Area Baseball Roundup

Falconer’s Jackson Lillie trots home following his home run that accounted for his team’s lone run during the District 38 Little League 11-12 Non-Sanctioned Tournament semifinal against Fredonia on Tuesday in Fredonia. Photo by Braden Carmen



FREDONIA — Ashton Putney allowed three hits and one run while striking out seven as Fredonia beat Falconer 11-1 in four innings of their semifinal.

Fredonia scored a run in each of the first two innings, then two more came in early in the home half of the third inning to double the lead. With a 4-0 lead, Colin Luce came to the plate with the bases loaded and cleared the bases with a triple to deep left-center field to put Fredonia ahead 7-0.

Falconer’s lone run came on a home run to dead center field by Jackson Lillie.

Fredonia’s Luca Gullo runs the bases during Tuesday’s District 38 Little League 11-12 Non-Sanctioned Tournament semifinal in Fredonia. Photo by Braden Carmen

Fredonia added four more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, putting the 10-run mercy rule in effect after the game’s 11th run crossed the plate.

In addition to Luce’s three-run triple, Ryan Kelly had an RBI single for Fredonia, Brady Crawford and Andrew Cowan each had an RBI for Fredonia, as well.


RANDOLPH — Heavy afternoon rains made the field at Weeden Road Park unplayable for the scheduled semifinal between Area B No. 1 seed Southwestern and Area A No. 2 seed Brocton-Portland on Tuesday.


Falconer’s Blake Diate drives in the winning run in his team’s 11-1 win during a 9-10 semifinal in Lakewood. Submitted photo

LAKEWOOD — Chase Bianco drilled four hits, including a triple and double, and drove in five runs to lead Falconer to a 17-7 win over Dunkirk in the semifinal round of the playoffs.

Zavyer Mayr hammered three hits with a triple, while Connor Brentley added a double. Blake Diate singled to drive in Bianco in the bottom of the fourth inning to end the game via the 10-run rule.

Erik Stenstrom picked up the win on the mound and combined with Mayr for 10 strikeouts.

Falconer, the No. 1 seed in Area B, will now play Fredonia, the No. 1 seed in Area A, for the overall championship Thursday at 6 p.m. at LaGrega Field in Lakewood.



SYRACUSE — The Southern Tier Regulators’ hopes for a spot in the Babe Ruth World Series came to an end Monday.

After advancing to the winners’ bracket with a 7-6 victory over Lackawanna (Pa.) on Saturday, the Regulators lost, 5-0 to Pine Forge (Pa.), and 10-6 to Onondaga on Monday.

In the 5-0 loss, Lance Baldensperger and Trey Swartz had the Regulators’ lone hits. Kyler Majka struck out three and allowed eight hits in 4 2/3 innings on the mound before Lucas Willink got the final four outs.

In the 10-6 loss, Southern Tier led 6-1 as late as the fifth inning, but Onondaga scored three times in the bottom of the fifth and six more times in the sixth to pull out the victory.

Aidan Morrison led the Regulators with two hits, including a double, and two RBIs while Adam Goot had two hits, including a double, and an RBI. Baldensperger and Bryce Jackson each had two singles and an RBI in the loss.

Swartz threw five innings, allowing four hits and six runs (two earned) while striking out one and walking four. Nick Crandall threw the final inning, allowing four runs (one earned) and two hits.

The Regulators committed five errors, leading to seven unearned runs for Onondaga.