Blair, Post 135 earn Sr. Legion wins
Blair took advantage of a three-run bottom of the fifth inning en route to a 5-3 win over Corry Northwest Savings Bank Monday at Old Legion Field.
Blair trailed 3-2 in the frame before Mitch Dorunda and John White reached base to set up Collin Fantaskey’s two-RBI double. Fantaskey came around to score when the ball was thrown out of play – one of four Corry errors on the day.
Northwest threatened in the top of the sixth with the bases loaded and one out. John White took over in relief of starting pitcher Tanner Teconchuk and got a fly ball to left fielder Tyler Bradley, who relayed to Matt Hultquist and Derek Reagle for an inning-ending double play.
Sage Anderson tossed a scoreless seventh to earn the save. Teconchuk picked up the win after 5 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts.
Carter Cerra doubled home Hultquist in the second inning for the first run of the game, and Hultquist helped Derek Reagle score from third when he found himself in a rundown between first and second.
“We’re putting a lot of pressure on teams on the basepaths and it’s resulting in some big innings for us,” said Blair coach Tyler Leichtenberger.
Blair hosts Post 135 at Old Legion Field on Thursday.
Corry NSB 000 210 0 – 3 8 4
Blair 011 030 x – 5 5 1
2b-Sonntag (C), Wood (C), Kanperko (C), Cerra (B), Fantaskey (B). WP-Teconchuk. LP-Kanperko. S-Anderson.
POST 135 6, YOUNGSVILLE 5
Post 135 earned its first win of the Senior American Legion Baseball League season, 6-5 over Youngsville Post 658 on Monday.
Post 135 opened with three runs in the top of the first, only to see the early lead disappear with a four-spot from the hosts.
Mark Reiff took over on the hill to start the second inning for Post 135 and only allowed three Youngsville hits the rest of the way. Third baseman Brad Walters saved a run late in the game by making a diving stop and throwing the runner out from his knees.
Post squares off against Blair Thursday at Old Legion Field while Youngsville vists Corry Northwest Savings Bank the same day.
Post 135 300 210 0 – 6 9
Youngsville 401 000 0 – 5 6
2b-Hunt (Y) 2. WP-Reiff. LP-Hoover.