Canton tops Towanda.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | May 16, 2013


Canton avenged an earlier season loss by beating Towanda 8-0 in non-league baseball action Wednesday. The Knights gave Canton their first loss of the season.

Chase Pepper through a 2-hitter for the victory while striking out seven and allowing one walk.

The Warriors got two runs right off the bat in the bottom of the first followed by four more in the bottom of the fourth. They scored their final two in the sixth.

Kyle Landis went 2-for-3 with a double and 4-RBI. He had a two run single and two run double in the game.

Connor Route was 2-for-2 with two runs while Josiah Bardo was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI.

Garrett Wesneski, Pepper and Tanner Machmer also had hits.

Emmett Watson, Wesneski, Pepper and Machmer each scored once while Machmer also knocked in a run.

Dylan Bates and Richard Benjamin had the two Towanda hits.

Nick Place started and earns the loss going 3 2/3-innings with one strikeout, four walks, seven hits and three earned runs. He falls to 2-1.

Bates came on for 1 1/3-innings with three strikeouts and a walk while Sawyer Strope finished out with two strikeouts, two hits, two earned runs and a hit batsman.

Canton finishes the season 18-2 while Towanda will travel to South Williamsport today for a 4:30 p.m. start.

Wyalusing 6, Sayre 3

The Rams earned their berth into the District IV, AA playoffs with an NTL East win Wednesday.

The Redskins jumped out to a 3-0 lead early in the game but a 4-run fourth coupled with two 1-run innings in the fifth and sixth carried the day for Wyalusing.

Jordan Salsman went 2-for-2 with 2-RBI to lead the Rams while Cody Pickett was 2-for-3 with a run. Chad Johnson and Andrew Pickett each had doubles while Dylan Otis, Isaac Bennett and Ryan Force also had hits.

Johnson and Otis scored while Andrew Pickett knocked in a run.

Andrew Pickett got the win on the mound, striking out 11 with one walk and one earned run.

Kyle Lake went 3-for-4 with an RBI to lead Sayre while Cuyler Kochin was 2-for-3. Jake Wheeler and Marshall Felt had hits with Nick Skerpon knocking a run.

Skerpon earned the loss, striking out 10 while allowing eight hits and five earned runs.

Wyalusing (9-8) will travel to Troy for their regular season finale today.

Athens 11, Blue Ridge 7

In a back and forth game it was the Wildcats pulling out the baseball win Wednesday.

Blue Ridge led 3-0 after the first inning but a six run third put Athens up 6-3. They would go up 7-3 in the top of the fourth but in the bottom half of the game Blue Ridge scored three times to cut it to 7-6.

The Wildcats notched four more runs in the sixth to secure the win.

Troy Stivason and Curt Moore had two hits each with Stivason adding three runs and Moore knocking in two.

Zane Vargason added a double while Dan Fisher, Mike Estes, Zach Firestine and Neil Carpenter also had hits. Fisher and Tyler Forbes scored twice while Carpenter, Estes, Vargason and Shane Bradley crossed home once.

Firestine had 2-RBI while Fisher, Carpenter, Jake Shaffer and Vargason had one each.

Curt Moore started and went four innings to strike out five while allowing four earned runs, eight hits and three walks. Craig Moore went two innings with five strikeouts and one hit. Ben Rupert finished up with one unearned run, one hit, one walk and three strikeouts.

First game: Sullivan County 10, Bucktail 0, 5 innings

Second game: Sullivan County 23, Bucktail 1, 3 innings

The Griffins ended their season with two wins in baseball action Wednesday.

In the first game Barry Heinrich went 2-for-3 with a home run, double, two runs and an RBI to lead the Griffins while Lucas Hatton was 2-for-2 with three runs and an RBI.

Derek Farrell added a home run with a run scored and 3-RBI while Zach Meyer and Tom Blasi each had a double. Meyer also had 3-RBI.

Kelby Mullen and Sean Flannery also had hits. Robert Hoffman scored twice while Mullen and Flannery also crossed home.

Mullen earned the win, striking out eight while allowing tow hits in five innings of work.

In the second game Heinrich (2-for-4), Hatton (2-for-3), Mullen (2-for-3), Meyer (2-for-4) and Fry (2-for-4) all had multiple hits in the game for the Griffins.

Heinrich's included a double, three runs and 3-RBI, Hatton's included a double, two runs and 4-RBI, Mullen's included a home run, three runs and 3-RBI, Meyer's included a triple and three runs and Fry's included two runs and 2-RBI.

Farrell and Blasi also had hits. Farrell added two runs and 2-RBI while Blasi scored three times. Conner Wylie and Jake Gavitt also knocked in runs for Sullivan.

Meyer earns the win, striking out seven while allowing two walks and one hit.

Sullivan finishes the season 16-4 after starting their spring 0-3.