Wesneski's walk-off hit lifts Canton into district final.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | May 27, 2013 | Photo courtesy The Review


2013 Canton vs. Muncy BaseballWILLIAMSPORT - With the game tied in the bottom of the eighth inning Canton's Garrett Wesneski came through with a walk-off hit for a 2-1 win over Muncy in the District 4, Class A semifinals on Saturday.

The victory puts the Warriors into Wednesday's district final against Mongtomery at 4:30 p.m. at Bowman Field.

All game long it was a pitcher's dual between Canton's Wesneski and Chase Pepper and Muncy's Kenny Koch.

Canton had struck first as Emmett Watson was hit by a pitch to lead off the game.

Jacob Butcher came in to run for Watson and after a passed ball and a walk to Josiah Bardo put runners on the corner, Butcher scored on a Wesneski groundout.

Muncy got the run back in the second as Koch drew a walk and Troy Hembury was hit by a pitch. An RBI single by Eric Springer brought home Koch, but Wesneski got out of the jam leaving it at 1-1.

From there neither team was able to get on the board again in regulation.

In the eighth Connor Route drew a one-out walk for Canton and Wesneski followed with a walk-off double to win it.

Wesneski went four innings on the mound for Canton, striking out four and walking five, while allowing two hits and hitting a batter.

Pepper pitched the final four innings, striking out five, walking four and hitting one batter, while allowing no hits.

Koch went the distance for Muncy, working 7 1/3 innings, striking out eight and walking three, hitting two batters and allowing four hits in the game.

Wesneski had the double, and two RBI and Trevor Route had a double in the game for Canton.

Kyle Landis had a hit for Canton and Route had a hit and scored a run for the Warriors.