Gingerich pitches Waverly past Edison.
By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | May 5, 2015 | Photo courtesy The Review
2015 NTL and District 4 News
By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | May 5, 2015 | Photo courtesy The Review
ELMIRA HEIGHTS - Zak Gingerich was dominant on the mound and Waverly kept their division title hopes alive with a 4-1 win over Edison on Monday.
Edison's lead over Waverly and Notre Dame shrunk to 1 1/2 games with the Waverly win.
Gingerich struck out 13 and allowed just two hits and one unearned run in the win.
"It feels really good," Gingerich said. "I've been struggling a little bit this year, but I couldn't do it without these guys. They help me when I'm struggling on the mound and I just couldn't do it without them."
The game was tied into the seventh inning when Peyton Miller walked and Brendyn Stillman singled, before a ground ball off the bat resulted in an Edison error, allowing Miller to score and Stillman and Kinsley wound up at second and third. They would both score on a Nate Bennett single to give Waverly the 4-1 lead.
"That error at short helped a lot," Gingerich said. "It fired us all up."
In the bottom of the seventh Edison started off with a walk, but after Gingerich got a strikeout for the first out Edison tried a delay steal and Mike Girolamo came up firing from behind the plate, getting the second out of the inning.
"That was big," Gingerich said. "It scared me, I didn't even know what was going on. It was a weird, but good play."
After the second out the nerves were strong, especially after a strikeout where the ball got away allowing Edison's runner to reach first, but Gingerich closed out the game with his 13th strikeout.
"It hit me pretty hard, I was a little nervous, but I stuck with it, I kept going," Gingerich said.
A win like Monday is one Gingerich knows can help him. "It boosts my confidence a lot," he said. "I have been struggling, but everyone keeps me up and I showed how I can play on the field."
While Waverly was scoring in the top of the seventh Gingerich knew he had to close the game out.
"I needed to keep calm, keep my breath going, keep pumping it through and hit my spots and that's what I did," he said. "I was trying to hit my corners and throw the ball good and that's what I did."
Miller scored a run and Stillman had a hit and scored a run.
Kinsley had a hit and scored two runs and Zac Saxon had a hit, while Bennett had a hit and two RBI and Mike Girolamo had an RBI.
SAYRE - The Redskins got a double and a triple from Matt Williams in the win on Monday.
Williams scored two runs and had an RBI and Jake Wheeler scored two runs.
Jordan Rockwell scored a run and Nate Sweet had a hit.
Connor Hanafin had two hits, with a double and an RBI and J.P. Harbst had a hit, while Chris Ray had a double.
Rockwell pitched for Sayre, striking out five.
Brian Horton had two hits, with a double and a run scored for NEB and Garret Smith had a pair of hits, with a double, an RBI and two runs.
Aaron Pifer had two hits with a double and David Ford had three hits with an RBI.
Nate Watkins had a double and Tyler Emick had a hit and a run scored, while Derrick Newman and Bryan Ford had hits for NEB.
Bryan Ford started on the mound for NEB.
The Trojans got triples from Brock Schucker and Clark Jackson in the win on Monday.
Kyle Jackson struck out six and allowed five hits in the win.
Jarod Mattocks had a hit and Isaac Havens had a hit and scored a run.
Kyle Schucker had a hit and an RBI and Brock Schucker had the triple, a run scored and an RBI, while Clark Jackson had the triple, an RBI and two runs scored. Mitchell Morse and Collin Binford had hits and Nick Stephani scored a run.
Jarrod Burd had a hit and scored two runs for Mansfield and Bryce Zaparzynski had a pair of hits and an RBI, while JP Shaw had a hit and an RBI. Carl Dinger had a hit.
Burd started on the mound, Dinger struck out three in five innings and Kipp Hillson pitched 1 2/3 innings of relief.
The Green Hornets scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to pick up the win.
Tristan James struck out 14 for Towanda in the loss, allowing five hits and two walks and six runs, just one earned.
"Tristan threw a real good ball game for us tonight," Towanda coach Bill Sexton said. "We unfortunately made some errors that cost us, physical errors and mental errors that cost us.
"It was one of those games, we were in the ball game, we had the opportunity to win it, but we couldn't do the things we needed to do to win the ball game."
Ethan Barto, Nick Place, Dylan Bates, Shane Martin, Nate Watkins and Caleb Lines had hits for Towanda in the game.
Bates had a stolen base and scored both runs and James and Martin had RBI.
Towanda is at Mansfield on Wednesday.
ATHENS - The Wildcats scored five runs in the first two innings and held on for the win Monday.
Nick Vosburgh had three hits and scored a run and Marc Felt had an RBI.
Luke Newman had a double and scored a run and Zane Vargason scored a run.
Tyler Forbes had two hits, an RBI and two runs scored and Cody Jennings had a hit and an RBI.
Tyler Secules had two hits and an RBI and Joe Horn had a hit, while Ben Rubert scored a run.
Matt Collins pitched three innings, striking out one and Sam Perri pitched three perfect innings of relief with two strikeouts, while Marc Felt pitched a perfect inning.
Ridge Williams had a double, an RBI and a run scored for Wyalusing and Isaac Bennett had a hit and scored a run.
Holdan Hitchcock had a hit and Devon Carr scored a run.
Jon Morrison and Dylan Jones each had hits for Wyalusing.
Morrison started and struck out one in two innings and Brown pitched, then Dylan Otis struck out one in three innings.
Parker May was 4-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and four runs scored and Kyle Minchin had two hits, with an RBI and a run scored.
Nick Clark had a hit for Notre Dame and Andrew Kraeger scored a run.
Cam Reid had a hit, an RBI and scored two runs and Matt LaBadie had a hit, three RBI and two runs scored.
Chris Karam had two hits, with a double, an RBI and three runs scored and Gary Raupers scored a run.
Nate Snavely had a hit, a run scored and three RBI and Matt Smith scored a run.
Louie Clearwater had a hit and Dan Sterns had two hits, two RBI and a run scored, with a double, while Iman McKay had two hits and three RBI.
Ben Cook struck out seven in four innings and Collin Mustico, Snavely and LaBadie each threw an inning, striking out four between them.
The Indians scored seven runs between the fourth and sixth innings to rally from a 9-6 deficit to get the win.
Nevin Stiles had a hit and scored a run and Caleb Fitzwater had three hits for CV.
Chris Lingle had two hits, with three RBI and two runs scored and Matt Freeman had a hit and scored three runs.
Wynn Doan had two hits and two RBI and Colton Vinluan had a hit, an RBI and a run scored.
Tyler Melko had two doubles, a run scored and three RBI and Brendon Bell had two hits and scored two runs, while Corey Wells had a hit, two RBI and two runs scored.
Jon Daley had two hits, with an RBI and three runs scored for Williamson and Matt Learn had a double, two RBI and a run scored.
Collin Heilbrun scored a run and Daltyn Confer had a double, four RBI and a run scored.
Ryan Sargent had a hit and an RBI and Jake Rice scored a run.
Anthony Bastian had a hit, an RBI and a run scored, Carl Gorg scored a run and Nick Cevette had three hits, two RBI and two runs scored.
Fitzwater started on the mound for CV and Learn started for Williamson.
Jesse Manuel struck out the side in the fourth, sixth and seventh innings, striking out 10 in four innings of relief, allowing just one hit and no walks in the win.
Peter Simmons struck out six in three innings for the Tigers to start the game.
Parker Hendershot had three hits, with a double and a triple, an RBI and a run scored and Adam Layman had two hits, a double, an RBI and a run scored.
Jake Evanek had a hit and an RBI and Lucas Richardson had a hit and scored two runs and Adam Zwierlein had two hits, an RBI and a run scored, while Mitchell Taylor had two hits, two RBI and a run scored.
Tioga is at Candor today.
Freshman Lucas Shultz allowed just three hits, striking out 10 in 6 1/3 innings for Sullivan County in the win. Spencer Gordner closed out the win striking out the last two batters he faced.
Robert Hoffman had two hits, an RBI and a run scored and Adam Szklanka had two hits with an RBI.
Jon Pedro had a two-run double and scored a run and Jordan Pedro had two hits with two RBI. John Saxe had a hit and a run scored and an RBI and Shultz had a double and an RBI.