Tioga County Sports Report
SPENCER / VAN-ETTEN — Newark Valley turned back a determined S-VE JV team, then blanked Newfield to win the S-VE Wooden Bat Tournament here Saturday.
The Cardinals defeated the S-VE JV team, 14-6, then shut out Newfield, 8-0, to take the title.
Newark Valley 8, Newfield 0
Mikey Wandell handcuffed the Trojan batters, striking out 11 while surrendering three hits and a pair of walks.
Travis Chrisman had two of Newfield’s hits, but was thrown out by Jake Armstrong attempting to steal second both times.
NV’s freshman pitcher helped himself at the plate as the Cardinals picked up all the runs they would need in the bottom of the first inning. After Kyle Coffin led off with a walk, Wandell followed with an RBI double. He would score on Evan Powell’s RBI double.
Coffin made it 3-0 in the second. He would hit a tow-out single, advance to second on play at third, then score on another Wandell double.
Wendell, Powell and Joey Woodmansee added consecutive runs in the fourth. Gavin Blee and Sam Durand finished doff the scoring with back-to-back runs in the sixth.
Candor 14, S-VE JV 7
The Panthers were tough early, but Candor was able to bounce back fro a 6-2 deficit.
Trailing, 6-4, the Indians took a 7-6 lead in the top of the fifth on a single, an error and two walks. Brayden Ferris, Phillip Rhoades and Dylan Austin accounted for the runs.
Beauvais, Sean Cook-Neild, Nick Thomas, Ferris, Rhoades, Seth McBride and Avery put the game away, each of them scoring in the sixth to build a 14-6 cushion.
Sam Hall scored S-VE’s final run.
Thomas and Ferris gave Candor a 2-0 lead in the first, but the Panthers picked up runs from Grier, Sexton and Hall to take a 3-2 edge after one.
Nick Yartym found his way home in the second, and Grier and Sexton scored again to push the S-VE lead to 6-2.
Thomas and Ferris would added their second runs of the game in the third to close the gap to 6-4.
Newark Valley 14, S-VE JV 6
The Panthers battled early and led, 2-1, until NV erupted for seven fifth-inning runs while sending 13 batters to the plate.
Riley Malone’s double was the highlight of the surge. Everybody reached safely at least once and Zach VanOrder, Riley Malone, Coffin, Powell, Durand, Ivan Aylesworth and Armstrong all score a run.
S-VE responded with a four-run rally in its half of the fifth. Parker Sexton led off with a triple, and Matthew Byrne and Jacob Campolito walked to stoke the bases. Roe’s single and Hall’s two-out walk aided the effort as Sexton, Byrne, Campolito and Roe scored to close the gap to 8-6.
The Cardinals retaliated with four runs in the sixth, highlighted by Coffin’s double, then added three more runs in the seventh.
Coffin score twice in the final two innings. Wendell, Powell and Malone recorded runs in the sixth and Armstrong added a run in the seventh.
Newfield 10, Candor 1
NOTE: This story will be updated if results from this game are received.
IN PHOTO 1: Newark Valley’s Mikey Wandell. ... PHOTOS BY TIM TAYLOR.
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