PANAMA - Sherman scored two unearned runs in the top of the seventh inning without the benefit of a hit for a 2-0 win over Panama in a non-league baseball game that was the opener for both teams.
The two runs in the top of the seventh scored on two walks and the inning also included two errors.
Winning pitcher Ryan Robson went all seven innings and allowed three hits, three walks and struck out 17.
Panama’s Eric Schutt tries to run down Sherman’s Kyle Carpenter on a steal attempt during Monday’s non-league baseball game. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photo by Mark L. Anderson
Sherman also had only three hits - singles by Travis Henry, Jeremy Cole and Corie Alger. The Wildcats' runs were scored by Ryan Myers and Ethan Lyon.
Losing pitcher Sawyer Eggleston also went the distance and struck out eight and allowed six walks while allowing no earned runs. three hits and six walks.
Kyle McIntyre, Josh Eddy and Eggleston had singles for Panama.
PV OUTLASTS BROCTON
BROCTON - Pine Valley's bats woke up when it counted and the result was a victory for the Panthers as they got by host Brocton, 10-7.
The Bulldogs (0-2) held a 3-1 lead until the third inning when Pine Valley came alive, scoring five times, highlighted by Lucas Tromblay's single that drove in two runs and Talon Snyder slammed a two-run homer.
Brocton bounced back and had the tying run at the plate and a runner at second in the final inning, but the batter struck out to end the contest.
Winning pitcher Winfred Nelson went four innings for the Panthers, striking out five while walking only one, giving up seven hits. Nelson was followed in relief by Tyler Swanson, who gave up two hits with four strikeouts and three walks.
Spencer Sticek produced two doubled with three RBIs for Pine Valley and Tromblay had two hits with three RBIs.
Wade Austin went four innings in getting the loss for the Bulldogs, allowing nine runs on five hits, with two strikeouts and seven walks while offensively, Scott Laurie doubled and singled, Dalton Remington had a single and a double with an RBI, Jordan Patterson doubled with one RBI, Dan Ferguson had two hits and two RBIs and Lathan Dunn doubled.
DUNKIRK RALLIES PAST BEARS
DUNKIRK - The Dunkirk Marauders (3-2) rallied from a 7-6 deficit to score three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and defeat the Frewsburg Bears (1-4), 9-7.
Ryan Ruiz reached on an error to spark the Dunkirk rally. He stole second and then moved to third on a Kevin Burns sacrifice bunt. Drew Messina knocked home Ruiz on an RBI single to tie the game at 7-all. Frewsburg pitcher Bryce Raymond walked Alex Crossan with two outs and allowed a Nate Scuba single to load the bases.
Raymond walked Sam Pepe to score Messina and give the Marauders an 8-7 advantage. An additional run crossed the plate when Nick Thompson was hit by a pitch to bring home Crossan.
Both teams showed offensive firepower in the first inning.
Johnson opened the afternoon for Frewsburg with a one-out double off Pepe and came home on a Trevor Spicer single. Spicer moved to second on an error and scored on a Peterson single. After Peterson moved to second after a walk, Brett Johnson brought him home with an RBI single.
Dunkirk answered back in the home half as Ruiz doubled off Spicer and Burns walked to put runners on first and second. Kubera brought both runs home with a single. He wouldn't need to relay on his teammates to score as he moved to second on an errant throw and scored after two passed balls.
Frewsburg broke the 3-3 deadlock in the top of the third as Peterson singled while Pepe walked both Pat Caldwell and Brett Johnson. Peterson scored after a Dunkirk error and Bryce Freeman knocked a single to bring home Caldwell.
Pepe led Dunkirk's offensive effort with two hits and three RBIs. He started the game on the mound with three walks, one strikeout and six hits allowed in three innings of work.
Crossan got the win after hurling the final four innings. He struck out five Bears - including three of the last four batters he faced - and allowed two walks and four hits.
Peterson led Frewsburg with three singles, a stolen base and a RBI. Taige Johnson had two doubles while Brett Johnson had two singles and an RBI.
Raymond was credited as the losing pitcher after coming on in the sixth. Spicer started the game and struck out five batters in five innings.