YOUTH BASEBALL (12U): CANDOR GUARANTEED THIRD PLACE AT OWEGO TOURNEY FOLLOWING WEEKEND SPLIT
(2021-07-11)Tioga County Sports Report
OWEGO — Candor split its last two games at the Owego Little League 12U Tournament here and is guaranteed no worse than a third-place finish.
After scoring 10 runs in the first inning against Union-Endicott (Longo) Wednesday evening, the game was halted due to inclement weather. The teams would resume play Friday with Candor running away for a 21-1 victory in 12C bracket play.
Candor would take on top-seeded Johnson City (Stallman) Sunday, falling, 7-3, to drop into the consolation bracket.
Candor 21, U-E 1
Kellen Williamson, Cooper Dember and Owen Beach smacked doubles in the first inning. Williamson had a single as well and Kyle Jantz delivered a pair of singles.
Brody Ahart had a single and Donny Mackie walked twice. Jak Smith, Link Robinson, Hunter Cody and Mason Rose added one walk apiece.
Candor racked up its final 11 runs in the second inning.
Dember doubled and singled while Wyatt Anderson hit two singles. Gavin Bates, Williamson and Robinson had one single each.
Smith, Robinson, Jantz, Mackie and Smith were issued walks, and Rose was hit by a pitch.
Williamson finished the game 3-for-4 with two runs and three RBI, and Dember was 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI. Jantz contributed two hits, three runs and two RBI, and Anderson tacked on two hits, a run and three RBI.
Rose, Mackie and Robinson chipped in with one hit, two runs and one RBI apiece. Ahart and Beach both had a hit, run and RBI. Smith posted three runs and an RBI; Bastes had a hit and a run; and Cody added a run.
Beach struck out two batters and didn't not allow a hit or walk in 1 1/3 innings. Ahart took over when play resumed and struck out five, walked one and gave up one hit in 2 2/3 innings.
Johnson City 7, Candor 3
JC broke a 3-3 tie with four runs in the bottom of the fourth thanks to a double, two singles, three walks and an error.
Candor scored the game's first run after Jantz led off with a triple and scored on Mackie's single.
They made it 2-0 on an Ahart walk and Robinson's RBI double in the second.
JC went ahead, 3-2, with one run in the second and two more in the third.
Candor knotted the score in the fourth after Dember led off with a single, then stole third and home with two outs in the book.
Jantz, Rose, Mackie, Dember and Robinson had one hit apiece for Candor.
Candor plays Maine-Endwell (Sonner) Monday at 5:30 p.m. with the winner facing JC Tuesday for the championship.
PHOTOS BY TIM TAYLOR.
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