IAC JV BASEBALL: WAVERLY RALLIES TO EDGE NEWARK VALLEY, 6-4 (20 PHOTOS)
(2021-06-07)Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY — Waverly plated four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally for a come-from-behind, 6-4, win over Newark Valley here Tuesday in IAC junior varsity baseball action.
The junior Cardinals scored two runs in the top of the first inning to take a quick 2-0 lead.
Connor Stotler led off the bottom of the third inning with a single, stole second and third bases, and scored when the throw to third was mishandled.
Newark Valley got the run back on a passed ball in the top of the fourth inning to make it 3-1.
Stotler rapped a one-foible in the fifth inning, took third on a wild pitch, and scored on an errant throw to third base to trim the deficit to 3-2.
Nate DeLill was hit by a pitch to lead off the sixth, stole second, moved to third on a wild pitch, and scored on an RBI groundout off the bat of Nehemiah Anthony to tie the game at 3-3.
Charlie Larrabee and Jake Benjamin stroked back-to-back singles, and Ryan Bostwick followed with a single. Larrabee was cut down at home, and Bostwick and Benjamin advanced to second and third on the throw at home.
Landon McCarty gave the junior Wolverines a 4-3 lead with an RBI single, and Stotler added a pair of key insurance runs with a line-drive two-RBI double to left field to make it 6-3.
Newark Valley scored a run in the top of the seventh inning, and had runners on first and second, when Waverly reliever Thomas Morley and shortstop McCarty worked a successful pick-off play at second base for the final out.
Morey earned the win, allowing one run on one hit, while striking out seven and walking two in three innings of work.
Carter George pitched 3 2/3 innings of relief, allowing two runs — one earned — on three hits, while striking out seven and walking one.
Stotler, who struck out one and allowed one unearned run on just eight pitches as the starting pitcher, led the Wolverines at the plate. He was 3-for-3 with two doubles, four stolen bases, two runs scored, and two RBI.
Benjamin was also 3-for-3 with a double and one run scored in Waverly’s nine-hit attack, while McCarty singled, scored one run, and drove in one run, Bostwick singled and scored one run, and Larrabee added a single. DeLill scored one run, and Anthony knocked in a run.
Waverly, now 9-1, returns to action Tuesday when it hosts O-M / Watkins Glen, and wraps up the season Thursday when it hosts Tioga.
IN PHOTO 1: Waverly’s Carter George. … PHOTOS BY CHELA BUBNIAK.
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