Schuylkill Valley head coach Mike Tarconish knew that his team's offense was more than capable of putting up some good numbers. But what he didn't expect was for his team's hit total to amass 14, en route to his team defeating Tamaqua last night in their Schuylkill/Berks Legion game by a 9-8 score.
Each player in their batting order snagged a hit and SV built a 9-6 lead, heading into the bottom of the seventh, only to see the locals comeback and fall just short of tying the game up in the waning moments of the contest.
But, as the potential tying run was tagged out at home plate, the visitors earned their third win of the season to improve their record to 3-10-2.
"It's very nice to get the win," Tarconish mentioned. "We knew that we have been hitting the ball well lately and actually, all season. But we need to extend our pitching as much as we can."
Schuylkill Valley pitcher David Close pitched the entire game, and although he did give up seven hits and eight runs to his opponents, he did a stellar job of keeping the Tamaqua line up off balance the entire game with off-speed pitches and mixing it u