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Valley Sports Report
TIOGA JUNCTION, Pa. — Senior Will Crossett pitched 4 1/3 strong innings, and banged out four hits to lead Sayre in a 16-2 rout of Williamson here Thursday afternoon in NTL Small School Division baseball action.

“It was a decent night for us at the plate and on the field,” said first-year Sayre coach Todd Green. “We started off a little slow with our bats, but a really strong showing by William Crossett on the mound held us in the game into the fourth inning … (Crossett) was on tonight and had a commanding presence on the mound. Karter Green came in and closed it out for us tonight.

“Our bats came alive from the fourth inning on, and propelled us to an extended lead,” he noted.

“It was nice to see the boys play well with minimal errors in the field and on the bases,” added Green. “Being only our second game of the season, I know we have a long road ahead of us, but it was nice to see the boys come alive and find the Redskin baseball spirit.”

Junior Nick Pellicano led off the game with a bunt single, stole second, and scored on an RBI single by Crossett, who later scored on an RBI single off the bat of sophomore Karter Green to make it 2-0.

Williamson closed the gap to 2-1 with a run in the bottom of the second, but after a scoreless third inning, Sayre took control in the top of the fourth inning.

Senior John Apgar led off the fourth with a single. After Apgar took second base on a passed ball, senior Tanner Green worked a walk.

With two outs, senior Aiden Ennis walked to load the bases, and Pellicano followed with a two-run single to left field to give the Redskins a 4-1 lead. Crossett’s RBI single made it 5-1.

After Pellicano scored on a wild pitch, Kaden Bennett ripped an RBI double to put Sayre up 7-1.

Williamson trimmed the deficit to 7-2 with a run in the bottom of the fifth inning, but Karter Green registered a strikeout to strand runners on second and third to avoid further damage.

An RBI single by Bennett highlighted a two-run sixth inning that gave the Redskins a 9-2 lead.

The Redskins put the game away with seven runs in the top of the seventh inning in a rally that included a two-RBI double by Pellicano, an RBI triple by Tanner Green, an RBI double by Apgar, and RBI singles by senior Garrett Rought, and Ennis.

Karter Green punched out the side in order in the bottom of the seventh to end the game.

Crossett stroked four singles, scored three runs, stole two bases, and had four RBI, while Pellicano had three hits, including a double, three runs scored, and four RBI, and Bennett had three hits, including a double, and two RBI to pace Sayre’s 18-hit attack.

Apgar doubled and singled, scored two runs, and drove in one run in the win, while Karter Green doubled and singled, scored one run, and knocked in one run, and Ennis singled, scored three runs, stole two bases, and drove in one run.

Tanner Green tripled, scored two runs, knocked in one run for the Redskins, while Rought singled, scored one run, and knocked in one run, and senior Andrew Lynch singled and scored one run.

Crossett earned the win, allowing two runs on five hits, while striking out seven in 4 1/3 innings. Karter Green fanned seven and walked one, while allowing two hits in 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Sayre, now 1-1, hosts Northeast Bradford Tuesday.


IN PHOTO 1: Sayre’s Will Crossett. … PHOTOS BY LANCE LARCOM.

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