Valley Sports Report
WEST CHESTER, Pa. — Athens grad Tyler Forbes, a junior at West Chester, missed more than a month due to an elbow surgery, but returned to make two appearances in the postseason.
Forbes posted a 1-1 record with a 2.70 ERA. He struck out 14, while walking nine and allowing nine hits in 10 innings of work.
West Chester finished the season at 31-16. It was runner-up in the PSAC Championships, and went 0-2 at the NCAA Atlantic Region II Championships.
FREDERICK, Md. — Sayre grad Sam Wheeler, a freshman at Hood College, saw more and more playing time as the season progressed.
After just six at-bats through the first 16 games, Wheeler had 40 at-bats through the final 23 games.
Wheeler ended the season with a .196 batting average (9 hits in 46 ABs) with one double, three RBI, and three stolen bases. He walked four times and had a .275 on-base percentage.
Wheeler had a pair of three-hit games, going 3-for-5 with two stolen bases in Hood’s 3-3 tie against McDaniel, and 3-for-3 with two RBI in a 6-0 win over Albright.
Hood College finished the season at 25-13-1, with two losses in the MAC Commonwealth Championships.
CORNING — Athens grad Joe Horn, a freshman at Corning CC, recently wrapped up his first collegiate season with the Red Barons.
Horn posted a 1-2 record in eight appearances with a 7.10 ERA. He struck out 17 and walked 16 in 38 innings, while allowing 45 hits.
Horn also had one hit — a single — in two at-bats this season.
The Red Barons finished the season at 11-27.
SYRACUSE — Tioga grad Mitch Taylor, a freshman at Onondaga CC, saw some action on the mound and at the plate for the Lazers in his first collegiate season.
Taylor hit .192 (five hits in 26 ABs) with one triple, six runs scored, and five RBI. In his last six games, Taylor five hits in 17 at-bats (.294) with a triple, six runs scored and four RBI.
On the mound, Taylor made just two appearances. He did not record a decision and posted a 94.50 ERA in 2/3 of an inning, walking six and striking out none.
Onondaga CC finished the season at 12-23.
IN PHOTO: Tyler Forbes (top left), Sam Wheeler (top right), Joe Horn (bottom left), and Mitch Taylor (bottom right).
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