By Matt Nelson
It’s been a season to remember for the Allentown Railers and it all came down to Game 3 in the championship series with the Staten Island Tide.
The Railers got out to a massive lead in the first four innings to claim an 11-1 win over the Tide and win their first ACBL Championship in team history at the College of Staten Island on Saturday afternoon.
The Railers finished the regular season with a 33-5 record, the best single-season record in the 49-year history of the ACBL.
Allentown scored five runs in the first, one more in the second and five more in the fourth to secure the win.
went 2-4 with a triple, an RBI, three runs scored and a walk, Derian Sarlat
went 2-3 with two RBIs and a run scored and Andrew Coffey went 2-4 with a double and three RBIs.
picked up the win giving up just one run on five hits, a walk and 10 strikeouts in 8 1/3 innings. The Kutztown University product finished the regular season with an 8-0 record, a 0.55 ERA, three walks and 89 strikeouts in 65 innings pitched during the regular season.
For the Tide, they managed just five hits on the afternoon including an RBI single from Sean Mazzio
. He went 1-3 with an RBI and two strikeouts.