De­lagol, Ten­nent slip past Abing­ton

The Globe - - LETTERS - By Mike Prince

With a num­ber of col­lege scouts on hand to watch the pitch­ing of Chuck De­lagol, the hard-throw­ing, righthanded starter for Wil­liam Ten­nent, the star se­nior did not dis­ap­point the Pan­thers nor his spec­ta­tors.

De­lagol, who was max­ing out his fast­balls in the mid-to-high 8Ms, pitched a com­plete game, al­low­ing just one earned run while VWULNLnJ RuW fivH bDWWHUV DV the Pan­thers de­feated the dhosts, 6-3, in a Sub­ur­ban lne ka­tional Con­fer­ence meet­ing at Abing­ton on Tues­day af­ter­noon.

The righty worked him­self out of a jam in the sev­enth in­ning and had a very strong ef­fort, keep­ing Abing­ton com­pletely out of the game IURP VWDUW WR finLVK.

“Chuck is a horse,” Ten­nent coach Rick Penecale said. “He gets stronger as the game goes and he bat­tled. He had a tight hip there at the end, but he bat­tled and that’s what we ex­pect out of him.”

De­lagol got some help from his of­fense (and a bit from Abing­ton’s de­fenseF from the very be­gin­ning, as the Pan­thers (8-8, T-RF scored two un­earned runs in WKH WRS KDOI RI WKH fiUVW Ln­nLnJ af­ter Abing­ton (R-1M, 3-9F FRPPLWWHG D WULR RI Ln­fiHOG er­rors.

fn the sec­ond in­ning, the Pan­thers in­creased their lead to 4-M, thanks to an­other two un­earned runs. Af­ter Ryan Deiong walked and James iewicki reached on an er­ror, Dan Ash­dale hit a hard-hit bDOO WR FHnWHU fiHOG, wKLFK took a bad hop and al­lowed two runs to score for Ten­nent.

“lb­vi­ously, it helps when you play with the lead,” Penecale said. “ft gives you room if you make a mis­take or two. lur guys came out and hit well. They played tough, but when you get that lead, it al­lows you to play with some room and take some chances.”

Abing­ton coach Dave Tor- re­sani was not happy with WKH SODy RI KLV Ln­fiHOG, wKLFK led to a num­ber of Ten­nent’s runs.

“Don’t get me wrong, Chuck (De­lagolF is a very, very good pitcher and he did a great job,” Torresani said. “But we scored enough runs to win with the way our pitch­ers pitched. We had six HUURUV Ln WKH Ln­fiHOG – IRuU Ln WKH fiUVW WwR Ln­nLnJV – DnG that’s how they got their runs. We’re not nor­mally OLNH WKDW. 2uU Ln­fiHOG LV pretty good and they usu­ally make those plays, so it was un­char­ac­ter­is­tic mis­takes.”

With the four-run lead and De­lagol deal­ing, things were

Mont­gomery Me­dia / SCOTT RO­MAN

Abing­ton Friends’ Gabby Garza pre­pares to re­lease a pitch dur­ing Fri­day’s game against Acad­emy New Church.

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