Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY — The New Image Pirates built a seven-run, then held on for a 10-7 win over the Tomasso’s Restaurant & Golf Course Blue Jays here Wednesday evening in Waverly Little League Majors Division baseball action.
The Pirates took a quick 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning in a rally sparked by back-to-back RBI singles by Aiden Doherty and Shea Davidson.
Doherty’s two-run home run to right field in the top of the fourth inning gave the Pirates an 8-1 lead.
Trailing 9-2, the Blue Jays opened the home half of the fifth inning with consecutive singles by Charan Venkataswamy, Cooper Robinson, Lucas Pradun, and Alex McQuay to trim the deficit to 9-3.
After a groundout by Rylan Yeakel made it 9-4, three consecutive bases-load walks forced home runs to make it 9-7.
The Pirates added an insurance run in the top of the sixth, and Peyton Robinson pitched around a couple of walks in the home half of the frame to preserve the win.
Doherty had three hits, including a home run, three runs scored and four RBI, and Shea Davidson was 3-for-3 with one run scored, and one RBI to lead the Pirates’ eight-hit attack.
Connor Davidson singled and scored three runs, while Robinson added a single, while Andrew Larrabee scored two runs, and Brendan Cooke crossed the plate once.
Connor Davidson started on the mound for the Pirates, allowing four runs — three earned — on five hits, while fanning 10 and walking three in four inning to earn the win.
Robinson walked two in 1 1/3 innings of hitless relief to earn the save.
Derek Johnson singled twice, scored one run, and drove in one run, and Robinson singled twice and scored one run to lead the Blue Jays’ seven-hit attack, while Venkataswamy and McQuay each singled, scored one run, and knocked in one run.
Pradun singled and scored a run for the Blue Jays, while Karson Sipley and Caden Vanderhoof each drove in one run, and Yeakel crossed the plate twice.
Yeakel started for the Blue Jays, allowing eight runs — five earned — on five hits, while striking out two and walking five in four innings of work. McQuay pitched the final two innings, allowing two unearned runs on three hits and two walks, while striking out one.
The Pirates improve to 2-1, while the Blue Jays fall to 0-3.
Up Next: Indians vs. Cubs Thursday at 6 p.m.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF BELLA ROMANO.
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