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Indians Open with Consecutive Baseball Victories
Written by Staff Report
2024-03-20

            Upper Perkiomen's baseball team kicked off a new era with consecutive victories over Berks County opponents. Under head coach Bobby Saeger, the team defeated Schuylkill Valley and Brandywine Heights. It will face two more teams from

Upper Perkiomen first baseman Braden Rieg, right,  rec-

eives a pickoff throw during Tuesday's home opener ag-

ainst Schuykill Valley.

the neighboring county before opening play in the Pioneer Athletic Conference next week.

            On Tuesday, the Indians improved to 2-0 with a 6-2 victory over Schuylkill Valley in their home opener despite committing four errors. Aidan Keyser earned the mound victory with three relief shutout innings. He permitted just two hits and one unearned run.

            Owen Williams paced the Tribe's offense with two hits and three RBIs. The leadoff hitter also stole three bases. The team made the most of five hits, and stole four bases, against the visiting Panthers

            Cole Pierce and Zane Saeger each added a hit and an RBI for the team, which rallied for four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning at Bonekemper Field to pad a 2-1 lead.

            The Indians needed only five innings to win their first game with a new coach last week. Braden Rieg and Brandon Godshall pitched them to a 12-0 road victory over Brandywine Heights.

            Rieg allowed just three hits over four innings to earn the victory. He struck out five.

            Cole Pierce paced an 11-hit attack with three hits, three runs scored and two RBIs. Brody Weiss added two hits, scored a run and drove in another.
            At the plate, Rieg contributed two hits and drove in two runs for the Tribe, which scored in all five innings. Issac Bugman registered three of his team's eight steals.

            Upper Perkiomen is set to resume its non-league schedule at Oley Valley on Thursday and Monday at home against Fleetwood. It will take on Perkiomen Valley on Wednesday, March 27.


 

 

 

 

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