|WAVERLY LITTLE LEAGUE (MAJORS): YANKEES HAND INDIANS FIRST LOSS OF SEASON (21 PHOTOS) (2017-05-16)
Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY — The S & J General Contractors / Porter's Concrete Yankees held off a late rally to hand the Joe's Marine / WJ Graphics Indians their first loss of the season, a 4-2 decision here Monday evening in Waverly Little League Majors Division baseball action.
Gage Tedesco’s RBI groundout gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning.
The Yankees added on to their lead in the top of the fifth inning. With one out, Nehemiah Anthony and Jacob Benjamin worked walks, and Tedesco followed with an RBI double to make it 2-0. Peyton Worden added an RBI single, and Kinzer Worden drew a bases-loaded walk to force home the final run of the rally to make it 4-0.
The Indians got on the board in the sixth inning on walks to Shea Bailey and Bryce Bailey and a pair of passed balls. Isaiah Bretz hit an RBI single up the middle to trim the deficit to 4-2, but Yankee reliever Jacob Benjamin recorded the final out to preserve the win.
Tedesco earned the win for the Yankees with 5 1/3 innings of strong work. He allowed one run on one hit, while striking out nine and walking two. Benjamin earned the save, allowing one run on one hit and two walks in 2/3 of an inning.
Tedesco doubled and singled, scored one run, and had two RBI to lead the Yankees at the plate, and Peyton Worden singled twice, scored one run, and drove in a run.
Benjamin and Sheldon Huddleston added a single in the win, and Anthony scored a pair of runs.
Bretz singled twice and drove in a run, and Shea Bailey and Bryce Bailey each scored a run to account for the Indians’ offense.
Evan Davis was tagged with the tough-luck loss. He allowed an unearned run on three hits in three innings of work, while striking out nine and walking three. Carter Davis relieved and allowed there runs on three hits in 1 1/3 innings, striking out two and walking six. Bryce Bailey retired the only two batters he faced, striking out one.
The Yankees improve to 4-3 on the season, while the Indians fall to 6-1.
The Red Sox and Dodgers square off Tuesday night.
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