The Miadville One Senior League American Legion baseball team opened its season with a 5-0 victory over Titasville at Elderd Glenn on Wednesday.
Josh Marchbeck agreed with the Oundi and was hot from the start. Over three innings, Marchbaker had five long strikeouts and one walk.
Offensively, Maidville didn’t do much until the end of the third, but they warmed up.
There were back-to-back doubles at deep center from Marchbacker and Rocco Tartaglian. To get on board, Marchbaker scored with a Tartaglian shot off the center field wall. After singling and walking, the bases were filled out.
Otan Garvey to get Tartglion on a flying ball and keep the pressure on Titusville. Titasville’s coles, Landon Baker, retired the next two batters to avoid further damage.
We hit the ball and had several hits when it hit, said Tony Tartaglion, Med Medville One head coach. We had running backs on base and he was offensively effective. Overall, it was a good first win.
Fourth, the Maidville plate stays warm. Ryan Young moved to first base after dropping Catcher’s third strike at Titusville. Young was in third and scoring position, after singles and passes.
Marchbecker singled on the fly ball to shallow left field to score York and get on base. Tartaglian had an RBI single and Wyatt dropped Barzac Marchbaker at second base.
After five innings, Madville took a 5-0 lead.
To Marchbecker’s relief, Caden Holeva gave away three innings to BB. He allowed zero hits and finished Titasville with five batters out.
Marchbaker sat well. Caden came by and looked very good, Tartaglian said. The most important thing was the zero error defensively, not that we didn’t have many chances, but it was a lofty goal that we wanted to clear from high school.
The marchbacker finished with six strikeouts and a walk. He took a hit.
Both Marchbaker and Holeva worked on the calculations, Torchaglion said. I think they were ahead of everyone except two hitters, which is nice to have on your pitch. It was a good pitching effort.
Leading the team to the plate, Marchbecker was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Tartaglianian was 2-for-4 with one run and two RBIs. Brighton Anderson is a triple hit.
With the victory, the team is 1-0. The list remains unchanged for most of the spring from the Maidville Bulldogs High School list.
We lost a senior and there is still one here, Tartaglion said. We chose two Cochranton babies (Barzak and Marchbaker), a Maplewood baby (Stuart Hutchstiler) and Hopkins from Cathedral Prep. Everyone else is a high school team.
Tartaglian thinks the team should have a tough season
I believe that if we do things right, we can have a deep career. We have a lot of pitches and a lot of sticks, Tartaglion said. We have to put it together, but I’m glad to see where they go.
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