Sayre falls to Seton Catholic
WAVERLY, N.Y. - Darkness brought an end to a wild affair as Seton Catholic advanced to the consolation bracket with an 18-17 win over Sayre here Thursday evening at the annual Frank Bottone 10U Baseball Tournament.
Seton Catholic battled back from an early 8-4 deficit to take a 15-9 lead after 3 1/2 innings.
Sayre scored five runs in the home half of the fourth inning to cut the deficit to 15-14.
After the teams traded three runs in the fifth inning, leaving Seton Catholic up 18-17, the Saints tacked on two runs in the top of the sixth to take a 20-17 lead.
With darkness descending, Kannon VanDuzer and Mason Houseknecht singled to lead off the bottom of the sixth, bringing the tying run to the plate. However, the umpires called the game due to darkness, which causes the score to revert to what it was at the end of last complete inning.
After Seton Catholic scored four runs in the top of the first inning, Sayre responded with eight runs in the home half of the first.
Sayre's lead was short-lived as Seton Catholic pushed eight runs across the plate in the top of the second inning and never trailed again.
Camden Wheeler reached base all five times - with three hits and two walks - and scored three runs and Mason Houseknecht collected four hits and three runs scored to lead Sayre at the plate, while David Northrop had three hits and two runs scored and Dominic Fabbri stroked three singles and scored a run.
Oakley Gorman had two hits and scored three runs in the loss, while Brayden Horton had two hits, VanDuzer and Zach Garrity each added a hit and a run scored, Jake Burgess chipped in with a hit and Luke Horton singled and scored a pair of runs.
Seton Catholic will now face Huck Finn, which lost 16-6 to Horseheads Thursday evening in the winner's bracket finals, Friday at 6 p.m.
The winner will face Horseheads Saturday at 11 a.m., needing two wins to claim the title.