Valley Sports Report
TOWANDA — Dom Fabbri powered Sayre at the plate and was one of three Redskin pitchers to limit Towanda to three hits in an 12-2 six-inning win here Wednesday afternoon in NTL junior varsity baseball action.
Sayre took advantages of consecutive walks to Zach Moore, Fabbri, and Brayden Horton to open the game, and an outfield error to take a quick 2-0 lead. Jordan Goodrich’s sacrifice fly capped the rally at 3-0.
In the third inning, Oakley Gorman knocked in a run with a groundball, and a bases-loaded walk to Moore forced home another to make it 5-0. An RBI single by Fabbri and a sacrifice fly by Horton extended the lead to 7-1 after 2 1/2 innings.
After Towanda scored a run in the home half of the third inning, the Redskins added to its lead with four runs in the top of the third inning — all with two outs.
With two outs, Josh Arnold worked a walk, and scored on back-to-back singles by Burgess and Gorman. After a walk to Moore, Fabbri stroked a two-RBI single to make it 10-2. Mason Houseknecht connected an RBI later in the inning with a bases-loaded walk.
Horton drove in a run with a groundout in the top of the sixth to make it 12-2, and then pitched a scoreless inning in the home half to invoke the 10-run “mercy rule.”
Fabbri stroked three singles, scored one run, and had three RBI, and Arnold singled twice and scored two runs to lead Sayre at the plate, while Oakley Gorman singled, scored two runs, and had two RBI, and Jake Burgess singled and scored two runs.
Moore, who walked four times, scored three runs and had an RBI in the win, while Horton had two RBI, Houseknecht had one RBI, and Goodrich scored one run and drove in one run.
Fabbri earned the win on the mound for the junior Redskins, allowing two runs — one earned — on two hits, while striking out one and walking two in three innings of work.
VanDuzer tossed two scoreless innings of one-hit relief with two strikeouts and one walk, and Horton struck out one and walked three in a scoreless inning.
Wyalusing 15, Athens 1
At Wyalusing, the host Rams scored five times in the home half of the first inning and cruised to a 15-1 five-inning win over Athens Wednesday afternoon.
The junior Wildcats struck first in the top of the first inning. Kyler Setzer led off the game with a single, moved to second on an error, and to third base on a double-play groundout. After a walk to Tanner Dildine, he scored on an error as Dildine stole second base.
Wyalusing scored four more runs in the third inning — all with two outs — to take a 9-1, then put the game out of reach with six runs in the fourth inning, taking advantage of three Athens errors in the rally.
Setzer singled and scored, while Chase Minnich and Ben Vough each added singles to account for Athens’ three hits.
Kevin Vandemark was 4-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and three RBI to lead Wyalusing at the plate, and Hunter Moss doubled, scored three runs, stole two bases, and drove in two runs.
Nick Kelly earned the win, allowing an unearned run on three hits, while striking out seven and walking two in five innings of work.
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