Schneider shines in DNL pitching debut
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In baseball, sometimes the final score isn't a true indicator of how the game played out.
And sometimes, a pitching line doesn't accurately describe how dominant a hurler was.
Harvey Wilner's Tavern and Greg Schneider know all about that following a 6-3 Daily News League win over Carriage Inn on Thursday at South Allegheny.
Harvey's banged out 13 hits — but managed only six runs — and Schneider was his dominant self on the mound before a flurry seeing-eye singles and infield hits along with a couple misplayed balls in the last inning made the game appear much closer than it was.
“What are you going to do?” Harvey's coach Bob Kostelnik said. “We wanted to get everybody into the game and I put a pitcher at third base and things just didn't work out in that last inning. Still, we were able to win the game and that's all that matters.”
Schneider had plenty to do with that.
The former Pitt recruit, who led Thomas Jefferson deep into the WPIAL playoffs a year ago, was the difference. He went the distance, allowing seven hits — three infield singles, a bloop single and a seeing-eye single — while striking out eight in his DNL pitching debut. The only earned run the right-hander allowed came on a swinging bunt by Zac Grayson that scored Tyler Dillinger from second base with one out in the seventh.
“Their pitcher deserves all the credit in the world,” said Grayson, Carriage Inn's player/manager. “We just couldn't hit him. You need consistent at bats and be able to string together hits against him, and we weren't able to do that. We needed to get a couple hits and a bouncer here and there. It didn't happen.”
Schneider allowed four base runners through six innings and only one of those reached third.
“We knew we weren't going to need many runs with the way he was pitching,” Kostelnik said.
He was right.
Harvey had as many runs as it would need by the second inning.
Schneider's sacrifice fly in the first scored Don McDuffee, who led the game off with a triple. An RBI double by Jake Kostelnik followed by a run-scoring single by Anthony Defelipo made it 3-0 off Carriage Inn starter Joe Giles.
Sacrifice flies by Jon Corcoran and McDuffee, along with a RBI single by Brett Ferlic, gave Harvey's a 6-0 lead in the fifth. They had 12 hits by nine players.
“We got hits, but just not the key hits that would've broken the game open,” Kostelnik said.
Harvey's got two hits and an RBI each from Schneider, Ferlic and Defelipo. Six players knocked in runs for Harvey's.
Carriage Inn got a pair of hits from Dillinger and Grayson.
“We still don't have all our guys here, but we're playing well,” Kostelnik said. “We get everybody here and we are going to be tough to beat.”
Quinn Construction 3, Hot Shots Saloon 2 — Nick Yobbi threw out the tying run at the plate in the seventh inning to give the Mudcats (7-3) their sixth straight win. Jim Pasquine's RBI single with two outs in the sixth scored Ryan Kandsberger with the winning run. Pasquine pitched four innings in relief of Brandon Sandusky to pick up the win.
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