The Walkersville Lions took on Williamsport in their second game of playoffs on May 15th at Frederick Community College.
Walkersville got off to a hot start, taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning after Christian Policelli drove Jacob Wetzel home. The score would remain 1-0 until the third inning when Williamsport was able to pick up a run to tie the game at 1-1. The game stayed at a score of 1-1 until the fifth inning with starting pitcher Mickey McElwain keeping Williamsport off the board. The Lions managed to score two runs in the fifth inning to gain a 3-1 lead going into the final innings.
Wetzel took over pitching duties in the sixth inning and kept the score at 3-1 in his first inning. Walkersville then scored four runs in the sixth inning to stretch their lead to a score of 7-1. The final score would end at 7-2, advancing the Lions to the next round.
“We played well against Williamsport. We didn’t make many mistakes in the field and we had timely hits with runners in scoring position. It was probably the most solid game we have played all year. Everyone has been working really hard in practice for our next game against Century, so I know everyone will be ready to go,” said senior Jacob Wetzel.
Senior Joey Thompson added, “We knew from previous games against Williamsport that we were the better team. We kept our composure and eventually we broke through and everyone just did their jobs. Century will be a much better team and we need to play our best if we want to keep going.”
“We did well on defense to hold them to only two runs throughout the game, and we all batted well and were able to drive in some runs late in the game. Our bats caught fire at the right moment and helped us pull out the win,” added senior Aaron Jahnke.
Walkersville will play Century on Monday, May 21st at Century.