MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Niko Pannes was a tower of strength on the mound for undefeated Southwestern in the Mingo Bay Classic on Wednesday.
Pannes tossed a two-hitter with seven strikeouts and three walks as the Trojans won their bracket with a 9-3 win over Palmyra-Macedon. Both teams came into the game with 2-0 records.
The Trojans will now play in the semifinals today against an undecided opponent.
Maple Grove’s Dalton Dubois delivers a pitch during the Mingo Bay baseball tournament on Wednesday in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
P-J photo by Scott Reagle
Noah Weinstein had a three-run triple during the four-run fourth inning and also singled in the win.
Ben Burk drilled three hits, one a double, and Jordan Bryerton and Pannes added two hits apiece for the winners.
FREWSBURG LOSES PAIR
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Frewsburg (2-3) dropped to 0-3 in the tournament after losing a pair of five-inning decisions to Washington, W.Va., 18-1, and Newburgh Free Academy, 11-0.
Tage Johnson had three of the seven Frewsburg hits against Washington and doubled in the third-inning run.
Alex Silva slugged a three-run home run in the first inning. Washington recorded 18 hits.
Frewsburg had just three hits against Newburgh and Trevor Spicer took the loss.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Chris McKibbon hurled a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts and three walks as Corning blanked Jamestown, 5-0.
Chris Haase had the only hit for the Red Raiders (0-3), a second-inning leadoff single.
Jeff Miller pitched the first five innings for Jamestown and allowed only two hits with seven walks and three strikeouts while giving up two runs.
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Maple Grove issued 15 walks with seven of them crossing the plate in a 13-3 loss to Livonia.
Collin Stack had three hits and drove in two runs in the third and fifth innings for the Red Dragons (1-2).
Jonah Tanner contributed two hits and Nolan Knipe added the other Maple Grove hit.
Chris Kolodziejski, who is bound for Division I Niagara University, was the winning pitcher. He fanned five in four innings and allowed five hits.
GRAND STRAND CLASSIC
LADY T'BIRDS PREVAIL
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The third inning decided the issue for Chautauqua Lake.
Chautauqua Lake (2-1) was tied at 1-1 with the Alabama Bulldogs, but sent 12 batters to the plate and and scored nine runs en route to a 16-5 win in six innings.
The Lady Thunderbirds tallied two runs in the fourth and finished off their scoring with four runs in the sixth.
Kalishia Swoger scored four times and delivered two hits for the winners. Gina Sena added two hits, one a double, and Jade Walsh connected for a home run in the third inning and had three RBIs.
Olivia Anderson was the winning pitcher in allowing six hits, two earned runs, five walks and three strikeouts.
The Lady Thunderbirds meet the Obion Rebels from Tennessee at 8 a.m., today.
DEFENSE LETS DOWN
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - All eight Penn Yan runs were unearned as Cassadaga Valley committed seven errors in an 8-7 defeat at the Grand Strand Classic.
Jenna Caskey was the tough-luck loser, scattering eight hits and two walks in the Lady Cougars tournament finale.
Cassadaga Valley had a five-run fourth inning that enabled it to tie the game at 6-6. Joie Horton hit a triple followed by RBI single by Olivia Ruiz, an RBI single by Kylee Braymiller, an RBI double by Allysa Hahn and a two-run single by Madison Reuther.
The Lady Cougars took a 7-6 lead in the home half of the fifth as Horton doubled, took third on a passed ball and tallied on a sacrifice by Ruiz. Penn Yan tallied once in sixth and seventh, however, to pull out the victory.
For the Lady Cougars, Ruiz wound up with three hits, Horton, Hahn and Braymiller had two and Brooke Johnson an RBI double.