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Roundup: Great Valley, WC East open with wins

POTTSTOWN – The shutdown arms of Colin Duclos, Dylan Nicklas, Allen Barry and Tom Allen delivered a 2-1 victory for Great Valley over Pottstown in the nonleague season opener for both teams Friday.

The foursome combined on a one-hitter with Nicklas getting the win by tossing three hitless innings of relief with one walk and four strikeouts. Allen notched the save.

Trailing 1-0 after the Trojans pushed across an unearned run in the home first, the Patriots drew even when Carter Rubin crossed on the back end of a double steal in the third. Barry singled to start the fourth inning, advanced to second on a walk, reached third on a wild pitch and came across with the game-winner on Joe Leonetti’s sacrifice fly to right.

Great Valley 001 100 0 — 2

Pottstown    100 000 0 – 1

WP-Dylan Nicklas. LP-Jordan Mullen.

W.C. East 5, Saint Joseph’s Prep 4 – Shane Springer’s sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh inning deadlocked things at 3-3, with the eventual game-winning run scoring from second base when the Prep outfielder lost track of the outs on the play and failed to throw the ball back to the infield.

The Vikings used three pitchers for two innings apiece, with Culver Hughes (4 strikeouts) and Donald Edwards (2 strikeouts) allowing no runs and just one hit apiece. Edwards earned the win with Jimmy Maguire notching the save, striking out the side but allowing one run in the seventh. Ian Street doubled for West Chester East.

W.C. East           001 110 2 — 5

St. Joe’s Prep   000 300 1 – 4

WP–Edwards. 2B-Ian Street (WCE).

Owen J. Roberts 7, Downingtown West 4 – The Whippets fell behind 6-1 after three innings and never recovered in dropping the nonleague season opener for both schools. David Clay homered and drove in three runs for OJR, which scored three times in the first and third innings to seize control.

Downingtown West  001 001 2 – 4 5 2

Owen J. Roberts         303 010 x – 7 7 1

WP-Endly. LP-Esch. 2B-Mejias (DW), Jerema (DW), LeClerc (OJR), 3B-Domblesky (DW), HR-Clay (OJR).

Garnet Valley 11, Unionville 4 – Drew Jarmuz bashed a trio of doubles  and scored two runs but the Indians couldn’t overcome some shoddy fielding in their nonleague season-opening loss. Unionville gave up nine unearned runs, allowing Garnet Valley to bolt out to an 8-1 lead by the middle of the fourth inning.

Garnet Valley    034  112  0 – 11

Unionville           010 110 1 – 4

WP–Bulisky. LP–Foster. 2B–Saso (GV), Sarabaugh (GV), Jarmuz (U) 3, Pechin (U).

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