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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
June 12, 2024

            After ending last season with a pair of playoff forfeits, Perkiomen's American Legion baseball team has returned with a healthy roster and a new manager.
            Rick Rossiter is leading a roster of 17 players. He said he expects the players to

Boyertown's Randy Wynings leaps over Perkiomen cat-

cher Brayden Adam to score a run during the first inning

on Friday, June 7.

remain until the season is complete.
            "I'm grateful for their dedication," Rossiter said.
            The team includes several members of the Upper Perkiomen baseball team that qualified for the District One 4A playoffs for the second straight year. It features multiple recent graduates, including Brandon Godshall, Drew Graf, Kyle Mazzie, Braden Rieg, Evan Sands and Jack Schramm.
            "I think they wanted the opportunity to play together one last time," the new manager said.
            Last weekend, missing four players due to illness and vacation, the Indians suffered a 5-4 non-league loss to Boyertown. The team committed four errors that led to three unearned runs and ended the game with the potential go-ahead run in scoring position on Friday, June 7. 
            "This performance was a little disappointing," Rossiter said.
            The new manager didn't have much of a learning curve. He previously coached most of the players as a high school assistant under Frank Mercon or during the summer as the Upper Perk Kiwanis Youth Legion manager. Last season, Rossiter led the Braves to ...

Written by Staff Report
June 12, 2024

            Upper Perk's Kiwanis Youth Legion baseball team continued its strong run through the Berks County League. With three recent victories, the team improved to 7-0 in the league.

            On Monday, Benjamin Godshall pitched the defending state champion Braves to a 9-2 win over the Boyertown Bear Cubs at Bonekemper Field. He tossed six innings, allowing just one earned run and one walk while striking out three.

            Liam Weiss paced a six-hit barrage with two singles and two RBIs. Grayson Sabo delivered two hits, while Nathan Schramm drove in two runs for the Upper Perk, which took advantage of four errors by the visiting Bear Cubs.

            Leadoff hitter Benjamin Sands registered three of the team's five stolen bases and scored three runs. Callen Shantz ...




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