Downingtown West’s Adam Grintz pitches way into record books; Coatesville outlasts Kennett

Downingtown West 10, Unionville 1 – Adam Grintz fired a complete-game, four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and no walks to become the winningest pitcher in Downingtown history Wednesday as the Whippets cruised to the Ches-Mont League crossover triumph.
Grintz used his trademark, power-pitching style to record his 23rd career win at the high school level, supplanting Mike Torrance (1990) at the top of the Downingtown scholastic baseball record books. Torrance played when Downingtown had just one high school.
D-West, the four-time defending Ches-Mont League National Division champions who took charge early at 5-0 with two runs in the first and third innings around a single tally in the second, improved to 11-3 with the wire-to-wire victory and currently holds a one-half game lead over Downingtown East (10-3) for the division lead.
Drew Morse (double) and Aaron Sipes were both 2-4 to pace the Whippets, who got two RBI from Steve Posner. Adam Grintz lost his bid for a no-hitter in the fifth inning when Henry Goodier smoked a clean single for the first of his two hits.
Coatesville 5, Kennett 4, 8 innings – The Red Raiders (8-6) plated the deciding run in the bottom of the eighth inning on an infield error in posting the Ches-Mont crossover triumph.
Coatesville had forged a 4-4 tie with a run in the top of the seventh on RJ Rickabaugh’s RBI-single in the back-and-forth affair.
Previously, Kennett’s Edmonds Thomas answered Jake Verna’s run-producing single with an RBI-single of his own in the bottom of the sixth to produce a short-lived 4-3 lead for the Blue Demons that evaporated on Rickabaugh’s clutch hit.
The loss drops the Blue Demons to 4-9.
Coatesville                101 001 11 – 5-8-0
Kennett                      101 101 00 – 4-10-4
WP-Conner Barthmaier (2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K0. LP-John Vogel (2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K). 2B-Trey Tobinus (Cv), Mitch Balint (K) 2, 3B-Ethan Sarosi (K), HR-Justin Oakes (K).
Coatesville: Boccio 1-4, BB, 2 R; Reilly 1-2; Hershey 1-3, 2 BBs, R; Weaver 0-4 2 RBI; Rickabaugh 1-4, RBI; Barthmaier 1-2,, 2R; Tobinus 2-4, 2B; Verna 1-4, RBI
Kennett: Sharp 1-3, BB; Patterson1-3, BB, R; Balint 3-4, 2 2Bs, RBI; Sarosi 1-4, 3B, R; Lesher 2-3, BB, RBI; Thomas 1-4, RBI; Oakes 1-3, HR
Chichester 1, Oxford 0 – Jimmy Yunker, Cam Baughman and Brennan Rozich combined on a two-hitter with three strikeouts but it wasn’t enough as the Hornets (8-4) absorbed the nonleague setback.
Anthony Caramanico went the distance for the shutout, allowing just five hits while striking out five as the Eagles (12-1) extended their winning streak to five. Yunker paced Oxford at the plate with a 2-2 outing.
Oxford              000 000 0 – 0-5-1
Chichester       000 100 x – 1-3-1
WP-Anthony Caramanico (7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K). LP-Cam Baughman (3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K). 2B-Damian Thompson (Chi)
Oxford: Yunker 2-2, Brooks 1-1, Joey Morton 1-1, Harris 1-3
Chichester: Thompson 1-3, 2B, Jones 0-3, RBI; Cericola 1-3
Sun Valley 14, Interboro 2, 5 innings – Vinny DeAngelo drove in three runs and scored three more while picking up three hits to lead the Vanguards (5-9) to the nonleague triumph.
Also for Sun Valley, Kenny Jensen picked up three hits and two RBI while Dom Valente (triple) chipped in with two RBI to help trigger a balanced attack that had seven different players combining for 11 hits. Joey Greco picked up the mound win, scattering four hits in four innings.
Interboro         011 00 – 2-4-4
Sun Valley       066 2x-14-11-2
WP-Greco. LP-Convery. 2B-Johnston (SV), Nearey (SV). 3B-Valente (SV)
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