Valley Sports Report
TIOGA CENTER — Tioga racked up wins over Edison and O-M / Watkins Glen recently for seven wins in their last eight games to improve to 9-4-1 on the season in IAC junior varsity baseball action.
Tioga 10, O-M / Watkins Glen 9
Isaac Peterson delivered a walk-off RBI single to score Max Dydynski in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Tioga to a 10-9 win over OMWG.
The Tigers jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings, and led 8-4 after six innings, but the Seneca Indians scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to take a 9-8 lead.
Matt Milner led off the bottom of the seventh with a single, and ended up scoring on consecutive walks to Dydynski, Josh Reis, and Gavin Godfrey to tie the game. Peterson then stroked the first pitch to left field for the game-winner.
Peterson doubled and singled, scored two runs, and drove in one run, and Bryce Bailey singled twice, scored one run, and had two RBI to pace Tioga’s five-hit attack, while Milner singled and scored one run, Godfrey and Dydynski each scored two runs, and Gofrey and Ryan Rockwell had one RBI apiece.
Bailey started for Tioga, allowing two runs — both unearned — on one hit, while striking out five and walking two in four innings of work.
Rockwell allowed a pair of unearned runs, while striking out three and walking two in 1 1/3 innings of relief, and Williams gave up five runs — all unearned — on one hit and four walks in one inning of relief.
Peterson retired both batters he faced, including one via strikeout, to earn the win.
Tioga 6, Edison 2
At Tioga, trio of Tioga pitchers combined on a four-hitter in a 6-2 win over Thomas A. Edison on May 9.
Bryce Bailey stared for the Tigers, allowing two runs — one earned — on two hits, while striking out three and walking three in 3 1/3 innings of work.
Ryan Rockwell allowed one hit in 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, with two strikeouts and four walks, while Cole Williams allowed one hit in a scoreless inning of relief to close out the game.
Edison led 2-0 after 2 1/2 innings, but Tioga scored four times in the bottom of the third to take the lead in a rally that featured a three-run single by Bailey, and and RBI groundout off the bat of Williams.
Casey Stoughton ripped an RBI double in the fourth to make it 5-2. Moments later, he stole third base and scored on an errant throw by the catcher to provide the final margin.
Stoughton doubled and singled, scored two runs, and drove in one run, and Bailey singled, scored one run, and had three RBI to account for Tioga’s three hits, while Isaac Peterson scored two runs, Josh Reis crossed the plate once, and Williams drove in one run.
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