An in-district rivalry, and cross town schools, Concord and Brandywine baseball battled Monday night for a chance to win the highly featured game. Concord dominated and won 7-0 in seven innings of play.
Concord had a superb pitching performance by Matthew Parrish, who went the distance, allowing only one hit in all seven innings. To save the no-hitter, captain Dallas Russell made a spectacular play in the field; however, a few batters later Harry Geisenberger of Brandywine hit a double, ending the no-hit bid. After the game Parrish said, “It was just an all around good game by the team. I did my job on the mound and everyone else made the plays that mattered to keep the confidence up.”
Concord’s bats struck early with a five run second inning, followed by a two run sixth. Robbie Farnan and Matthew Schell each hit a pair of doubles, and Owen Linkhorst, Robert Edelman, and Steve Forwood all collected hits for a combined five RBI’s. Other notables included three hits from Dallas Russell and a pair of hits from Parrish, giving himself some help on the mound. The two runs in the 6th came off passed balls, which scored Farnan and David Andrews.
Parrish added, “We played like we wanted to win, and everybody was hitting, which is the outcome I would expect from a team like us who has the urgency to win.”
After going on a seven game losing streak, Concord’s win moves them to 4-10 on the season. Concord will look to earn another win tomorrow, playing against William Penn High School at Frawley Stadium at 6:30 p.m.