Gov. Mifflin All-Division infielder Bryce Detwiler
Gov. Mifflin head coach Chris Hole started a new tradition this year. He's handing out a gold-colored MVP chain after each win. The chain was around the neck of Bryce Detwiler after an 8-0 victory at Exeter, and for good reason. The promising sophomore went 3-for-3 with a walk and 5 RBI on Friday. Detwiler homered, doubled, and scored two runs. The second baseman has turned things around after struggling at the beginning of the season. "I started off pretty slow, but all the coaches helped me think other way and it's paying out now," noted Detwiler. He crushed a 2-run homer to left-center in the 1st inning and added a 2-run double down the left field line in the 4th. The all-division selection ripped an RBI single to left in the 6th that put the Mustangs up 7-0. Tyler Minick was 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and four runs. Detwiler is glad that he gets to hit behind the UConn commit and 2022 Berks County Player of the Year. "They're probably not gonna pitch too much to Minick and it will become a fastball count for me," replied Detwiler. Bloomsburg commit Xander Velez hits third in Gov. Mifflin's lineup. He was an all-county pick last year when he went (8-0) on the mound with a .453 batting average. Ethan Grim, one of four sophomore starters, held Exeter to two hits over six frames with ten strikeouts. The Mustangs extended their winning streak to eight and improved to (9-1, 5-0). The bar is set high in Shillington. "The expectation is to make it to playoffs and get deep in the playoffs. The end goal is to win county, district, and state championships," Detwiler told Paul Roberts of SV Sports. They also talked about the Phillies. Detwiler is a big fan and thinks they will turn things around.