Two-out confusion leads to 7th inning victory over Coatesville
EAST MARLBOROUGH — In one of the most improbable endings in recent memory, Unionville managed to edge Coatesville after after an Indian hitter struck out — seemingly forcing extra innings, but a heady baserunning play by catcher Kyle Langerhans won the game.
In a back and forth contest, Unionville (3-1) came up to bat in the bottom of the seventh with the game tied at 8-8. Langerhans led off the inning with a basehit and moved to second on a sac bunt by Kyle Fries. After a walk and an infield hit loaded the bases, Langerhans represented the winning run on third with one out. That set the stage for the bizarre ending:
Andrew Jones struck out for the second out of the inning — but the Red Raiders thought it was the third out, and rolled the ball back to mound and began trotting off the field. Ever alert, Langerhans, who has emerged as one of the area’s top catchers in early play, bolted for the plate and snuck in just as the Coatesville players realized the mistake.
Kevin Looby pitched six solid innings and Andrew Jones earned the win in relief. Matt Foster was 3-for-4 with two doubles, Drew Jarmuz hit a home run to tie the game in the 6th and Chris Koehler was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI. Unionville moves to 3-0 in the league.