|NTL BASEBALL: SAYRE CRUISES TO 16-3 WIN OVER WILLIAMSON (2018-04-11)
Valley Sports Report
TIOGA JUNCTION — Sayre scored three runs in the top of the first inning, and never trailed in a 16-3 rout of Williamson here Wednesday afternoon in NTL baseball action.
Sayre loaded the bases in the first inning on a lead-off single by senior Sam Wheeler, and with seniors Connor Hanafin, and Nate Sweet both being hit by pitches.
With two outs, junior James Esposito stroked a two-run single up the middle, and junior Jon Cron ripped a groundball RBI single into left field to make it 3-0.
After Williamson scored an unearned run in the home half of the first, Sweet flared a two-out, two-run single into right field to make it 5-1.
Sophomore Quinn Hanafin led off the fourth inning with a line-drive double to right field, and scored on an RBI single by Connor Hanafin. After Sweet worked a walk, both runners move up on a wild pitch, then scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Jordan Rockwell to make it 8-1.
The Warriors scored again in the sixth inning to trim the Sayre lead to 8-2, but the Redskins put the game away with eight runs in the top of the seventh inning.
Sophomore Camden Wheeler, and junior Luke Cowder both worked walks to ignite the rally, then Wheeler, and Quinn Hanafin stroked consecutive RBI singles to make it 10-2.
After Connor Hanafin loaded the bases with a single, Sweet belted a two-RBI double, and Rockwell plated a run with an RBI single up the middle to make it 13-2. Sayre scored two more runs on fielder’s choice grounders by Esposito, and freshman Zach Moore, and a bases-loaded walk to Cowder.
Wheeler stroked four singles, scored two runs, and drove in one run to pace Sayre’s 16-hit attack, while Sweet doubled and singled, scored three runs, and had four RBI, Esposito singled twice, scored one run, and drove in three runs, and Quinn Hanafin doubled and singled, scored three times, and knocked in a run.
Connor Hanafin singled twice, scored four runs, and had an RBI for the Redskins, while Rockwell singled twice, and had three RBI, and Cron singled twice, scored one run, and knocked in a run.
Senior Ryan Murrelle earned the win for the Redskins, allowing one unearned run on one hit in four innings of work. He fanned seven and walked five.
Esposito allowed one run on two hits, while striking out two and walking none in two innings of relief, and Cron allowed one run on two hits, and had one strikeout.
The Redskins, now 3-0, host NEB Friday, and travel to Tioga Saturday at noon.
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