Area Baseball, Softball Roundup
16-18 TRAVEL BASEBALL
The Southern Tier Regulators went 4-0 on Saturday and Sunday to capture the division title during a weekend tournament at The Sports Yard in Syracuse.
After going 2-0 on Saturday, the Regulators knocked off the Rush-Henrietta Royal Comets, 10-0, in Sunday morning’s semifinals before beating the Syracuse Dirtbags, 11-1, in the championship game.
A four-run second inning and a six-run fourth were keys to the title game victory.
In the second, Nick Crandall and Aaron Hair scored on an outfield error before Lucas Willink doubled to score Kyler Majka. Willink then scored on an error before finally Jacob Payne scored on a bases-loaded walk.
In the fourth, Payne doubled and eventually scored on a wild pitch. Trey Swartz and Aidan Morrison scored on consecutive ground outs before a two-run double by Willink ended the game via the 10-run rule.
Majka threw all four innings, striking out six while allowing two hits, one run and two walks.
In the semifinal game Sunday morning, Southern Tier scored one run in the first inning, three in the second and six in the third.
Lance Baldensperger scored the first run on an outfield error. In the second, Lucas Porpiglia hit a two-run single to score Adam Goot and Nate Engdahl before Yucky Cummings hit an RBI double to score Baldensperger. In the third, Goot hit an RBI double, Baldensperger hit a two-run double, Porpiglia hit an RBI double and Morrison hit a two-run double.
Goot threw all four innings, striking out four while allowing just one hit and one walk.
On Saturday, the Regulators won their first game, 11-3, over the Dirtbags.
Southern Tier scored five runs in the first inning, four in the fourth and two in the fifth.
Baldensperger and Porpiglia opened the game with back-to-back singles before Cummings hit an RBI double. Morrison followed with an RBI ground out and Anthony Gullo singled before Crandall hit a two-run single. Evan Pirtz later reached on an outfield error that allowed Crandall to score.
In the fourth, Baldensperger hit a two-run double, Porpiglia hit a sacrifice fly and Cummings added an RBI single.
Pirtz hit a two-run single in the fifth to give the Regulators an eight-run lead.
Hair threw 4 2/3 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and six walks while striking out seven.
In its second game Saturday, Southern Tier beat the Syracuse Jr. Dirtbags, 9-1.
Porpiglia homered in the first inning and Willink hit an RBI single in the second before Morrison hit an RBI double in the third. The Regulators made it 5-0 later in the inning when Goot hit a two-run single.
Southern Tier added on in the fourth as Pirtz hit an RBI single and Baldensperger reached on an error, allowing Pirtz to score from second.
In the sixth, Crandall scored on Payne’s RBI single and Willink scored on an RBI single by Baldensperger.
Willink threw six innings, allowing one unearned run on four hits and a walk while striking out 11.
The Regulators, now 9-4-1 this summer, return to action Wednesday with a doubleheader against Full Circuit Power at Diethrick Park. The first game will begin at 4 p.m. and admission is $2.
SOUTHERN TIER GIRLS BABE RUTH SOFTBALL
Lilly Beaver went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a run scored as Peaches and Cream of Randolph beat Beaver Boys Construction of Southwestern, 12-10, in the semifinals of the playoffs.
Aliza Hind stood out defensively for Randolph.
Marlana Crosanti reached base three times and scored twice for Southwestern while Emma Lewis stood out defensively.