BOLIVAR, N.Y. – Tournament MVP Ryan Graves homered, tripled and drove in three runs to lead Oswayo Valley to a 10-5 come-from-behind win over Bolivar-Richburg (N.Y.) in the championship game of the Bolivar-Richburg Tournament.
(Photo of Oswayo Valley’s Ryan Graves. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick’s work here)
Graves was 2-for-4 and also walked and scored twice in the win which saw Oswayo Valley scored eight times in the top of the seventh to overcome a 5-2 deficit going into its final at bat.
A Graves two-run triple tied the game at five before Graves scored what turned out to be the game-winning run on Noah Wichert single.
Gavin Babcock added a 2-for-3 day with a double, a walk, a run scored and an RBI with Garren Black going 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBIs and Jacob Karr 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBIs.
Parker Cole was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored for Bolivar-Richburg with Logan Bess and Alex McDonell both tripling, scoring a run and driving one in.
Gage Babcock got the win in relief of Karr. He went 3 ⅓ innings scoreless allowing three hits and a walk while striking out two. Karr pitched 2 ⅔ innings allowing five earned runs on seven hits and a walk. Black got the final three outs striking out one.
Black, Gage Babcock and Theo Henry were also named to the All-Tournament team.
CAMERON COUNTY 4, OTTO-ELDRED 2
EMPORIUM, Pa. – Bryce Bauer’s RBI double in the bottom of the fifth broke a 2-all tie and allowed Cameron County to get a 4-2 come-from-behind win over Otto-Eldred.
The Red Raiders trailed 2-1 going to the fifth but scored three runs to take control of the game.
Adam Shaffer’s single tied the game at two, and Alex Umble added an insurance run with an RBI single following the Bauer double.
Shaffer pitched well in getting the win going 6 ⅔ innings before reaching the 100-pitch limit allowing two earned runs on two hits and a walk while striking out 15. Umble came on and struck out the only batter he faced for the save.
Bauer was 2-for-3 with the double and the RBI with Umble going 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.
Sawyer Drummond was 1-for-3 with two RBIs for Otto-Eldred with Cole Sebastian adding a double and a run scored.
Drummond took the loss going four-plus innings allowing four runs, three earned, on eight hits and a walk while striking out five. Chase Sebastian went two scoreless, hitless innings of relief walking one and striking out five.
CENTRAL-MARTINSBURG 4, CLEARFIELD 3
MARTINSBURG, Pa. – Preston Karstetter was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Central-Martinsburg to a 4-3 win over Clearfield.
The Bison looked poised to get out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the inning after Reese Wilson got cleanup hitter Casey Walters to fly out to shallow center. But Wilson hit Karstetter on a 1-1 pitch ending the game.
Clearfield had rallied from a 3-0 deficit with a three-spot in the top of the sixth that featured a two-run Ty Bender double and a game-tying sac fly from Harrison Peacock.
Bender had a pair of doubles while going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Eli Glass also had two doubles going 2-for-4 with a run scored. Seth Bumbarger also had two hits, a walk and a run scored with Nathan Barr picking up a pair of hits as well for Clearfield.
Bowman Jordan had two doubles for Central going 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Bracy Nicewonger was also 2-for-2 with two walks and an RBI.
Wilson took the loss going 2 ⅔ innings allowing one run on two hits, two walks and the hit batter while striking out five. Glass started and went four innings allowing three earned runs on five hits, two walks and a hit batter while striking out three.
Jason Ferry got the win going two innings allowing two hits while striking out two. Jacob Eberlin started and went five-plus innings allowing three runs, one earned, on eight hits and two walks while striking out three.
KARNS CITY 16, CLARION-LIMESTONE 6, 5 INNINGS
KARNS CITY, Pa. – Makenzie Shay had two doubles, a home run and four RBIs to lead Karns City to a 16-6, five-inning win over visiting Clarion-Limestone.
Shay was 3-for-3 and also drew a walk while scoring twice.
Mackenzie Dunn also homered and doubled for the Lady Gremlins and was 2-for-4 with three runs scored and four RBIs.
Taylor Ekis also added a pair of RBIs for Karns City going 2-for-3 with a walk with Alyssa Sitt going 1-for-1 with a double, four walks and four runs scored with Kate Allen going 2-for-3 with two runs scored, Sami Grazioli walking once, scoring twice and driving in one and Brittney Friters doubling and scoring a run.
Megan Stahlman and Abby Carl had doubles and runs scored for C-L with Cassidy Makray going 3-for-3 with two runs scored and Liz Gruver 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.
Shay got the win going five innings allowing six runs, five earned, on nine hits and two walks while striking out six.
Karleigh Aaron took the loss going 4 ⅓ innings allowing 16 runs, 14 earned, on 11 hits, two hit batters and nine walks while striking out two.
CAMERON COUNTY 8, OTTO-ELDRED 4
EMPORIUM, Pa. – Alyvia McKimm had a pair of doubles to help Cameron County to an 8-4 win over visiting Otto-Eldred.
McKimm was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs with Laila Smith going 2–for-4 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBIs and Amily Schatz going 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Taylor Britton also added a pair of hits and an RBI for the Lady Raiders.
Emily Smith was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored for Otto-Eldred with Reilly Raught going 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
Laila Smith got the win going seven innings allowing four runs, three earned, on eight hits and three walks while striking out five.
Emmalee Sheeler took the loss going ⅓ of an innings allowing five runs, all earned, on six hits. Camryn Thomas pitched 5 ⅔ innings allowing three earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out five.
CURWENSVILLE 7, NORTH STAR 2
BOSWELL, Pa. – Sabrina Spencer and Mackenzie Anderson combined for five hits, two runs scored and two RBIs to lift visiting Curwensville to a 7-2 win over North Star.
Spencer was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI with Anderson going 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Also for the Lady Tide, Keisha Maines drove in two runs while going 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored and a stolen base with Ariel Zattoni going 1-for-2 with two runs scored and two stolen bases.
Maria Barnick paced North Star going 3-for-4 with an RBI. Laikyn Will was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Hana Vish 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
Clerissia Cole got the win going 4 ⅔ innings allowing two runs, one earned, on eight hits and a walk while striking out two. Rachel LeGars finished off going 2 ⅓ innings allowing two hits while striking out three.
Grace Tressler took the loss going seven innings allowing seven runs, six earned, on eight hits and five walks while striking out nine.
NESHANNOCK 18, MONITEAU 6, 5 INNINGS
NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Despite three RBIs from Courtney Stewart, visiting Moniteau dropped am 18-6, five-inning decision to Neshannock.
Stewart was 1-for-3 with a triple and a walk. Lexi Miller added a pair of RBIs for the Lady Warriors going 1-for-3 with a double and two runs scored with Amanda Dailey going 2-for-3 with a run scored.