|TRAVEL BASEBALL (19U): NY-PENN DIRTBAGS TOP TRI-COUNTY LEGION, 7-4 (2017-07-06)
Valley Sports Report
TIOGA CENTER — The Tioga Center-based NY-Penn Dirtbags broke open a tie game with five unanswered runs en route to a 7-4 win over the Harpursville-based Tri-County Legion here Monday evening in 19U baseball action.
Tri-County took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Dirtbags answered with two runs in the home half of the inning on a bases-loaded walk to Sayre’s Quinn Hanafin, and a sacrifice fly by Notre Dame grad Parker May.
Tri-County tied the game with a run in the top of the third inning, but Quinn Hanafin ripped an RBI double in the bottom of the frame to score Athens grad Luke Newman to make it 3-2.
Tioga’s Pierce Hendershot triggered a three-run rally in the fourth inning with an RBI double to score Tioga’s Thomas Cook. The Dirtbags added two more runs on an error for a 6-2 lead.
The Dirtbags added another unearned run in the fifth inning to take a 7-2 lead.
Hendershot doubled and singled, scored two runs, and drove in a run to lead the Dirtbags at the plate, while Quinn Hanafin doubled and had two RBI, and Sayre’s Connor Hanafin singled twice.
Sayre’s Sam Wheeler and Newman each singled and scored a run in the win, while Cook and Tioga’s Derrick Barto each singled, May drove in a run, and Alex Bardo scored a run.
May started for the Dirtbags and allowed one run one one hit in two inning, while striking out four and walking one.
Waverly’s Tyler Croft earned the win in relief, allowing one run on three hits, while striking out six and walking one.
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