WBA splits again, to play in third place game
WYALUSING - The Wyalusing Ball Association once again went 1-1 in the Cal Ripken Jr. League Pennsylvania State Tournament Sunday.
That didn't get them into the final but they still have a chance to make the Regional Tournament.
The two teams in the final, Waynesboro and Perry County, both automatically advance to the Regional Tournament, but because Waynesboro is hosting the tournament they automatically go.
That leaves one spot open and WBA, along with Forest City, will play for that spot today at 6 p.m.
In Wyalusing's opener on Sunday they fell to Waynesboro 4-1.
WBA scored their lone run in the sixth inning to avoid the shutout.
Luke Shultz had two hits and scored the run while Darren Schum added a double and Jake Doyle had a single.
JD Houck had one strikeout in the loss.
WBA made up for their lack of at bats in the first game with 23 hits in their 18-8 win in five innings over Forest City.
Wyalusing took a big lead early, going up 5-0 after two innings. Forest City cut it to 5-4 after the third. WBA got another run in the sixth to make it 6-4.
In the top of the fourth Forest City scored three runs to take a 7-6 lead but WBA answered with eight runs of their own, retaking the lead 14-7.
After Forest City got one back in the fifth inning WBA shut the door with three runs with their at bats to secure the win.
Shultz hit for the cycle, going 4-for-4 with a home run, triple and double and three runs scored.
Doyle went 4-for-5 with three doubles and two runs while Brandon Dake went 4-for-4 with a double and two runs and Houck was 3-for-4 with two runs.
Brian Lewis (2-for-3, double, two runs), Schum (2-for-4, double, run) and Bryce Hoffman (2-for-3, run) also had multiple hits in the game.
Shawn O'Dell and Will Kiner each had a hit and scored while Jordan Yellenic crossed home as well.
Kiner and Doyle combined to strike out three for WBA.