, Eagle led the Indians to an 11-4 road victory over Plumstead. His three-hit performance highlighted a 14-hit attack.

            Blake Gehman finished with two hits and two RBI for Post 184, which led 9-0 after scoring seven runs – on just three hits – in the top of the third inning at Bergstrom Road Field. Ankele had two hits and scored twice.

            In the third, Conor Martin posted an RBI double and Eagle capped the rally with a single. Evan Shade and Duka each worked bases loaded walks.





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