LORIS, S.C. - A big third inning Thursday gave Maple Grove the lead for good and vaulted it into the Danny Isaacs Class C championship game at the Mingo Bay Classic baseball tournament.
Trailing Kenmore East, 5-1, the Red Dragons (2-2, 2-4) scored five times in the home third inning and made it stand up for a 6-5 upset over the Class AA school. The win vaults Maple Grove into the title game at 10 a.m., today against Camden (N.Y.), which is 2-2.
Kass Howard drove in the first run with a single, Nolan Knipe followed with a sacrifice fly and Dalton DuBois added a two-run single to end the scoring for Maple Grove.
Maple Grove’s Matt Roach winds up to deliver a pitch in Thursday afternoon’s 6-5 win over Kenmore East in the Mingo Bay semifinal in Loris, S.C.
P-J photo by Scott Reagle
Matt Roach pitched the complete-game victory, permitting 10 hits with just a walk, and striking out four. He also received a big assist from center fielder Corey Wefing, who laid out to snare an apparent extra-base hit to end the game. Prior to Wefing's catch, the Red Dragons showed strong defense throughout by virtue of a double play started by shortstop Collin Stack.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Gowanda jumped off to a 8-0 lead over Jamestown (0-4) before settling for an 8-4 victory.
Joe Kruszka worked the first five scoreless innings and got the win in which he gave up four hits with five walks and two strikeouts.
Shane DeLeo pitched the final two innings and the Red Raiders got to him for all four runs.
The Red Raiders scored two in the seventh on a RBI double by Chris Haase and a RBI single by Jacob Kindberg. The runs in the sixth were the result of bases-loaded walks.
Haase and Jake Sisson each delivered two hits for the Red Raiders while Matt Kruszka had a single and double for Gowanda.
Jamestown begins its Erie County Interscholastic Conference Division 1 schedule at 5 p.m., Monday against Clarence at the Martin Road Complex.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The Frewsburg Bears (2-4, 2-0) struggled to find offense fell, 6-0, to Oak Glen (W.Va.) and are now 0-4 for the tournament.
See ROUNDUP, Page B2
From Page B1
Koby Carder was the pitcher for the Bears, scattering nine hits, giving up one earned run and recording six strikeouts.
Frewsburg (2-4 overall) was plagued by three errors and managed only four hits from four different players.
CATTARAUGUS - Falconer (3-1, 1-1) picked up a 10-3 win over Cattaraugus-Little Valley (2-3) in a shortened six-inning game.
Winning pitcher Mike Wilcox fanned five and didn't issue a walk in three innings. Gib Stuart was effective during his two innings of relief with five strikeouts and one walk.
Offensively, Wilcox (double), Jake Youngberg (double), Mitch Carter and Zak Mata all had two hits for the winners.
Justin Forster (double), Kyle O'Donnell and Andrew Hutchinson all had two hits apiece for the Timberwolves.
BLACK KNIGHTS' PITCHERS SHINE
MAYVILLE - Jeff Van Vlack and John Murphy were outstanding as they combined on a four-hitter with eight strikeouts to lead the Silver Creek Black Knights to a 10-1 victory over Chautauqua Lake.
Van Vlack pitched five shutout innings in which he allowed three hits with five strikeouts. Murphy went the final two innings and permitted the lone Thunderbird run.
The Thunderbirds were guilty of 14 walks and gave up eight hits. Adam Klajbor and Jake Nosbisch each had two hits and Murphy delivered a double and three RBIs for the winners.
GRAND STRAND CLASSIC
BEARS LOSE PAIR
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Frewsburg fell to a 1-6 overall after losing to Geneseo, Ill., 25-2, and North Myrtle Beach, 18-3, in shortened games.
On Wednesday against Geneseo, the Bears took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a RBI single by Emily Hair.
However, Geneseo came back with 15 runs in its half of the inning, highlighted by a grand slam by winning pitcher Darian Gillette, who went the distance in five innings in which she allowed three hits, zero walks and six strikeouts.
Ayla Bragg of Frewsburg hit a double in the Frewsburg second and scored on Claire Garvey's single.
North Myrtle Beach scored three runs in the bottom of the first to go ahead, 3-1, en route to the victory Thursday.
Bragg singled home Olivia Lynn in the first and Hair's sacrifice fly and a passed ball brought in two Frewsburg runs in the third. Foti and Kaitlyn Blanchard scored in the third after walking.
Maisie Terhune had the other Frewsburg hit.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Chautauqua Lake, now 2-2 in the tourney and 3-2 overall, couldn't take advantage of 11 hits and left 11 stranded on the way to falling to the Obion Rebels (Tenn.), 6-2.
Ryleigh Hawkins, Courtney Hewes, Jade Walsh and Emily Corwin split eight hits with Corwin hitting a double and Hawkins and Ashley Moulton having RBI singles.
Emilee Steger was the losing pitcher in yielding nine hits and five walks. Ashton Albanesius relieved in the sixth and got out of the jam, helped by a double play.
The Lady Thunderbirds meet Auburn of Section 3 at 8 this morning.
JHS FALLS TO WARREN
WARREN, Pa. - Katilin Ishman and Alexa Bupp homered in the bottom of the seventh inning to send Warren (4-1) to a 9-7 win over visiting Jamestown (1-4).
Meghan Loutzenhiser was the winning pitcher, recording 11 strikeouts and not issuing a walk.
Senior Mary Cersosimo led the Lady Red Raiders on the mound with her own complete game and three strikeouts and no walks.
The loss spoiled a milestone game for Hannah Pollino, whose leadoff double in the first inning was her 100th career hit. She finished the day with two hits as did Cersosimo and Jessica Pace.
Ishman and Bupp both had three hits for Warren.