Tioga County Sports Report
TIOGA CENTER — Tioga scored early and often, racing out to a 10-run lead after four innings en route to an 11-6 win over Newark Valley here Thursday afternoon in IAC junior varsity baseball action.
Newark Valley took the early lead on an RBI groundout off the bat of Austin Weeks to plate Dylan Scales, who led off the game with a walk.
Tioga answered in the home half of the inning with a pair of unearned runs to take a 2-1 lead. Isaac Peterson singled with one out, and Casey Stoughton reached base on a walk. After a double steal moved the runners to second and third, both thrower on an infield throwing error.
The junior Tigers loaded the bases on another error and a single by Josh Reis, but NV pitcher Dawson Moncalieri induced an infield pop out to end he threat.
Bryce Bailey and Peterson ignited a Tioga rally in the bottom of the second with back-to-back one-out singles. With two outs, Bailey scored on consecutive passed balls to make it 3-1.
In the third inning, Max Dydynski worked a two-out walk, and Gavin Godfrey followed with a groundball single to left field. Bailey scored both runners with a two-RBI triple down the right-field line, and scored on an RBI single by Peterson to make it 6-1.
After Peterson stole second base, he scored on an RBI single by Stoughton to extend the lead to 7-1. Stoughton proceeded to steal second and third base, and scored on a wild pitch.
Newark Valley’s Weeks and Moncalieri worked walks to lead off the top of the fourth inning, but Tioga hurler Matt Milner retired the next three batters, including two via strikeout.
Tioga scored three more runs in the top of he fourth inning to make i 11-1 in a rally highlighted by an RBI single by Bailey.
In the top of the fifth inning, Jules Etienne and Preston Schrader led off with walks. After Etienne stole third base, he scored on a balk that moved Schrader to third base.
Schrader advanced to third base on a ild pitch, then scored on a groundout off the bat of Luke Rinkavage to trim the deficit to 11-3.
Hunter Kelly led off the top of the sixth inning with a double, and Brice Wager walked. With one out, Etienne walked to load the bases, then Schrader and Scales stroked consecutive RBI singles to make it 11-5.
Kelly and Wager connected on back-to-back doubles in the top of the seventh to cut the Tioga lead to 11-7, but Tiger reliever Casey Stoughton retired the next two batters to end the game.
Kelly rapped a pair of doubles and scored two runs to lead Newark Valley’s five-hit attack, while Wager doubled, scored one run, and knocked in one run, and Scales, who had two stolen bases, and Schrader each singled, scored one run, and drove in a run.
Rinkavage and Weeks each drove in a run for the Cardinals, and Etienne scored one run.
Bailey had three hits, including a triple, three runs scored, two stolen bases, and three RBI, and Peterson stroked three singles, stole three bases, scored two runs, and drove in a run to pace Tioga’s nine-hit attack.
Ryan Rockwell started on the mound for Tigers, allowing one run on two walks, while striking out two in three innings of work.
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