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Moore looks to make push

Thursday, July 3, 2014 by SCOTT PAGEL spagel@tnonline.com in Sports

Moore Township's Connie Mack team had a big victory Monday night, knocking off Freemansburg 10-5.

The win came thanks to some fantastic pitching from Daniel Thomas and Nick Demeiri, according to head coach Bob Brooks.

Thomas went three-and-two-thirds innings, and was on the short end of some calls, according to his coach. Demeiri came in with the bases loaded and the game tied at 5-5 and didn't allow another run to score to help give Moore the momentum the rest of the way.

While the solid pitching was going on, the bats also came alive.

"In the meantime we got some strong at bats that ended in walks, base hits or simply hitting the ball to the middle to score the runs," Brooks added.

Brooks said the whole team was sparked by the play of Jesse Yentsch, C.J. Gantz, Austin Brooks, Mark Periera and Conlan Keefe.

"Our infield was stellar tonight, defensively," Brooks added. "We have been on the losing side of close games way too many times this summer."

Among those losses was a 2-1 defeat to Hellertown last week. Despite the loss, Ryan Werley threw seven, stellar innings for Moore.

Brooks also mentioned the team has four, one-run losses this year, two coming in extra innings.

"I hope we have know turned the page and are going to come out on the winning side of a bunch to end the year and force out way into the playoffs," Brooks said.

Moore has six more games to play this season and Brooks feels he just needs to get his team in the postseason and things will work out from there. He also estimated they need to win at least three of those games.

"As long as we play hard I hope to complete the late-season push," Brooks said. "We are the team no one wants to play in the playoffs. We have the talent to compete with them all and we are peaking at the right time."

Moore was scheduled to play Roseto July 2, Lehigh Bethlehem on July 7 and then rival Lehigh Township on July 9 among their remaining games.