Morse delivers for Downingtown West; Oxford’s Morton comes up big

Downingtown West 5, WC Rustin 4 – Drew Morse delivered a walk-off RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to help the Whippets (8-2) post the Ches-Mont League crossover win Wednesday.
Morse finished 2-3 with two RBI for D-West, which also got a pair of RBI from Tommy Eliason and a perfect day at the plate from Stephen Posner, who reached safely in all four of his appearances with two singles and two walks, scoring a pair of runs in the process.
Kevin Small picked up the win with four scoreless innings of two-hit relief, walking three and striking out five as West won their second straight on the heels of surprising losses to West Chester East and Avon Grove last week.
The Golden Knights finished with 11 hits, sparked by two-hit outings from Jacob Fails (double), Ben Watson, Dylan Demarco (double) and Matt Fricker (2 doubles). Fails, Watson and Fricker had RBI for Rustin.
Oxford 4, Downingtown East 2 – Jay Morton smashed an RBI-double in the sixth inning to snap a 2-2 tie for the Hornets, plating Ryan Santangelo who had opened the pivotal frame with a double.
Tyler Brooks would add an insurance run with an RBI-single in the seventh inning and Joey Morton, who worked three scoreless innings in relief of effective starter Alex Schoessler, made it stand to nail down the victory.
Tony Giancantarino’s RBI-double in the fourth inning had forged the 2-2 standoff for the Cougars. D-East ace Grant Umberger took the loss, allowing eight hits, three earned runs and one walk while striking out eight in six innings of work.
Henderson 4, Sun Valley 2 – The Warriors built a 4-1 lead through five innings and held on down the stretch for the Ches-Mont League crossover win Wednesday at Bob Owens Field.
Brendan Gray went the distance for the win, scattering 10 hits while striking out eight and allowing two runs, only one of which was earned. Billy Hicks and Cole Stevens drove in runs for Henderson, which scored twice in the opening inning and added single tallies in the fourth and fifth to keep Sun Valley at arm’s length.
For the Vanguards, Evan Fooks was 3-3 with a home run and two runs scored and Anthony Ellis went 2-3.
Sun Valley                000 010 1   –  2-10-2
WC Henderson       200 110 X  –   4-4-2
WP: Brendan Gray (7 IP, 10 H, 2 R, ER, 8 K). LP: Kenny Jensen (4.1 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 4 K, 2 BB). HR: Evan Fooks (SV)
Sun Valley: Evan Fooks 3-3, HR, 2 R; Anthony Ellis 2-3; Kenny Jensen 1-4, RBI
Henderson: Brendan Gray 1-2, R; Casey Caufield 1-3, R; Billy Hicks 1-2, RBI; Cole Stevens 1-2, RBI
Avon Grove 9, Great Valley 5 – The Red Devils took charge early, scoring four runs in the first inning and adding two more in the second, while raking 10 hits in their Ches-Mont interdivisional triumph.
Riley Davis went 2-2 with three runs while Aiden Duda (2-3) and Andrew Nole (1-4) drove in two runs apiece for Avon Grove in support of winning pitcher Drew Iaia.
For the Patriots, Conner Ryan and Matt Alleva drove in two runs each and Jacob Baugher went 2-2 with three runs.
Great Valley          002 010 2 – 5-6-3
Avon Grove          421 011 x – 9-9-0
WP-Drew Iaia (6 IP, 4 H 3 R, 3 ER3 BB, 1 K), LP-Brendan O’Donnell (3.1 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 0 K). No extra base hits.
Great Valley: Lownes 1-1, BB, R; Ryan 2-3, BB, 2 RBI; Alleva 2 RBI; Baugher 2-2, 3 R
Avon Grove: Davis 2-2, 3 R; Porter 1-1, BB, R; Duda 2-3, 2 RBI, R; Nole 1-4, 2 RBI; Luettgen 1-3, R; Torrence 1-1, BB, RBI, R; Kelleher 1-3, RBI
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