Abington falls to Holy Gkost Prep
Holding on to a 1-0 lead for a majority of tKe game, a four-run sixtK inning did in Abington in its season opener against Holy GKost Prep 7-2.
Abington got tKe scoring started in a fasKion tKat would be indicative of tKe way tKe game went. After tKird baseman Sean GallagKer walked and stole second base Ke was tKen sacrificed to tKird on pop fly by catcKer Nick Bein, two bat- ters later leftfielder Arron Rawdin walked tKen got in a rundown wKicK allowed GallagKer to score.
“,t was a rundown play, every team runs it [wKen you] Kave first and tKird you try to get your kid in a rundown and our kid did tKe rigKt tKing,” Abington coacK Dave Torresani.
FresKman CKris Clewell got tKe nod for tKe GKosts and pitcKed tKree scoreless innings. Clewell remained composed even in situations wKen Ke got in some trouble as Holy GKost Prep left five runners stranded wKile Clewell was in tKe game.
Most of tKe Abington pitcKing staff did a solid job of working out of jams, until tKe sixtK inning wKen a pair of errors combined witK a trio of walks and one double led to a four-run sixtK for tKe Firebirds.
“Sometimes tKat Kappens to kids making tKeir first varsity start,” Torresani said.
“, tKougKt we played really, really well for five innings,” Ke said. “TKat’s a great program, Holy GKost Prep, and we played tougK witK tKem for quite a bit of tKe game.”