Reamstown AA Reds drop first playoff game

By on August 17, 2011

By: TROY BOYER Special To The Review, Staff Writer



Reamstown's Todd Adair follows through on his swing during a recent contest. Reamstown will look to stay alive in the double-elimination tournament this Saturday at Governor Mifflin High School, beginning at 11 a.m. (Photo by Stan Hall)Reamstown's Todd Adair follows through on his swing during a recent contest. Reamstown will look to stay alive in the double-elimination tournament this Saturday at Governor Mifflin High School, beginning at 11 a.m. (Photo by Stan Hall)

On Saturday, the fifth-seeded Reamstown Athletic Association Reds began the Berks County Senior Baseball League playoffs taking on the fourth-seeded Eagles, with whom they had split the season series. Unfortunately for the Reds, they will have to advance to the championship game of the double-elimination tournament via the losers’ bracket after dropping a 1-0 pitchers’ duel.

The only run of the game came in the first when a bunt single scored Terry Crupi who led off the Eagles’ half of the inning with a triple. That one run was all Eagles’ starter Rick Marx would need, as the lefthander blanked the Reds on only four hits, two of which came off the bat of centerfielder Paul Stetter.

Marx, who has pitched well in the past against Reamstown, allowed only two baserunners to reach second base in the game.

Marx’s opposite, Todd Adair, pitched a great ballgame himself, giving up only five hits and walking one. After giving up the first-inning run, Adair allowed no other runners to reach scoring position the rest of the way.

The 1-0 defeat was the Reds’ seventh one-run loss of the season. They now move to the losers’ bracket in the championship playoffs to face the Orioles, who pushed the defending champion Royals to the limit in their first-round game.

The teams were actually set to play on Saturday afternoon, but torrential rain forced the postponement of the contest to this coming Saturday at 11 a.m. at Governor Mifflin High School in Shillington.

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