Area Baseball, Softball Roundup

Southern Tier’s Adam Goot tags out a Full Circuit runner attempting to steal second base during a 16-18 Travel Baseball game at Diethrick Park on Wednesday. P-J photos by Matt Spielman

16-18 TRAVEL BASEBALL

The Southern Tier Regulators scored three runs in the fourth and fifth innings to pull away from Full Circuit Power for a 6-3 win Wednesday at Diethrick Park.

In the fourth, Adam Goot tripled with two outs and scored on a wild pitch. One inning later, Nate Engdahl reached on a fielder’s choice for the second out and Evan Pirtz singled before Anthony Gullo walked to load the bases. Lucas Willink then reached on a dropped third strike to force in a run before Jacob Payne reached on an infield single to drive in Pirtz.

Full Circuit scored twice in the top of the second inning before the Regulators tied the game 2-2 in the bottom half of the frame. All of their damage was via walks by Full Circuit’s starting pitcher. Trey Swartz took a free pass to open the inning before Payne walked with one out. After a fly out, Goot and Bryce Jackson walked to make it 2-1. Kyler Majka followed with the sixth walk of the inning to make it 2-2.

Full Circuit made it 5-3 in the top of the sixth inning, but Southern Tier answered in the seventh as Baldensperger led off with a double and scored on Swartz’s single past a drawn-in infield.

Regulators shortstop Nick Crandall throws across the diamond to first base.

Aaron Hair threw the first three innings before Willink and Swartz threw in relief. The trio combined for nine strikeouts while allowing six hits and three walks.

Baldensperger (double), Goot (triple) and Swartz each had two hits while Pirtz and Payne also singled for Southern Tier.

The Regulators will return to action next Wednesday with a doubleheader against the Niagara Jr. Thunderwolves beginning at 6 p.m. at Diethrick Park. Admission will be $2.

SOUTHERN TIER GIRLS BABE RUTH SOFTBALL

ROOKIES DIVISION

Goot catches a fly ball for the final out of the game.

Lakewood United Methodist Church topped Falconer Jamestown heating and Air, 14-12.

Lolita Ribaudo was the offensive player of the game for Falconer with three hits while Hannah Evans grabbed an unassisted triple play on defense.

Mayah Reyes scored three runs while Alyssa Collins led the defense behind the plate for Lakewood.

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