Eagles win on ‘walk’ off
Senior left fielder James Frazier drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Youngsville a 7-6 win over Iroquois in a Region 4 game Friday at Davis Street Field.
The Eagles trailed 6-3 to start the seventh when Bryce Sherrard singled to lead off the inning. Tyler Lehman followed up with a double, and Thomas Henry knocked in Sherrard with a single to make it a two-run game.
Sophomore shortstop Tanner Humphrey tied it at six with a two-RBI double – his second of the day – before Alex Johnson drew a base on balls and Jake Marino was intentionally walked to load the bases.
Frazier’s walk forced in Humphrey, and the Eagles improved to 3-6 overall and 3-2 in Region 4.
“We’re in the hunt,” said Youngsville coach Wayne Marino. “It’s between us and Eisenhower in (Region 4 Class A). If we’d have lost we’d have been pretty much done. Now it’s in our hands.”
Lehman led the Eagles at the plate with three hits, Henry and Humphrey each had two, and Marino had one hit in addition to being intentionally walked twice.
Aaron Hoover tossed a complete game to earn the win for Youngsville, which hosts Titusville on Monday in another important region game.
IROQUOIS (6): Major, ss, 3-4-3-1, Edinger, cf, 1-0-0-1, Yokoff, 1b, 3-0-1-0, Carpin, p, 3-0-1-2, Stanford, 3b, 3-0-1-0, Wodarski, c, 3-0-0-0, Britton, rf, 3-1-1-0, Kern, dh, 3-1-1-3, Bush, 2b, 0-0-0-0, Burgess, lf, 3-0-0-0.
YOUNGSVILLE (7): Marino, c, 2-0-1-2, Hoover, p, 4-0-1-0, Frazier, lf, 3-0-0-1, Sherrard, rf, 4-1-1-0, Lehman, 2b, 4-1-3-0, Henry, 1b, 4-2-2-1, Humphrey, ss, 3-2-2-2, A. Johnson, cf, 2-1-1-1, Hendrickson, 3b, 4-0-1-0.
Iroquois 101 020 2 – 6 8
Youngsville 002 100 4 – 7 12
2B-Lehman (Y), Humphrey (Y) 2, Hendrickson (Y). 3B-Marino (Y). WP-Hoover. LP-Carpin.
WARREN 7, CORRY 5
Warren went 3-0 in Region 7 games this week and remains tied atop the region in the loss column with Harbor Creek.
On Friday, a three-run bottom of the fourth broke a Region 7 game open with Corry, with Warren holding on for a 7-5 win.
“”We fought through (the week),” said Warren coach Rick Eaton, whose Dragons are 8-3 overall and 5-1 in the region. Harbor Creek also entered the day in the Class AAA region at 5-1. “Today, our defense kind of let us down, but we scored enough runs to win it.”
Tanner Stanz started the scoring with an RBI triple in the first, Collin Fantaskey’s RBI single scored Derek Reagle in the second, and Reagle’s RBI single in the third made it 3-0 Warren.
Up 3-2 in the fourth, Todd Fasenmyer doubled and Fantaskey knocked him in. Austin Schwanke tripled in Fantaskey, and Stanz double in Schwanke.
Two of Warren’s six errors came in a three-run seventh for Corry (5-4, 3-4), but Warren held on for the win.
Fantaskey finished 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI, Stanz 2-for-4 with two RBI, and Reagle 2-for-3 with a run and RBI.
CORRY (5): Patton cf 4-1-1-0, Silvis 2b 4-1-0-0, Zajac rf 4-1-3-2, Wood ss 4-0-0-1, J. Karpenko lf-p 4-0-1-0, Polk pr 0-1-0-0, Sonntag 3b 3-0-0-0, Shopene 1b 0-0-0-0, Northrup dh 3-1-0-0, N. Karpenko p-lf 3-0-0-0, Scouten c 3-0-1-1. Totals 32-5-6-4.
WARREN (7): Fantaskey lf-2b 4-2-3-2, Schwanke cf 4-2-2-1, Stanz ss 4-0-2-2, Hultquist 1b-3b 3-0-0-0, DaLattre pr 0-1-0-0, Stanton p-1b 3-0-0-0, Reagle 3b 3-1-2-1, White lf 0-1-0-0, Gustafson rf 3-0-1-0, Teconchuk 2b-p 1-0-0-0, Vile ph 1-0-0-00, Fasenmyer c 3-0-1-0. Totals 29-7-11-6.
Corry 000 200 3 – 5 6 1
Warren 111 301 x – 7 11 6
2b-Scouten (C), Stanz (W), Fasenmyer. 3b-Zajac (C). Schwanke. Stanz WP-Stanton. LP-N. Karpenko.
EISENHOWER 11, MAPLEWOOD 5
GUYS MILLS – Shane Arford’s two-run single in a four-run first started out an 11-5 non-region win over Maplewood.
Ike stole nine bases and scored in five of the first six innings.
“The bottom of the order… they are seeing the ball better, being patient (at the plate),” said Ike coach Cody Vincent.
Ike also played well defensively, he said, especially in a rain-soaked infield.
“Chase Elmquist stepped in a played a good first-base, and you couldn’t ask for more from a freshman stepping in there,” said Vincent, who was missing a couple of players from the lineup.
Arford finished 2-fr-4 with two runs and three RBI, Kyle Hunt 3-for-3 with four runs, and Elmquist added two RBI.
EISENHOWER (11): ab-r-h-rbi, Bellardo p-c 4-1-0-0, Vincent ss 3-2-0-0, Hunt c-3b-p 3-4-3-1, Arford cf 4-2-2-3, Harvey 3b-p-3b 4-0-0-0, Elmquist 1b 3-1-1-2, Head 2b 1-0-0-1, Johnson lf 4-1-1-0, Garris rf 2-0-0-0, Fleisman ph 1-0-0-0. Totals 29-11-7-7.
MAPLEWOOD (5): Nuhfer ss-p 4-0-1-0, Andrews cf 4-0-0-0, Mattucks c 4-0-0-0, Manson 3b 4-2-2-0, Donales 1b 3-0-0-0, Fosburt p-ss 1-1-1-1, Weldon lf 3-1-2-0, Corig rf 2-0-0-0, Reagle 2b 3-1-0-0. Totals 28-5-6-1.
Eisenhower 421 202 0 – 11 7 2
Maplewood 010 004 0 – 5 6 3
2b-Arford (E), Hunt (E), Manson (M). WP-Bellardo. LP-Fosburt.