Berks/L-L wins Car­pen­ter Cup

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The Berks/Lan­caster-Le­banon soft­ball team cap­tured its sec­ond straight Car­pen­ter Cup cham­pi­onship on June 22 at FDR Park in Philadel­phia with a 2-1 vic­tory over Tri-Cape in the fi­nal.

Berks/L-L went 5-0 for the an­nual show­case tour­na­ment run by the Philadel­phia Phillies. Last year the team de­feated TriCape 9-1 in the fi­nal.

Brandywine Heights ju­nior Jess David­heiser went 3-for-3 and was cred­ited with the pitch­ing win af­ter hurl­ing four shutout in­nings where she sur­ren­dered three hits and struck out two.

David­heiser’s baserun­ning also led to the de­ci­sive run in Berks/L-L’s two-run third in­ning. War­wick’s Amanda Herr’s RBI sin­gle plated the team’s first run. With run­ners on first and third, David­heiser in­ten­tion­ally got caught in a run­down be­tween first and sec­ond base to al­low Lam­peter-Stras­burg’s Han­nah Gar­ber to steal

home for the would-be win­ning run.

Af­ter get­ting a run in the fifth, Tri-Cape threat­ened in sev­enth by load­ing the bases with two outs but Herr in­duced a line out to claim the crown.

David­heiser was the win­ning pitcher in all five Berks/L-L vic­to­ries while Herr didn’t al­low an earned run in 15 in­nings of re­lief.

Ex­eter catcher Halle Kisamore went 1-for-3 and scored Berks/L-L’s first run, and Schuylkill Val­ley in­fielder Madi­son David­son went 1-for-1 with a sin­gle and a walk.

The ros­ter also fea­tured Berks play­ers Ex­eter sopho­more Karysa Karas and Brandywine Heights’ Ha­ley Hert­zog.

Berks/L-L opened its tour­na­ment with two wins on June 9, 8-3 over Delaware South and 7-2 over Le­high Val­ley. On June 21, the team edged Delaware North 3-1 be­fore clinch­ing a berth in the fi­nal by dis­patch­ing Tri-Cape 12-1.

In the Day 2 rout of Tri-Cape, Kisamore went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI and David­heiser and David­son each had two RBI.

The team was coached by former Wil­son coach Dr. Clive Dis­muke and as­sis­tants Mike Hor­ri­gan and Todd Gar­ber.

PHOTO COUR­TESY PHILLIES

The Berks/Lan­caster-Le­banon soft­ball team won its sec­ond straight Car­pen­ter Cup cham­pi­onship on June 22 at FDR Park in Philadel­phia.

DEN­NIS KRUMANOCKER FOR DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Brandywine Heights’ Jess David­heiser (7) led the Berks/L-L team to the Car­pen­ter Cup ti­tle last week.

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