Towanda routs Wyalusing.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | May 9, 2014


WYALUSING - Towanda pounded out 14 hits as they beat Wyalusing 15-0 in five innings for the NTL Large School baseball win.

"It was a good, solid win, an enjoyable win," said Towanda coach Bill Sexton. "We've not had many like this."

He credits Tristan James for setting the tempo in the first inning with a 2-out bases loaded single to give the Black Knights a 2-0 lead.

"The first inning was real important," remarked Sexton. "A real important clutch hit by James, it got us up."

Then in the third Towanda scored as Jared Lines walked, stole second and eventually scored on an error off the bat of Dylan Bates.

Up 3-0, it was the fourth where the Knights opened up the scoring.

Richard Benjamin and Noah Huff singled with an Ethan Barto walk sandwiched in between to load the bases. Lines then hit a 2-run single to make it 5-0. After a ground out put runners on second and third Nick Place followed with another 2-run single to push the lead to 7-0.

The Knights would then get eight more in the fifth.

Benjamin led off with a single followed by a Devin Patel 2-run home run, his second of the year. Barto then singled followed by Huff reaching on an error.

Lines then hit another 2-run single. Back to back singles by Place and Bates loaded the bases with Lines scoring on a wild pitch.

After an out a Benjamin single scored Ethan Brown, running for Place, with Bates scoring on an error. A Patel single followed by a walk to Barto led to an RBI single by Terrick Vargason to finish the scoring.

"I thought we got a big night out of Richie Benjamin," remarked Sexton. "He swung a very effective bat for us. Patel continued to hit well for us, it's good to add a power bat to the line-up. Lines had 2-run singles in the fourth and fifth, key blows in both innings. Jared's been hitting the ball for us all year long, he's had real productive at bats. His offensive numbers are starting to jump, a real plus for the part of the season we're going into now."

Lines was 2-for-3 with three runs and 4-RBI while Benjamin was 3-for-4 with a run scored. Patel was 2-for-4 with 2-RBI, Huff was 2-for-3 with three runs while Place was 2-for-4 with 2-RBI. James and Barto also had hits while Martin, Sawyer Strope and Nevin Nolte scored runs.

On the mound James allowed just two hits and one walk for the win, striking out nine along the way. He moves to 2-3 on the year.

For Wyalusing Kyle Tinna and Dawson Otis had the two hits. Devin Carr earned the loss, striking out four while walking six.

Edison 2, Waverly 1

The Wolverines struck in the top of the first but then couldn't get home again in their IAC Large School loss Thursday.

Peyton Miller doubled to lead off the game and would eventually score on a Dylan Perry sacrifice fly to give Waverly a 1-0 lead.

Edison would knot it up at 1-all in the bottom of the first, then in the second took the lead on an error.

That's all Edison pitcher Joe Ducot needed as he would go the distance, striking out four while allowing four hits and one walk to get the win.

Collin Traub was strong in the loss, going six innings to strike out one while allowing five hits, one walk and one earned run.

Brendyn Stillman went 2-for-3 to lead the Wolverines while Peyton Miller and Colton Miller had the other two hits.

Devon Jones went 2-for-3 to lead Edison.

Cowanesque Valley 13, Northeast Bradford 3

CV had 12 hits in their NTL Small School win over the Panthers Thursday.

Tyler Melko led the way for the Indians, going 3-for-3 with a home run, double, three runs and 3-RBI while Brandon Whitesell was 2-for-3 with a home run, three runs and 2-RBI, Ryan Freeman was 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and an RBI and Brandon McLean was 2-for-4 with a double, three runs and an RBI.

Mat Freeman added a double while Nate Bonham and Connor Calaman also had hits. Bonham scored twice while knocking in two runs while Ethan Mead also crossed home. Calaman had an RBI as well.

Mat Freeman started and went three innings for the no decision, striking out two. Caleb Fitzwater came on for the next two innings, striking out one with a hit, two runs and two walks.

Chris Lingle finished out and got the win, with one walk and one unearned run.

For the Panthers Bryan Ford had a double while Dylan Ford also had a hit. Garret Smith, Aaron Pifer and Nik Geiser scored the three runs. Pifer had an RBI as well.

Geiser started and went four innings for the loss. He struck out five while allowing seven hits, seven runs, three of which were earned, and one walk.

Bryan Ford threw for an inning with one hit, one run and two walks with one strikeout. Alec Morris also saw action.

Tioga 18, Newfield 4

The Tigers pounded out 18 hits as they improved to 11-0 on the year Thursday.

Dakota Skinner led the way, going 3-for-4 with three runs and 2-RBI while Ryan Vergason was 3-for-5 with a double, two runs and 4-RBI.

Jake Howland was 3-for-4 with 3-RBI, Peter Simmons was 2-for-4 with two runs, Adam Layman was 2-for-4 with three runs and an RBI and Jesse Manuel was 2-for-3 with two runs and 2-RBI.

Carter Jackson, Tanner Folk and Travis Moyer also had hits. Jackson, Parker Hendershot, Folk, Moyer and Lucas Richardson all scored runs.

Folk knocked in three runs while Moyer also had an RBI.

Skinner started and earned the win, striking out six while allowing one walk, four hits and three runs, only one of which was earned.

Layman went the final three, striking out two while allowing two hits, no walks and one earned run.

Tioga will travel to Newfield today before going to Edison Saturday.