DISTRICT 5/7 14-UNDER
ALL STAR TOURNAMENT
It was a successful weekend for the Jamestown 14-Under All-Stars as the team swept all three games it played en route to winning the District 5/7 championship, which was hosted by the Eden Athletic Association and also featured teams from Eden, Evans and East Lake.
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In the opening game, Jamestown earned a 4-3 victory over Evans as Noah Johnson tossed a complete game to get the win, striking out four and walking three.
Offensively, Jamestown posted 13 stolen bases, Niko Pannes had two hits and Jacob Tota uncorked a strong throw to Carson Peters that prevented Evans from tying the game in the sixth.
Jamestown was a winner again in the final game of the undefeated bracket, posting a 13-7 win over Eden.
Pedro Hernandez surrendered five hits with four walks and two strikeouts as Jamestown racked up nine hits and produced 11 walks.
Carson Peters had two hits while Noah Johnson drove in four runs with two hits and Alex Schupp connected for a double and had three RBIs.
East Lake lost its first game to Eden, 10-6, but fought back in the losers' bracket to defeat Evans, 13-3 and Eden, 10-6, to advance to the title game against Jamestown.
In the championship game, Dakota McIntyre took to the mound and collected seven strikeouts with two walks while giving up six hits for Jamestown in earning a 6-4 complete-game victory.
The teams were tied at 1-1 after two innings, but Jamestown took a brief 2-1 lead in the fourth when Pedro Hernandez was hit by a pitch, moved to second on a single by McIntyre and scored on another single by Collin DePonceau. East Lake tied the game again after a double by Dalton DuBois, who scored on a fielder's choice by Ryan Pascarella.
Jamestown broke things open in the sixth as Alex Schupp and Tota scored on a single by Griffin Noon, who also scored on a sacrifice bunt by Niko Pannes to make it 5-2.
Again, East Lake wouldn't quit, scoring two runs as Joe Gerace and Jake Brecht scored on RBI singles by DuBois and Jarod Drocy to trim the lead to 5-4.
In the top of the seventh, pinch-hitter Jacob Zwieg walked, advanced to second on another walk and scored on a pinch-hit single by Andrew Sisson for a 6-4 lead. McIntyre then struck out the side to preserve the win in the bottom of the inning.
Noon came through with four hits, including two doubles, and Tota contributed two hits.
For East Lake, Joe Gerace had two hits and DuBois doubled and singled.
Jamestown will now advance to the state tournament in North Syracuse on July 12-14, joining teams from North Syracuse, Horseheads and another team to be determined.
DISTRICT 7 13-UNDER
Jamestown outlasted East Lake, 12-8, to claim the championship.
For the winners, Jamie Rojas, Jake Brown, Matt Hill and Jon Sandstrom each had two hits.
Nick Fabrizio and Brian Burns both contributed two hits for East Lake.
Nathan Lewis and Jonas Gesing drilled three hits while Zack Kent and Caleb Baretto added two hits as Davidson Family Restaurant Tigers downed the Veracity Benefits Royals, 2-0, in the first round of the playoffs.
John Conley and Anthony Cipolla shined defensively for the winners.
Nolan Froah excelled offensively and Chase Hartnett made two great plays defensively in the loss.
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Dominic Delaney and Conner Trembley had three hits with one of Delaney's being a triple as Lake Shore Paving stopped Davidson's Tigers, 8-2, to reach the championship game.
Zach Rhodes and Jerry Leighton stroked two hits with Rhodes having a double and a triple in the win.
Kent and Chase Kartesz blasted three hits for the Tigers.
GIRLS 11-12 SOFTBALL All-STARS
Oliva Anderson was the Most Valuable Player and Morgan Brightman was outstanding on the mound as the Southern Tier All-Stars lost to the Camillis Cougars, 6-4, in the championship game at Syracuse over the weekend.
Kyla Waller received the team leader for spirit award, Chay Johnson was given the coaches award for her toughness and Olivia Adam the most improved award. Maci Johnson got an award for her never-give-up attitude.
''These young ladies would like to thank all the local businesses for the donations they received,'' said coach Ryan Brightman. ''The team and the league would also like to thank the whole community for supporting our car washes and tag days.''
CITY SLO-PITCH LEAGUE
Professional Finishing won six games and in doing so completed winning its fourth straight Mid-Season Tournament championship on Sunday.
Professional Finishing took the title by topping The Jock Shop 16-6, in the championship game to run its record to 23-3.
Mike Smith and Sam Marra split six hits while Jason Youngberg, Chris Patric and Travis Dickerson had two hits with Youngberg homering for the winners. Also homering was Jake Berg.
Ryan Cunningham and Angelo Rivera had two hits and home run while Derrick Harper also homered for the Jock Shop.
In the semifinals, it was Professional Finishing belting A-Bat, 25-8, as Jason Youngberg had four hits with a grand-slam home run.
Patric, Jon Youngberg and Tom Lombardo stroked three hits and Joe Lombardo hit two home runs for PF.
Ryan Anderson swatted two home runs among the three hits in vain.
Professional Finishing began with a 24-11 victory over Jamestown Mattress with Jon Youngberg having three hits with a home run. Smith, Ryan Card, Jason Rupczyk and Berg belted out two hits with Berg and Smith homering for the winners.
Professional Finishing easily beat The Latino's, 29-3 as Tim Gunnell homered twice, and Marra and Phil Lombardo, Joe Lombardo and Jason Youngberg once.
Gunnell, Marra, Phil Lombardo and Tom Lombardo had three hits while Smith smashed two triples in the victory.
Tito Rodriguez's three hits led the Latino's.
Next, Professional Finishing downed the Roadhouse, 20-10.
Smith, Phil Lombardo and Tom Lombardo stroked three hits with Smith homering and Phil Lombardo tripling for the winners. Berg and Jason Youngberg cracked home run in the win.
Professional Finishing defeated JW Realty, 20-9, as Joe Lombardo and Jason Youngberg cracked a grand-slam homer among two home runs each. Lombardo ended up with three hits and Jason Youngberg with two hits.
Tim Gunnell had two hits with a home run and Berg added another home run in the win.
For JW Realty, Bobby Honaker and Billy Torres lashed three hits with Honaker homering while Derek Honaker contributed two hits with a home run.