Youngsville's James Johnson slides in safely in front of Eisenhower catcher Griffin Williams during their game on April 6, 2024. File photo by Brian Hagberg.

Youngsville Sweeps Double Header Against Eisenhower, Forest Area

April 6, 2024

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – Despite weather forcing teams inside for most of the last two weeks, Youngsville’s offense didn’t miss a beat with big first innings in a pair of 15-0 wins Saturday against Eisenhower and Forest Area.

The Eagles scored seven runs in the first against Eisenhower to start the day, then plated 12 in the first against Forest.

“Just (saw) a lot of fastballs, I would say,” Youngsville’s Matt DeSimone said about the fast starts in the Cole Orthodontic Associates player interview. “Good practices in the gym, cranking up the machine to a high velocity, and seeing faster pitching helped.”

“Everything kind of fell together perfectly to get ahead of them,” the Eagles’ James Johnson said.

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DeSimone and Johnson combined for five hits and seven RBI as Youngsville picked up a 15-0, 4-inning win over visiting Eisenhower.

The Eagles (4-0) exploded for seven runs in the first inning, then scored five more in the fourth to close out the game.

DeSimone had two hits, including a double, scored twice, and drove in four. Johnson had three hits, including a double and a triple, scored twice, and had three RBI. David Manning had three hits, scored twice, and drove in a run.

Nate Lucks gave up three hits and issued three walks while striking out six in four scoreless innings.

Johnny Palmieri, Ayden Stiteler, and Jarius Casey each had a hit for the Knights (0-3).

Derek Childs allowed nine earned runs on seven hits with three walks and five strikeouts in three innings. Camron Jakubczak allowed five earned runs on three hits and three walks in ⅔ inning.


Youngsville scored an even dozen in the first inning on its way to a 15-0, 3-inning win over visiting Forest Area.

The Eagles (4-0) pounded out eight hits in the inning, including an inside-the-park 2-run home run by Wyatt Dalrymple. Dalrymple also hit a 2-run single in his first at-bat of the inning. Johnson hit a 3-run double in the inning as well.

Braydon Baker had three hits, including a double, and scored twice. DeSimone, Lucks, and Dalrymple all doubled and had two hits. DeSimone drove in a pair and scored three times, Lucks scored and had an RBI, and Dalrymple scored once and drove in four. Johnson finished with three RBI.

Dalrymple didn’t allow a hit or issue a walk in three scoreless innings. He struck out four.

Colton Kuntz allowed seven earned runs on five hits with three walks and a strikeout in ⅔ innings for the Fires (0-1). Auprel McLean allowed five earned runs on three hits and two walks, and Nathan Dietrich allowed three earned runs on five hits with three strikeouts in 1 ⅔ innings.

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