— Because the ace of the employees at Parkland Excessive Faculty, Michael Jenkins pitched in quite a few massive video games over his years as a Trojan.
Jenkins was by no means higher in a much bigger recreation than he was in as we speak’s American Legion Area 2 event.
His 9-inning two-hitter allowed Lehigh Valley postseason champion South Parkland to stave off elimination with a 1-zero win over Muhlenberg in a day contest at Owls Area.
South Parkland, which suffered a disheartening 6-5 eleven-inning defeat Sunday to Souderton, advances to Day four of the 5-day double-elimination event. It’ll play Tuesday towards an opponent and at a time to be decided.
Jenkins was in complete management towards Schuylkill/Berks champion Muhlenberg from begin to end.
He allowed singles within the first and fourth innings and pitched round two errors. He walked one and struck out 9. Jenkins, who was eight-1 with an zero.88 ERA as senior at Parkland and was The Morning Name’s pitcher of the yr, threw seventy one of his 104 pitches for strikes.
“This one was fairly particular,” the LaSalle College-sure Jenkins stated. “I really like enjoying for these coaches and with my teammates. They have been nice. That is our first regional as a staff and it was their first as a training employees, so I needed to get it.”
Described by supervisor Tom Kahn as calm, cool and picked up, Jenkins set down Muhlenberg’s lineup so as 3 times over the ultimate 4 innings. His hardest inning got here within the first when he labored round a leadoff single and a two-out error. He additionally pitched round a leadoff error within the eighth.
Jenkins was aided by middle fielder Cullen Wadsworth’s large diving catch in deep left-middle subject with one out within the ninth inning.
“I used to be mixing it up lots, making an attempt to maintain them off-stability and let my protection work,” stated Jenkins, whose repertoire of pitches features a fastball, curveball, slider and changeup. “I felt good from the beginning. I have never thrown an excessive amount of this summer time so it felt good to be on the market.”
“You possibly can’t say sufficient about Michael,” Kahn stated. “He is a beast. He is unbelievable. Within the second inning he lets a bunt fall so he can decide it up and switch a double play. He is such a heady participant and he is all the time calm on the market.”
South Parkland (sixteen-7-1) wanted Jenkins to be at his greatest as a result of its offense struggled towards Muhlenberg starter Braydon Keller.
In truth, Keller matched Jenkins zero-for-zero for the primary 5 innings. South Parkland…