Montgomery Baseball Reaches Final Four
Red Raider Luke Forrestal Forrestal went 2 for 2 last Thursday afternoon as Montgomery won its second consecutive PIAA Class A state playoff game, 10-0, in five innings over District 3 runner-up Camp Hill. The Red Raiders reach the state semifinals for the first time in its program history.
Forrestal led the bottom of the lineup, scoring two runs and reaching base all three times at the plate. The bottom four hitters in Montgomery’s lineup went a combined 4 for 5 with five runs scored, three runs driven in, six walks and one hit by pitch.
Starting pitcher Garrett Shnyder threw a three-hit shutout. Since the playoffs began Shnyder has thrown a three-hit shutout in the district final to help Montgomery reach the state tournament, and Alex Worthington pitched a great game last Monday upsetting Pius X.
Designated hitter Cody Klees drove in the first run with a single to center field which John Goetz got a great read on to score. Klees then facilitated the next run when he was the front end of a double steal allowing Forrestal to score from third on the throw to second.
In the next two innings, the bottom four in the lineup worked four walks, two of which forced in runs against Camp Hill’s struggling bullpen.
Kriner walked to leadoff the bottom of the fifth inning and he Worthington scored on Shnyder’s double to center field in the fifth to get the mercy rule.
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Steve Murray, Michael Hope (3), Jordan Gonzalez (3) and Kyle Remig, Murray (3). Garrett Shnyder and Kyle Russell. W-Shnyder, (8-1). L-Murray.
Top Camp Hill hitters: Teddy Zanger 1-1. Top Montgomery hitters: Russell 1-2, RBI; Shnyder 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI; Cameron McHenry 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI, R; Luke Forrestal 2-2, 2 R; Cody Klees 1-1, RBI, R; Thomas Goetz, R, RBI; Corey Kriner 1-1, RBI, R.