|WAVERLY LITTLE LEAGUE (8U): WAVERLY EDGES M-E IN SEMIS; FALLS TO ELMIRA-1 IN FINALS OF NICHOLS-TIOGA TOURNAMENT (16 PHOTOS) (2018-07-01)
Valley Sports Report
NICHOLS — Waverly edged Maine-Endwell, 2-1, Thursday in the semifinals of the Nichols-Tioga 8U Baseball Tournament, but dropped a 7-5 decision to Elmira-1 Saturday in the championship game here at Kirby Park.
“The kids had an outstanding tournament,” said Waverly coach Beau Roskow. “Our motto was run hard, throw hard, hit hard — and they did it.”
Roskow’s assistant coaches are Jay Pipher, Mark Wheeler, Brian Bennett, and Natalie Richetti.
Waverly 2, Maine-Endwell 1
Waverly scored a key insurance run in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 2-0 lead, then left the tying run stranded on second in the top of the sixth in a 2-1 win over Maine-Endwell Friday in the semifinals.
Waverly took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on singles by Axel Murray, Cooper Hugo and Brayden Bowman.
Jack Pipher allowed one run on two hits, while striking out six in three innings to earn the win for Waverly on the mound.
Axel Murray singled twice and scored a run, Pipher singled twice, and Caden Vanderhoof singled and scored a run to pace Waverly at the plate, and
Rhylee Stotler, Hugo, Bowman, and Griffin Walter each added a single in the win.
Elmira-1 7, Waverly 5
Elmira-1 scored two runs in the top of the fifth and two more in the sixth to complete a come-from-behind 7-5 win over Waverly in the championship game Saturday.
Elmira-1 scored three runs in the second inning to take a 3-1 lead, but Waverly answered with two runs in the home half of the third and two more in the fourth to take a 5-3 lead.
Colin Wheeler singled twice and scored two runs, and Walter, Hugo, and Hayden Roskow each singled twice to pace Waverly at the plate.
Stotler, Blake Draper, and Brody Lambert each singled and scored a run for Waverly.
Walter fanned six in two innings on the mound, and Pipher struck out three in one inning of work.