Big sixth inning pushes Wellsboro past Wyalusing
WELLSBORO - A nine run sixth inning pushed Wellsboro past Wyalusing 12-1 in six innings in District IV, Class AA baseball action Tuesday.
After two scoreless innings the Hornets scored three in the bottom of the third to go up 3-0. Wyalusing got on the board in the fifth when a Dawson Prough balk sent a runner home.
Then in the bottom of the sixth Wellsboro scored nine runs, punctuated by Connor Coolidge's walk off double to advance.
"I'm pleased we were hitting the ball real well," Wellsboro coach Philip Prough said. "I'm happy with the fact that we collected 13 hits, including seven in a row in that last inning."
Matt Reese went 3-for-3 with two runs to lead the Hornets while Brian Doty was 2-for-4 with a solo home run, Dawson Prough went 2-for-4 with a run and Dylan Prough went 2-for-4.
Reese earned the win, going the first three innings while Dawson Prough scored the save, pitching the final three.
"We pulled Matt Reese after three innings to try and save him for Friday," Philip Prough said. "He was pitching real well."
Andrew Pickett started for Wyalusing and earns the loss after pitching the first three innings. Cody Pickett went the final three innings.
The Hornets will now travel to Montoursville on Friday with a 4:30 p.m. The Warriors beat Central Columbia 5-3 Tuesday.
"I feel that were playing our best baseball," Philip Prough said. "We have nothing to lose. Were excited for the tournament and to advance."