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YOUTH BASEBALL (14U): VALLEY BOBCATS GO 2-2 AT 'FALCONS FOR A CURE' TOURNAMENT (21 PHOTOS) (2023-08-09)

Valley Sports Report
HORSEHEADS — The Valley Bobcats 14U travel baseball team went 2-2 over the weekend at the "Falcons for a Cure" Tournament here at Holding Point.

The Bobcats dropped a 12-0 decision to the Northeast Stingers in their opening game of pool play Friday, then bounced back with wins over TC Lightning (13-5) and the host Finger Lakes Falcons (13-7), before bowing out Sunday after a 4-3 loss in a rematch with the Stingers.

Northeast Stingers 12, Valley Bobcats 0
The Stingers erupted for eight runs in the bottom of the second inning to take a 10-0 advantage on its way to a 12-0 win over the Valley Bobcats.

Jordan Brown doubled and Connor Davidson singled to account for the Bobcats’ only two hits in the contest.

Valley Bobcats 13, TC Lightning 5

The Bobcats poured 10 runs across the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning to break open a tie game en route to a 13-5 win over the TC Lightning Saturday.

Kam Wheeler was 2-for-2 with a double, one run scored, and three RBI, and Maison Apgar singled twice, scored one run, and drove in one run to pace the Bobcats’ 11-hit attack, while Connor Davidson doubled, scored two runs, and knocked in one run, and Brady Flynn doubled, and scored two runs.

Duncan Thetga singled, scored one run, and had two RBI in the win, while Eli Hobday, Chase Wheeler, and Joel Decker each singled, scored one run, and drove in one run, Brendan Cooke singled and scored one run, and Jordan Brown and Dylan Newman each crossed the plate once.

Newman earned the win on the mound for the Bobcats, allowing three runs — one earned — on four hits, while striking out six and walking three in four innings of work.

Decker struck out two and walked two in a hitless inning of relief, while Apgar allowed two runs on one hit, with one strikeout and one walk in one inning of relief.

Valley Bobcats 13, Finger Lakes Falcons 7

The Bobcats scored six runs in the top of the fifth inning to break open a close game on their way to a 13-7 win over the Finger Lakes Falcons.

Leading 5-3, Connor Davidson belted an RBI triple, and Brendan Cooke, Jordan Brown, and Dylan Newman added RBI singles to fuel a six-run outburst to make it 11-3 in favor of the Bobcats.

Kam Wheeler stroked three singles, scored two runs, and had two RBI to lead the Bobcats’ 13-hit attack, while Connor Davidson doubled and singled, scored one run, and had three RBI, Eli Hobday singled twice, scored two runs, and drove in one run, and Brady Flynn singled twice and scored one run.

Brown and Newman each singled and had two RBI in the win, while Cooke singled, scored three runs, and drove in one run, Joel Decker added a single, Duncan Thetga scored two runs and knocked in one run, and Chase Wheeler crossed the plate twice.

Flynn earned the win, allowing two runs on four hits, while striking out three and walking two in three innings of work. Decker allowing one earned run on two hits, with three walks and one strikeout in two innings of relief, and Brown allowed one earned run on three hits in one inning.

Northeast Stingers 4, Valley Bobcats 3

The Valley Bobcats scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to take the lead, but the Stingers answered with two runs in the home half for a 4-3 walk-off win.

Connor Davidson’s RBI double in the top of the seventh tied the game at 2-2, and the Bobcats later took a 3-2 lead on an error, but a one-out two-RBI triple in the bottom of the seventh gave the Stingers a 4-3 win.

Connor Davidson was 3-for-3 with a triple, double, and two RBI to pace the Bobcats’ seven-hit attack, while Chase Wheeler singled and scored one run, and Duncan Thetga, Shaine Strickland, and Kam Wheeler each added a single.

Eli Hobday and Dylan Newman scored runs for the Bobcats.

Thetga started for the Bobcats, allowing two runs — one earned — one five hits, while striking out nine and walking two in six innings of work in the no decision.

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PHOTOS BY BRIAN FEES.

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