Fezell Enterprises explodes for 20 in win over United
INDIANA — Already ahead 10-6 entering the visitor's half of the seventh inning, Fezell Enterprises put up a 10-spot and went on to earn a 20-6 victory over United in Indiana County Youth League action Monday evening.
Fezell started the game with a six-spot right out of the shoot, and it added three more in the second to open up a 9-1 lead before things settled down until the seventh inning.
Joey DiPietro led the offensive explosion with a 5-for-5 night, which included a double, two runs scored and two driven in.
Lucas Ambler came in behind him with three hits and three runs scored, and Dylan Bender notched a triple to go with three RBIs.
Peyton Graham and Michael Greenblatt each had two hits, two runs and an RBI, and Caleb Smith, Keeston Perry, Canaan Knox and Trent Stouffer each added singles to round out Fezell's 18-hit barrage.
From the mound, Perry was credited with the win, pitching two innings, allowing one run on two walks and striking out three.
Stouffer pitched two innings of no-hit baseball, allowing two runs and striking out two, and Smith pitched a pair, as well, allowing two runs. Graham also pitched one inning of relief, allowing one run on one hit and striking out one.
For United, Will Palmer highlighted its offense with a two-run home run. Jake Walsh, Kyler Baird, Troy Mack, Noah Swintosky and Michael Norris each singled, as well.
In other recent Fezell action:
• Indiana Lions 4, Fezell 1
Fezell jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Indiana Lions shut the visitors out for the remainder of the game to earn a 4-1 victory June 11 in Indiana.
Dylan Huey led the way for Fezell's offense with a pair of hits, and Ambler, Perry and Bender each singled.
Cory Hotchkiss had a pair of hits and an RBI to lead the way for the victors.
Zach Bevak pitched 5.1 innings, allowing four runs on six hits and striking out five, and he was credited with the loss, while Lucas Ambler pitched the final 0.2 innings and allowed no hits.
• Clymer 14, Fezell 9
Fezell lost another heart-breaker after jumping out to a 3-0 lead, as Clymer Legion clawed its way back to earn a 14-9 victory June 13 in Punxsutawney.
Huey, Ambler and DiPietro led the Fezell offense with three hits each, and Zach Bevak added a double.
DiPietro's at-bats were productive, with three RBIs to his credit, and Bender added two RBIs. Graham added the final hit.
Perry started, and Graham, DiPietro and Smith all pitched in relief.
Christian Eckenrode pitched a complete game for Clymer to earn the win and was one of five Clymer players to pick up two hits at the plate — with Luke Popovich, Mike Hildebrand, Cody Hill and Evan Ober joining him.
• Kovacik Insurance 8, Fezell 4
Perry tripled, and Huey and Bevak added doubles to lead Fezell's offense, but the charge wasn't enough, and Fezell ended up on the short end of the stick, 8-4, against Kovacik Insurance last Friday in Punxsutawney.
Perry added three RBIs, and DiPietro added the home squad's final hit.
Graham was handed the loss, pitching four innings and allowing six runs on six hits, walking two and whiffing one.
Tyler Geer and Ambler added time out of the bullpen for Fezell, as well.
Tyler Jasper had a pair of hits and two RBIs, and Aaron Smith had a double to lead Kovacik's offense, and Josh Daugherty pitched a complete game, allowing just four hits to pick up the win.