Unionville defeats West Chester Rustin, 10-104/01/2017 12:06PM ● By Steven Hoffman
The calendar may have still said March, but Unionville was in mid-season form as they defeated West Chester Rustin, 10-1, on March 30.
All the classic elements of “Unionville baseball” were on full display—aggressive baserunning, solid defense, and clutch hitting. A four-run third inning propelled the Indians to the win.
The Indians claimed an early lead in the bottom of the first when Spencer Pellegrino led off with a walk. He stole second base and scored on a sharp single to right-center by Theron Schilling—one of three hits that Schilling would have on the afternoon.
Pellegrino started the bottom of the third with a single, advanced to second on a steal, and scored on a hit by Schilling. Joe Love plated two runs when he singled and there was an error on the play. Jason Moore then made it 5-1 with a single.
Meanwhile, Unionville starting pitcher Nick Samulewicz was doing a good job keeping the West Chester Rustin hitters at bay. Samulewicz scattered four hits and allowed just one run in a complete game effort.
The victory improved Unionville’s record to 2-0 early in the 2017 season. Next, the Indians are scheduled to host Octorara on April 7 and will travel to Great Valley on April 12.