YOUTH BASEBALL (12U): NICHOLS-TIOGA FALLS TO VESTAL AT OWEGO TOURNEY (9 PHOTOS) (2018-07-18)
Valley Sports Report OWEGO — Brayden Laskowski crushed a three-run home run to lead Vestal to a 20-8 victory over Nichols-Tioga Little League in the first round of bracket play at the Owego Little League 10U / 12U Tournament Wednesday.
Laskowski's dinger over the fence in left-center field broke a 3-3 deadlock in the fourth inning and Vestal would follow up with a nine-run fifth to build a 16-3 cushion.
Vestal scored a run in the first and two in the second, but NTLL tied it in the bottom of the third. Austin Babcock walked, Andrew Earley and Valentino Rossi added hits, and Brennan Sindoni homered. Babcock, Earley and Sindoni scored the runs.
NTLL added four more in the fifth as Devin Hartman doubled, Babcock was hit by a pitch, Rossi and Sindoni singled, and all four scored.
Nichols-Tioga finished with five hits.
They play again Saturday at 10:45 a.m.
IN PHOTO 1: NTLL's Taliah Speer. ... PHOTOS BY TIM TAYLOR.