WNY BABE RUTH SB
Southern Tier won two games Saturday and needs a win today to sew up a spot in the Mid-Atlantic Regional in Laurel Springs, Md., on July 19-23.
Valley All-Stars third baseman Adrianna Heary applies a tag on an Evans baserunner during Saturday’s Western New York State Babe Ruth (Under-10) softball tournament. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photo by Lisa Monacelli
On Saturday, Southern Tier ran away with two victories over Evans, 20-1, and the Valley All-Stars, 24-1, and play the Valley All-Stars again at noon today with an if-needed game at 4 p.m.
Olivia Anderson and Erin Bradack pitched a one-hitter in the win over Evans. Anderson helped her own cause with a triple and a double and Alise Swanson added a double and a single.
Olivia Gates hit a three-run home run and Chelsie Mercado was the defensive standout for the winners.
Jade Derby had a two hits, including a double, and McKenna Adams singled in the win over Valley.
CITY REC LEAGUE
ONeill Rosado stroked a home run and a double and Jonny Breeding a homer and a single as the Affinity One Blue Jays downed the Shults Rockies, 14-9, to win the winners bracket and earn a spot in Wednesday's championship at 6 p.m., at Bergman Park.
Calista Kester and Elijah Kester drilled three hits for the winners and Christian Frankiewicz added two in the winning effort.
Cayla Swartz and Leon Kibler had three singles each for the Rockies.
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The B&L Yankees defeated the Jones Bakery Tigers, 10-1, behind three hits apiece from Austin Carnell (double) and Charles Apperson.
Jonathan Brito chipped in with a pair of hits and Joseph Velazquez had a double in the victory.
For the Tigers, Kylie Langworthy hit a double and Shy Heiser singled and scored the team's lone run.