Tioga's offense explodes against Notre Dame; Knights fall to Wildcats.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | April 24, 2014


TIOGA CENTER, N.Y. - Tioga pounded out 13 hits as they beat Notre Dame 12-6 in IAC baseball action Wednesday.

The Tigers got most of their offense in the late innings as the Crusaders held a 4-1 advantage after the second.

Tioga knotted it up at 4-all after the bottom of the fourth. Then they went on to out score Notre Dame 8-1 in the fifth and sixth innings to get the win.

The victory keeps Tioga undefeated at 4-0.

Ryan Vergason led the Tigers, going 3-for-5 with a double and run scored, while Jake Howland went 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and 2-RBI.

Parker Hendershot was 2-for-3 with a double and three runs scored while Dakota Skinner was 2-for-4 with two runs.

Peter Simmons, Adam Layman, Tanner Folk and Travis Moyer also had hits.

Moyer added 3-RBI while Folk knocked in two and Simmons had one. Layman scored three times while Simmons scored twice.

Simmons earned the win, going five innings to strike out five while allowing seven walks, three hits and three earned runs.

Folk came on for an inning while Jesse Manuel pitched the seventh, striking out two while allowing one walk, two hits and one earned run.

Matt LaBadie and Kyle Minchin both had doubles to lead Notre Dame while Hunter Thomas, Sam Bruner, Cameron Reid, Joe Prunier and Derek Marshall also had hits.

Bruner and Prunier both scored twice while Thomas and Minchin also crossed home. Marshall knocked in two runs while Prunier and LaBadie had one RBI each.

Parker May started and earned the loss, going 4 1/3-innings to strike out three while allowing four walks, eight hits and seven earned runs.

Marshall finished out with one strikeout, five hits, two walks and four earned runs.

Tioga hosts Marathon today.

Athens 6, Towanda 5

The Wildcats jumped out early and held on late to earn the NTL Large School win Wednesday.

Athens led 3-1 after the first inning then pushed that lead to 5-1 after the second.

Towanda rallied in the sixth inning as with one out Sawyer Strope singled followed by a Nick Place walk. Dylan Bates then had an infield single to bring in Strope.

Richard Benjamin walked to load the bases, then with two outs Devin Patel hit a 3-run double on a full count to knot the game up at 5-all.

The Wildcats then came back with a run in the bottom of the sixth to get the win.

Towanda had bases loaded in the fourth and fifth innings but were unable to score.

Zane Vargason (2-for-3) and Tyler Forbes (2-for-4) led Athens at the plate. Vargason had a double with a run scored and an RBI while Forbes knocked in two runs.

Dan Fisher, Jarrett Priester and Stag Shadduck also had hits. Nick Vosburg knocked in two runs while Priester also had an RBI.

Matt Collins scored twice with Fisher, Vosburg and Shadduck each scoring once.

Forbes started for the Wildcats, going five innings for the no decision. He struck out seven while allowing three walks, seven hits and one earned run.

Sam Perri came on for 2/3-innings with two hits, four earned runs and two walks. Ben Rubert finished the sixth inning, allowing one hit.

Cody Jennings threw the seventh to earn the win, allowing one walk and two hits.

Noah Huff led Towanda at the plate, going 4-for-5 with a run scored and three stolen bases.

Strope (2-for-4), Bates (2-for-4) and Ethan Barto (2-for-4) also had multiple hits in the game. Jared Lines, Tristan James, Benjamin and Patel had the other Knight hits while Place walked three times.

Huff, Strope, Place, Bates and Landon Brown scored the Towanda runs. Bates and James drove one run in each.

Strope started and earned the no decision, going three innings to strikeout three with two walks, five hits and five runs, two of which were earned.

Bates came on in relief and earned the loss. He went three innings with five strikeouts, one walk and one unearned run.

The game was another near miss for the Towanda team.

"When you get 13 hits you ought to win a ball game," Knight coach Bill Sexton said. "We keep finding ways to lose them. We made some crucial errors tonight, we made an error in the seventh inning to allow them to beat us, we can't be doing that stuff. For three innings I'm not sure what we were doing, it was very frustrating the first three innings all the way around. At some point we have to play like we're capable of playing or we'll a dig hole too big to get out of."

Sexton did feel that Patel did a good job pinch hitting in the sixth.

"I was very pleased with Devin Patel," he said. "Devin had a rough night Monday, we brought him in a bases loaded situation with two outs to pinch hit and he came through with a ringing double to left-center field. It was a real big hit at that point in the game and got us back in the game."

The Black Knights host CV today at 4:30 p.m.

Mansfield 6, Troy 4

A 4-run fifth inning game gave the Tigers the NTL Large School baseball win Wednesday. Troy was leading 4-1 up until that point.

Brady Andrews had two hits to lead Mansfield while Rylan Whitmeyer, J.P. Shaw and Nick Mahonski also had hits. Whitmeyer scored twice while Max Colegrove, Jarrod Burd and Bryce Zaparzynski also crossed home.

Shaw added an RBI.

Levi Adams started for Mansfield, going three innings with two strikeouts. Burd came on in relief and earned the win, going the final four innings with one strikeout.

For Troy Ryan Reeves had a home-run while Isaac Havens had two hits, including a double. Jed Wright, Jarrod Mattocks, Brandon Mattocks, Kyle Jackson and Kyle Schucker also had hits.

Wright, Jarrod Mattocks and Brandon Mattocks also scored runs.

On the mound, Jackson started and earned the loss. He went five innings to strike out two while allowing five runs.

Ethan Calkins then came on for a 1/3-inning with one run and one strikeout while Schucker finished out.

Troy will host Wyalusing Friday.

Sayre 8, Cowanesque Valley 7

The Redskins held on for the NTL Small School baseball win Wednesday.

Sayre jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the third inning but CV rallied, tying the game at 4-all with three runs in the top of the fifth.

Sayre scored in the bottom half of the inning to go up 5-4.

CV scored twice in the sixth to go up 6-5 but the Redskins added two more in the bottom half of the inning to retake the lead 7-6.

CV scored a run in the seventh to knot it all up.

In the bottom half of the inning Jay Green led off with a single. After an out John Esposito walked followed by Matt Williams getting hit by a pitch to load the bases.

Marshall Felt then drove the run in with a single to give the Redskins the victory.

Cuyler Kochin went 3-for-4 with a run scored to lead Sayre while Jake Wheeler was 2-for-5 with a run. Esposito, Felt, JP Harbst, Derrick Keir and Green had the other hits.

Green crossed home three times, Williams scored twice while Wheeler, Felt and Kochin also scored.

Nick Hall started for Sayre and earned the no decision. He went six innings to strike out nine.

Felt came on in the seventh and earned the win.

For the Indians Tyler Melko went 2-for-5 to lead the way while Nate Bonham, Ethan Mead and Brendan Bell also had hits.

Bell and Ryan Freeman scored twice while Brandon McLean, Brandon Whitesell and Mead also scored.

Whitesell started, earned the loss and had six strikeouts.

Wellsboro 14, Wyalusing 8

The Hornets scored in every inning they batted to pull out the NTL Large School baseball win Wednesday.

Wellsboro built a 12-1 lead when in the top of the fifth Wyalusing scored four runs to cut it to 12-5. The Hornets would get two back when in the seventh the Rams struck again, scoring three more, but couldn't get any closer.

Brandon Owlett went 4-for-5 with two doubles to lead Wellsboro while Dawson Prough was 2-for-4 with a double, 3-run home run and 4-RBI.

Cody DeHaas was 3-for-3 while Brian Doty was 2-for-4 with a home run, double and 3-RBI.

Dylan Prough added a hit with 2-RBI while Nick Tremper had a double. Brett Kendrick, Joe Allen and James Mundy also had hits.

Dylan Prough earned the win in 4 1/3-innings while Allen finished out. They combined for four strikeouts and three walks.

Dylan Otis was 3-for-4 to lead the Rams while Kyle Tinna went 2-for-4 with a double.

Canton 19, Williamson 2, 3-innings

Canton pounded out 16 hits in their NTL Small School baseball win Wednesday.

Kyle Landis went 3-for-3 with two runs to lead Canton while Tyler Cole was 2-for-2 with a double, triple, 2-RBI and three runs scored.

Chase Pepper went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, Garrett Wesneski and Tanner Machmer both went 2-for-3 with two runs and 2-RBI while Jordan Bentley was 2-for-3 with three runs and 2-RBI.

Trevor Route had a 3-run double, two runs and 4-RBI overall, Mason Moore added a double, Connor Route had a 2-run double and 3-RBI and Travis Butcher had a hit with two runs and 2-RBI.

Bryce Cole started but didn't record an out before Mason Martell came on. Martell went two innings with a strikeout to get the win.

Clayton Tymeson pitched the third inning.

Kyle Colegrove had a hit and scored for Williamson while Matt Learn scored the other run.

Colegrove earned the loss.

Canton faces Northeast Bradford today.

Waverly 9, Spencer Van-Ettan 0

Dylan Perry and Zach Saxon both went 2-for-3 to lead the Wolverines to an IAC baseball win Wednesday.

Perry's included two runs while Saxon scored once and had an RBI.

Collin Traub, Kyle Kinsley, Nate Bennett and Tim Sutton also had hits.

Brendyn Stillman scored twice while Traub, Bennett and Alex Uhl also crossed home. Peyton Miller, Kinsley, Bennett, Colton Miller and Alex Volpe each had an RBI.

Saxon got the win, going five innings of one hit baseball. He struck out five while walking two.

Colton Miller pitched the sixth with two walks while Uhl pitched the seventh with a strikeout.

Tyler Hodge had the SVE hit and he earned the loss, striking out seven while allowing eight hits, five walks and five earned runs.