IAC JV BASEBALL: WAVERLY RALLIES LATE TO EDGE LANSING, 6-4 (21 PHOTOS)
(2021-06-10)Valley Sports Report
LANSING — Connor Stotler delivered the game-winning, and closed the game out on the mound, lifting Waverly to a 6-4 win over Lansing here Wednesday afternoon in IAC junior varsity baseball action.
Lansing scored one run in the bottom of the third inning, and added three more in the fourth to take a 4-0 lead.
The Waverly bats were silenced through five innings, with singles by Carter George, Stotler, and Nate DeLill the only hits.
In the top of the sixth, Landy McCarty singled, and Sean Bubniak walked to start off the inning. After Nehemiah Anthony reached base on a sacrifice bunt to load the bases, George put the junior Wolverines on the board with a sacrifice fly.
After Brayden Talada was hit by a pitch, DeLill was hit by a pitch to force home a run and trim the deficit to 4-2.
Consecutive RBI singles by Jake Benjamin and Charlie Larrabee tied the game at 4-4, setting the stage for Stotler, who lined a two-RBI single to right-center field to give the Wolverines the lead.
Lansing loaded the bases in the bottom of the sixth, but Stotler entered in relief to get the third out and escape the jam.
In the home half of the seventh, Stotler hit a batter with two outs, but bounced back to get the final out to preserve the win.
Bubniak earned the win for the Wolverines. He allowed four runs — three earned — on five hits and five walks in 5 2/3 innings of work. He struck out one.
Stotler singled twice and drove in two runs to pace Waverly at the plate, while Larrabee, DeLill, and Benjamin each singled, scored one run, and drove in one run, Bubniak and McCarty each singled and scored one run, George singled and drove in one run, and Anthony scored one run.
Waverly, now 10-1, closes out the season Thursday when it hosts Waverly at East Waverly Park.
IN PHOTO 1: Waverly's Connor Stotler. .... PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHELA BUBNIAK.
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