|YOUTH BASEBALL (12U): TIOGA'S TAYLOR PART OF ELMIRA'S STATE TITLE TEAM (3 PHOTOS) (2018-07-10)
Valley Sports Report
BUFFALO – Tioga’s Conlan Taylor and his Elmira 12U teammates captured the Cal Ripken Major / 70 Western New York State Championship this past week, posting a 5-0 record and winning a pair of games at Shoshone Park here Sunday.
Taylor, who will be a 7th-grader in the fall, went 2-for-2 with a pair of singles and scored a run as Elmira routed Eden, 12-1, in four innings in the title game.
In the first game of the day, Taylor made a pair of key defensive plays at third base in the sixth inning as Elmira turned away Mathewson McCarthy, 5-4, in the semifinals.
Elmira went 3-0 in pool play earlier in the week, defeating Pavilion, 17-0, Ithaca, 11-4, and North Buffalo, 7-5.
Elmira advances to the Mid-Atlantic Regional , which begins July 18 at Mount Olive, N.J.
IN PHOTOS: Tioga’s Conlan Taylor. … PHOTOS COURTESY OF TIM TAYLOR.