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Fleetwood White Finishes Regular Season Strong
Win over Kutztown Rays Clinches Third Seed for PlayoffsUpdated Monday June 23, 2014 by Matthew Santos.
Kutztown, Pa. --- Fleetwood White exploded for a season-high 14 runs and seven pitchers combined to allow just four earned runs in a 14-6 win over the Kutztown Rays Saturday morning in East Penn League Junior Babe Ruth baseball action.
Max Grayek led a 10-hit effort for the Tigers going 2-for-3 with four RBI. Grayek also picked up the win on the mound, allowing one unearned run in the fourth. Shawn Fortna was 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored for Fleetwood, while closing out the game on the mound with 1 2/3 innings of scoreless work. Other top performers for Fleetwood included Jarrod Leibman (2-for-4, 1 run; 0 runs in one inning pitched), Evan Santos (3 runs scored), Noah Schaffer (1-for-2 with 2 runs scored), Robert Costello (2 runs scored; 0 runs in one inning pitched), and Sam Schappell (1-for-2, 2 runs scored, 3 stolen bases).
Defensively, the Tigers turned three double-plays.
With the win, Fleetwood White finished the season 4-5-1 and clinched the third seed in the upcoming double-elimination playoffs. Fleetwood will host in-town rival and No. 6 seed Fleetwood Red (3-7) in the first round of the playoffs on Monday night at Willow Creek Field. The winner will advance to play second-seeded Brandywine on Tuesday night in Mertztown, while the loser will wait to play the loser of Tuesday's game on Thursday night in an elimination game.