Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY — The pomp and circumstance that normally surrounds Opening Day of Little League here was lacking, and the first day of baseball came about 2 1/2 months later than normal, but on Saturday there was baseball in Waverly.
In the opening game of the day, the Bradford Hospitality Indians blanked the New Image Pirates, then the Williams Ford Cubs topped the Tomasso’s Restaurant & Golf Course Blue Jays. In the nightcap, the Pirates held off the Naglee Moving & Storage Angels.
Bradford Hospitality Indians 10, New Image Pirates 0
The Indians scored three runs in each of the first two innings en route to a 10-0 four-inning win over the Pirates in the opening game of the season Saturday morning.
Griffin Walter allowed one hit, and struck out four in two scoreless innings to earn the win. Hogan Shaw struck out four and walked one in two scoreless innings of relief
Jerry Carnrike was 3-for-3 with two doubles, two runs scored, and three RBI to lead the Indians at the plate, while Ben Shaw singled twice, scored three runs, and drove in one run, and Walter singled twice, and knocked in one run.
Hogan Shaw doubled, scored two runs, and drove in one run in the win, while Justin Koenig doubled, scored one run, and drove in two runs, and Nick Robbins and Avery Bowman each scored one run.
Connor Davidson singled in the second inning for the Pirates’ only hit.
Davidson, Andrew Larrabee, and Peyton Robinson shared the pitching duties for the Pirates.
New Image Pirates 9, Naglee Moving & Storage Angels 8
The Pirates scored five runs in the top of the fifth to take the lead for good, then held on for a 9-8 win over the Angels in the final game of Opening Day Saturday afternoon.
The Angels opened the scoring in he bottom of the second to take a 1-0 lead, but the Pirates bounced back to take a 2-1 lead after 2 1/2 innings.
The Angels tied the score in the bottom of the third, but the Pirates answered with a run in the top of the fourth to take a 3-2 lead.
After the Angels scored twice in the home half of the fourth for a 4-3 advantage, the Pirates plated five runs to take an 8-4 lead.
The teams traded runs in their next at-bats, leaving the Pirates up 9-5 after 5 1/2 innings.
The Angels scored three runs in the home half of the sixth, and had the bases loaded, but Pirate pitcher Peyton Robinson induced a grounder back to the mound for the final out to preserve the win.
Connor Davidson stroked three singles, scored two runs, and had two RBI to pace the Pirates’ five-ht attack, while Bryce Laforest singled and scored two runs, and Shea Davidson singled and scored one run.
Robinson, Andrew Larrabee, Hayden Howe, and Haley Larrabee scored one run apiece in the win.
Jesse Gennarelli singled twice, scored one run, and had three RBI to lead the Angels’ seven-hit attack, while Gianni Thomas singled, scored one run, and drove in one run, and Luciano Thomas doubled.
Porter Daddona singled and drove in two runs, Isaac Roy singled and scored two runs, and Hayden Roskow singled and scored one run for the Angels, while Elijah Hobday scored a pair of runs, and Logan Roskow crossed the plate once.
IN PHOTO 1: Indians’ pitcher Griffin Walter. …. PHOTOS BY TIM BIRNEY.
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