Baseball: Spiegel’s offense lifts Penn-Trafford to season-opening win

Written by Brad Everett on .

Penn-Trafford's Josh Spiegel has a very bright future.

Only a junior, Spiegel is a standout catcher who has already committed to play collegiately at Oklahoma State.

But Spiegel isn't just loaded with potential.

He's pretty darn good right now.

Spiegel and his Penn-Trafford teammates began the season on a high note by routing Kiski Area, 12-0, in six innings last Wednesday. Spiegel was the star, going 2 for 2 with double, home run and two RBIs. He reached base four times in all, as he walked once and was hit by a pitch.

Jordan Sabol, Travis Hohman and Ben Mongelluzzo added two hits apiece for Penn-Trafford, which cranked out 13 hits in the game. Brian Hellestead was outstanding on the mound as he gave up one hit and two walks over six scoreless innings. Hellestead struck out four.

Penn-Trafford is scheduled to take the field again Wednesday when it hosts Shaler for a non-section game.