Valley Sports Report
SYRACUSE — The Stealin’ Home 12U travel baseball team went 1-2 in pool play on Friday Saturday, but bounced back to win both games in bracket play to win the championship here at the Home Run Baseball State Fair Tournament on Aug. 23-25.
Cayuga Bombers 8, Stealin’ Home 4
The Union Springs-based Cayuga Bombers scored three runs in the fourth inning, and three more in the fifth to rally for an 8-4 win over Stealin’ Home in the opening game of pool play Friday evening.
Stealin’ Home scored four runs in the home half of the third inning to take a 4-2 lead. Noah Hobday led off the inning with a solo home run, and Hunter House capped the rally with a three-run blast.
House homered and singled, scored one run, and had three RBI, while Hobday added a solo homer, Camden Allen singled and scored one run, and Matthew Driesbaugh, Ken Mapes and Dawson Sherman each added singles. Nick Grazul scored a run in the loss.
House turned in the best pitching line in the game, allowing two runs on four hits, while striking out three in three innings of work.
Stealin’ Home 8, Tri-County All-Stars 0
Nick Grazul pitched four dominant innings to help Stealin’ Home to an 8-0 win over the Tri-County Al-Stars Saturday morning to even their pool play record at 1-1.
Grazul allowed one hit, while striking out five and walking one in four innings on the mound. Ken Mapes struck out two in a perfect inning of relief to close out the win.
SH scored three runs in the home half of the third inning, then salted the game away with five runs in the fifth inning.
Dawson Sherman singled twice and scored one run, and Hunter House hit his second home run of the tournament, scored two runs, and had two RBI to pace SH’s five-hit attack.
Mapes singled, scored one run, and drove in one run, while Joe Frye singled and scored one run, Brady Darrow knocked in two runs, and Nick Grazul, Matthew Driesbaugh, and Noah Hobday each scored one run.
CNY All-Stars 10, Stealin’Home
The Cooperstown-based CNY All-Stars jumped out to a 5-0 lead after 1 1/2 innings, and cruised to a 10-2 win over Stealin’ Home in the final game of pool play Saturday morning.
Nick Grazul singled and scored one run, while Ken Mapes and Noah Hobday added singles, Hunter House had two RBI, and Camden Allen scored one run.
Stealin’ Home 9, Bloomfield Bombers 3
Stealin’ Home scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, and three more in the fifth for a 9-3 win over the Bloomfield (N.Y.) Bombers in the semifinals of bracket play Sunday morning.
Trailing 3-2, SH scored two runs on an Bombers error to take a 4-3 lead in the fourth inning, and Dawson Sherman followed with a two-run home run to make it 6-3.
SH tacked on three runs in the fifth inning on RBI singles by Nick Grazul, Hunter House, and Matthew Driesbaugh.
Conner Mosher earned the win on the mound, allowing three runs — one earned — on one hit, while striking out three and walking five in four innings of work. Camden Allen closed out the game with two innings of one-hit ball, striking out six and walking two.
Stealin' Home 12, Tri-County All-Stars 10Stealin’ Home scored five runs in the bottom of the third inning to take the lead for good in a wild 12-10 win over the Tri-County All-Stars in the championship game.
Noah Hodday’s two-run single capped SH’s five-run rally in the third inning to give them an 8-7 lead.
Hunter House hit his third home run of the tourney and also singled, scored two runs, and had four RBI, while Conner Mosher doubled and singled, scored one run, and had three RBI, Nick Grazul and Ken Mapes each singled twice, scored two runs, and drove in one run, and Noah Hobday singled twice, scored one run, and knocked in two runs in Stealin’ Home’s 12-hit attack.
Camden Allen singled and drove in one run, and Brady Darrow singled and scored a run in the win, while Matthew Driesbaugh scored a pair of runs, and Dawson Sherman crossed the plate once.
Camden Allen earned the win in relief, allowing three runs — two earned — on five hits, while striking out six and walking one in 3 1/3 innings of work.