|YOUTH BASEBALL (12U): NICHOLS-TIOGA BATS STRUGGLE IN LOSS TO CV AT OWEGO TOURNEY (11 PHOTOS) (2018-07-20)
Valley Sports Report
OWEGO — The Nichols-Tioga Little League 12U
All-Stars struggled to get their game clicking, dropping a 5-3
heartbreaker to Chenango Valley in bracket play at the Owego Little
League 10U / 12U Tournament Friday.
NTLL's defense held CV in check, allowing just one hit, but only managed two in the loss.
giving up a run on a walk and three wild pitches in the top of the
first, NTLL tied the game in its half of the inning. Shea Bailey led off
with a triple to right field that scooted past the fielder, and with
one out, Ben Davis delivered an RBI single.
Christian Polkowski scored for CV on a wild pitch in the second and NTLL stranded two base runners.
pushed its advantage to 4-1 in the third. Anthony Gianisis was hit by a
pitch and eventually scored on a wild pitch. Jimmy Fitzgerald walked
and scored on a throwing error on Finn Dolaway's bunt.
climbed right back in it as Drew Macumber and Davis walked in the bottom
of the third. Macumber stole a pair of bases and crossed the plate on a bad throw
on the second steal, and Davis laterscored on a wild pitch.
would come up with a pair of big defensive plays. The first came in the
fourth when Justin White got caught in a rundown between second and
third while trying to steal. The next was a running, leaping catch by
right fielder Levi Bellis in the fifth.
Unfortunately for NTLL, CV added a fifth run just before the Bellis catch on Fitzgerald's RBI double.
Bellis reached base in the fourth and sixth, and Karson Sindoni and
Davis made it safely in the fifth, but each was left stranded.
didn't allow a hit, and gave up four walks while striking out five in 2
1/3 innings. Macumber struck out three in 3 2/3 innings, walked four
and gave up one run on one hit.
Fitzgerald was a workhorse for CV, throwing 118 pitches and striking out eight batters.
NTLL plays Newark Valley today at 10:45 a.m.
IN PHOTO 1: Nichols-Tioga right fielder Levi Bellis makes a leaping catch during the Owego Little League 10U / 12U Tournament Friday. ... PHOTOS BY TIM TAYLOR.
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