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Prep Baseball: Arnone leads Williamsport past South

April 08, 2013|By WILL ROBINSON | will.robinson@herald-mail.com

HAGERSTOWN — Riley Arnone was a jack-of-all-trades for Williamsport in its 10-2 MVAL Antietam baseball victory over South Hagerstown on Monday.

Arnone pitched six innings with five strikeouts and four walks and went 3-for-5 at the plate with three RBIs.

“I thought Riley did a great job getting ahead in the count and throwing his off-speed stuff for strikes,” said Williamsport coach David Warrenfeltz. “He definitely has the stuff to get ahead of an order like that.”

Arnone was perfect through 2 1/3 innings before giving up a walk to Demetrious Edwards in the bottom of the third. His only two runs allowed came in the sixth — a bases-loaded walk that scored Airin Martin and an RBI single by Josh Shingleton that plated Colby Johnson.

“I just try to get the field working and locate my pitches and get on top of the ball,” said Arnone. “My changeup was going well tonight and I know I have my guys behind me.”

Williamsport (5-3, 3-2) broke a scoreless tie in the top of the third with an RBI double by Arnone and a sacrifice fly by Jordan Buchanan.

Arnone collected his second RBI in a four-run fourth inning, along with RBIs by Colby Byers, Tristan Baker and Sinjin Shoop. He also plated Shoop in the sixth inning with a sacrifice fly.

“At the plate I was putting the ball in play. I didn’t have any hits in the last game, so I just wanted to go up there and hit the ball solid,” said Arnone.

Williamsport’s final three runs came in the seventh inning, highlighted by a two-run single by Brandon Toloso.

“I just think we had a good approach today, especially with two strikes,” said Warrenfeltz.

South (3-4, 1-3) couldn’t find a way to capitalize against Williamsport’s defense Monday. The Rebels only managed three hits and left six runners stranded.

“Arnone mixed it up well and threw a nice ballgame,” said South coach Zach Swisher. “(Williamsport) took advantage of their opportunities, played aggressive and got the win. It’s hard to win when you have three hits.”

Shoop scored four runs and had an RBI for Williamsport.

Williamsport 10, South Hagerstown 2
Williamsport    002    401    3    —    10    13    1
S. Hagerstown    000    002    0    —    2    3    1
Arnone, Harne (7) and Byers. Martin, Johnson (4), Eichelberger (6) and Bickford. WP – Arnone (1-1). LP – Martin (0-1).

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