NEB wins Christiansen Tire Tournament.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | April 20, 2014 | Photo courtesy The Review


NEB wins Christiansen Tire TournamentLERAYSVILLE - The first couple weeks of the season Northeast Bradford showed promise on the baseball diamond but were unable to break into the win column.

Then on Saturday, at their Christiansen Tire Tournament, they broke into the win column in a big way.

In the opening round they got the bats going to beat Susquehanna 13-6 then in the title game they stayed hot at the plate as they defeated Williamson 11-5 to win the championship.

"I'm pleased with the outcome," Northeast coach Brian Pifer said. "We had kind of a hiccup in the first game but they're gaining confidence and that's the exciting part of it.

The Panthers pounded out 27 hits between the two games, led by tournament MVP Aaron Pifer, who went 6-for-8 with 4-RBI and three runs scored.

"We hit the ball very well," remarked Pifer. "And we played some defense. We turned three double plays in the first game and in the second game we turned one. The defense is playing well."

In the opener against the Sabres Northeast jumped out to a 8-0 lead in the first four innings.

Susquehanna roared back in the fifth, scoring all six of their runs to cut the deficit to 8-6.

The Panthers rallied with three runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth to secure the win.

Tyler Emick led the way, going 3-for-4 with two runs and 2-RBI while Bryan Ford (2-for-5), Pifer (2-for-4), Brian Horton (2-for-4) and Garrett Smith (2-for-3) also had multiple hits on the day.

Ford, Horton and Cody Clark had doubles in the game while Nik Geiser and Adam Ford also had hits.

Bryan Ford scored three times, Smith, Horton and Emick each scored twice while Pifer, Alec Morris, Geiser and Derek Newman also crossed home.

Pifer had 3-RBI in the game while Smith, Clark and Emick had two each. Horton, Adam Ford and Morris each drove in one run.

On the mound Horton started and earned the win. He went four innings with one strikeout and allowing one hit.

Morris then came on and went 1/3-inning with one strikeout, four walks, one hit and five earned runs. Nate Chilson relieved him for 2/3-innings with one strikeout, one walk, three hits and one earned run.

Jeremiah Harvey pitched the last two innings, striking out one with one hit.

Then in the title game the Panthers jumped out early, scoring two runs in the second and third to take a 4-0 lead.

They made it 8-0 with four runs in the fourth while in the bottom half of the inning Williamson scored twice to cut it to 8-2.

Northeast made it 10-2 with two more runs in the fifth.

The Warriors tried to rally late, scoring one run in the sixth and two in the seventh but it wasn't enough.

Pifer went 4-for-4 to lead Northeast with two runs, a stolen base and an RBI with Derek Newman going 3-for-4 with a run scored.

Smith and Horton also had hits, with Smith scoring once and Horton scoring twice with two stolen bases.

Geiser went 2-for-3 with a run scored and 2-RBI while Clark was also 2-for-3 with 2-RBI.

Despite not getting a hit Emick scored twice, stole two bases and drove in three runs.

Morris scored and drove in a run while Bryan Ford also scored.

Geiser earned the win, going five innings to strike out one while allowing one walk, four hits and two runs.

Harvey went the final two, striking out two with one walk, five hits and three runs.

Troy Adriance led Williamson, going 3-for-4 with two runs while Kyle Colegrove (2-for-3) and Anthony Bastian (2-for-2) also had multiple hits in the game.

Adriance scored twice.

Daltyn Confer went 1-for-2 with 2-RBI and a double while Billy Barnes had an RBI. Colin Heilbrun scored a run.

Barnes started, went 2 1/3-innings and earned the loss.

In Williamson's opening round game they defeated Sullivan County 18-2.

Bastian had two hits, including a double, with two runs scored while Matt Learn, Adriance, Confer and Wyatt Gorg had hits.

Learn, Colegrove and Adriance each scored three times, Barnes, Bastian, Tyrus Hamblin and Heilbrun scored twice each while Confer also crossed home.

Colegrove earned the win, striking out seven with three hits in four innings of work.

For Sullivan Jake Gavitt and Robert Hoffman each had a hit and scored a run while Colton Fry had a hit with an RBI.

The Griffins lost to Susquehanna 12-9 in the consolation game.

Taylor Baldwin led Sullivan, going 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI while Gavitt (2-for-5) and Hoffman (2-for-5) also had multiple hits in the game.

Gavitt added two runs with an RBI while Hoffman scored twice.

Stephen McElhaney had a hit with a run scored while Conner Wylie scored a run and drove one in.

Colton Fry went the distance in the loss striking out nine.

Going forward Northeast Bradford hopes this will help jump start a playoff push, beginning with Blue Ridge on Monday.

"Our young players, they have a lot to offer," said Pifer. "We're looking forward to the rest of the season."

Canton 9, Wellsboro 4

The Warriors scored six runs in the first two innings to pull out an NTL baseball win Saturday.

Wellsboro cut it to 6-3 with three runs in the third but Canton scored three more in the seventh to put it away.

Garrett Wesneski went 3-for-4 with a triple and three runs to lead the Warriors while Connor Route was 2-for-4 with a double.

Kyle Landis went 1-for-2.

John Bowman earned the win, starting and going three innings with two strikeouts, five walks and three earned runs.

Travis Butcher pitched one inning with one strikeout then Chase Pepper went the final three for the save. He struck out five with one earned run.

For the Hornets Dawson Prough went 2-for-4 with a triple and run scored while Brandon Owlett was 2-for-2 with a run. Nick Tremper went 1-for-3 with a double.

Joe Allen started and earned the loss, going two innings to allow five hits, six earned runs and four walks with one strikeout.

Dylan Prough pitched the next three, allowing just one hit and two walks with one strikeout.

Brandon Owlett finished up, allowing two hits, two earned runs and four walks with four strikeouts.

The Hornets host Coudersport Monday while Canton welcomes Troy.

Mansfield 7, Athens 6

A four run sixth inning propelled the Tigers to an NTL baseball win Saturday.

Mansfield led 2-1 after the first inning but they were all knotted up at 3-all heading into the third.

The Wildcats took a 4-3 lead in the third then added to it, eventually going up 6-3 in the top of the sixth before Mansfield came back.

Bryce Zaparzynski went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored to lead Mansfield while Matt Sullivan was 2-for-3 with a triple, double, 4-RBI and a run scored.

Jarrod Burd, Rylan Whitmeyer, JP Shaw and Max Colegrove also had hits.

Shaw scored twice while Zaparzynski, Burd, Nick Mahonski and Joe Whittaker scored runs.

On the mound Levi Adams started and went three innings to allow seven hits and four earned runs. Shaw went the next three and picked up the win, striking out one while allowing three hits, two walks and two earned runs.

Zaparzynski threw the final inning and recorded the save.

Troy Stivason went 3-for-4 with 2-RBI to lead the Wildcats while Dan Fisher (2-for-4) and Zane Vargason (2-for-3) also had multiple hits in the game.

Vargason scored twice while Fisher scored and drove in a run.

Tyler Forbes, Nick Vosburg, Jarrett Priester and Stag Shadduck also had hits.

Shadduck scored twice while Matt Collins also crossed home while Vosburg, Forbes and Shadduck knocked in runs.

Forbes started and went the first four innings, striking out six while allowing six hits, two walks and three earned runs.

Stivason came on for 1 2/3-innings and earned the loss. He allowed two hits, three walks and three earned runs.

Cody Jennings went the final 1/3.

Mansfield is at Troy Wednesday.

Sayre 5, Millville 4

The Redskins picked up a non-league baseball win Saturday.

They got two runs in the third and fifth innings, then the game winner in the sixth.

In the top of the seventh Millville had bases loaded with two outs when Sayre's Derrik Keir got the strikeout to earn the save and secure the win.

Nick Hall started and earned the win while Michael Rogers also pitched.

The three combined for seven strikeouts.

At the plate John Esposito went 3-for-4 with two runs scored while Matt Williams, Marshall Felt, Hall, Mike Ward and Jake Goodrich also had hits.

Jake Wheeler scored twice while Hall also scored.

Shamokin Tournament

Troy went 1-1 at the Shamokin Tournament Saturday.

They beat Shamokin 14-10 in the consolation game after losing to Upper Darby 10-6 in the opener.

In the first game Troy was down 6-4 when they got runs in the fourth and fifth to knot the game up at 6-all. Upper Dauphin would then score four runs in the seventh to get the win.

Kyle Schucker went 2-for-3 with his first career home run, a double and 3-RBI to lead the Trojans.

Isaac Havens adn Jarrod Mattocks each had two hits, an RBI and a run scored.

Brandon Mattocks and Ryan Reeves each had a hit while Mattocks and Dane Smith also scored.

Havens started and went three innings, allowing six runs. Schucker went the next three, allowing two runs with one strikeout.

Ethan Calkins finished out with one strikeout.

In the consolation game Troy jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first inning but Shamokin cut it to 10-9 before the Trojans eventually pulled away.

Brandon Mattocks led off the game with his first career home run. He went 3-for-4 and was a triple shy of the cycle while knocking in three runs.

Smith went 3-for-4 with three runs while Kyle Jackson and Jed Wright had two hits each. Jarrod Mattocks, Collin Binford and Mitchell Morse also had hits.

Havens and Wright each scored twice while Jackson, Jarrod Mattocks, Morse, Schucker and Binford also crossed home.

Wright had 2-RBI while Binford also knocked in a run.

Jackson started and went the first 1 2/3-innings. He was followed by Mattocks for a 1/3-innings, with Reeves next for 2/3-innings with a strikeout.

Binford would go 1/3-inning with a strikeout and get the win.

Calkins went the final four innings with a strikeout and earned the save.

Troy is at Canton for a non-league game Monday.

Central Columbia Tournament

Wyalusing went 0-2 at the tournament on Saturday.

They fell 2-0 to Central Columbia in the opener, then lost 11-5 to Mifflinburg in the consolation game.

In the first game Central got a run in the first and second innings while holding the Rams to five hits.

Ridge Williams went 3-for-3 while Dylan Otis was 1-for-2 with a double. Collin Edsell also had a hit.

On the mound Cody Pickett earned the loss, going the distance to strike out seven while allowing one walk and four hits.

In the second game Mifflinburg jumped out early, scoring four runs in the first and two in the second to take a 6-0 lead.

Mifflinburg made it 11-1 in the top of the fifth. The Rams cut it to 11-4 but couldn't get any closer.

Kyle Tinna (2-for-4), Jordan Salsman (2-for-4), Isaac Bennett (2-for-4) and Edsell (2-for-3) had multiple hits in the game for Wyalusing.

Tinna's included a double while Salsman had 2-RBI.

Dawson Otis, Pickett and Zack Zeidner also had hits. Pickett scored a run while Zeidner knocked one in.

On the mound Devon Carr started and earned the loss, going four innings to allow three walks and 11 hits. He struck out five.

Dylan Otis went the final three, striking out one while allowing three walks and four hits.

The Rams travel to Wellsboro Wednesday.

Beacon 7, Waverly 0

Waverly fell in a non-league game played at Cooperstown on Saturday.

Peyton Miller and Collin Traub had the only two Wolverine hits in the game.

On the mound Dylan Perry started and earned the loss, going three innings to allow seven hits and four earned runs with one strikeout.

Colton Miller went the next two with three hits, three walks and three earned runs while striking out two.

Alex Uhl went the final two, allowing one hit while striking out two.