|SAYRE LITTLE LEAGUE (MAJORS): SAYRE BLANKS WEST ELMIRA, 2-0 — ADVANCES TO WINNER'S BRACKET FINALS OF ELMIRA HEIGHTS WOOD BAT TOURNAMENT (6 PHOTOS) (2017-07-23)
Valley Sports Report
ELMIRA HEIGHTS — Lucas Horton fired a one-hitter to lift Sayre to a 2-0 win over West Elmira here Saturday in Majors Division baseball action in the semifinals of the 22nd annual Elmira Heights Wood Bat Tournament.
Sayre will square off with Elmira Heights Monday evening in the winner’s bracket finals.
Horton struck out 12 and walked one. He threw just 85 pitches in a six-inning, complete-game effort, and retired the last seven batters he faced.
Jackson Hubbard doubled to lead off the second inning, and Kaden Bennett followed with a single, but the duo was stranded at second and third.
In the third, Sayre had four singles in the inning — by Zack Garrity, Horton, Kegan Hayford, and Bennett — but only scored one run as it had a runner thrown out at home, and at third base.
Kaden Setzer led off the bottom of the fifth with a single, and later scored in a rally that included a single by Hubbard.
Hubbard had three hits, including a double, to lead Sayre at the plate, while Bennett singled twice, Horton and Kaden Setzer each singled and scored a run, and Zack Garrity added a single.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF LISA HORTON.