THE SPORTS REPORTS: HORSEHEADS' HAYS HEADLINES BAKER'S DOZEN AS BOYS 'NEWCOMER OF THE SPRING;' THREE TIOGA COUNTY ATHLETES MAKE THE LIST
(2023-07-07)The Sports Reports
Horseheads sophomore Micah Hays pitched like a seasoned veteran, despite the fact it was his first varsity campaign. He is The Sports Reports’
2023 All-Region Boys “Newcomer of the Spring
posted a 4-0 record with a 0.87 ERA for the Section IV champion Blue
Raiders. He allowed just 20 hits in 40 2/3 innings, and fanned 47.
threw a two-hit shutout to beat Section IV, Class AA champ Elmira
during the regular season, and tossed 5 2/3 innings of shutout ball in
the Section IV semifinals in a game Horseheads won 1-0 in extra innings.
At the plate, Hays hit .270 with four doubles 12 runs scored, and 13 RBI.
(The Sports Reports
covers 24 school districts in four counties, and Corning.)The 2022-23 Baker’s Dozen Boys “Newcomers of the Spring”
Micah Hays, sophomore, Horseheads:
See above.Aedan Palmer, freshman, Elmira — baseball:
Palmer posted a 6-0 record, with a 1.64 ERA, and 41 strikeouts against
just 11 walks for the Section IV, Class AA champion Express.Peyton McClure, senior, Wellsboro — tennis:
his first season of competitive play, McClure made an immediate impact,
going 15-2 at No. 1 singles for the league champs. The senior reached
the District 4 singles quarterfinals before falling and joined teammate
Jacob Abadi to win two doubles matches at the District Championships.Griffin Stevens, sophomore, Horseheads — lacrosse:
A face-off specialist, Stevens won 70 percent of his face-offs and had 116 ground balls. He was a first-team STAC all-star.Nasir Bradford, senior, Elmira — track and field:
Bradford jumped 6-feet, 2-inches in the high jump, while running 11.50 seconds in the 100.Braden Woodworth, sophomore, Horseheads — lacrosse:
Woolworth had 32 goals and 25 assists, and was a second-team STAC all-star.Mason Smith, freshman, Troy — baseball:
Mason Smith hit .391 average with seven RBI, and 19 runs scored in a season limited to 17 games due to injury.
Sean Bubniak, junior, Waverly — baseball:
was 5-0 with a 1.36 ERA. He fanned 38, walked 11, and allowed just 22
hits in a team-high 36 innings pitched. At the plate, he hit .255 (13
hits in 51 ABs), with seven doubles, 17 RBI, and 12 runs scored.Matthias Welles, 8th-grader, Waverly — baseball:
Welles, a solid defender at first base, hit .367 (22 hits in 60 ABs),
had a .465 on-base percentage, and a 1.009 OPS. He had one double,
three home runs, 24 RBI, 16 runs scored, and one stolen base.Marco Quiros, sophomore, Sayre:
who missed more than three weeks of the season due to an injury,
finished third in the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the NTL
Championships, and was sixth in the 400-meter dash. He medaled with an
eighth-place finish in the 100-meter dash at the District 4 Class AA
Championships, was ninth in the 200 — missing out on a medal by 0.003
seconds, and was 13th in the 400-meter dash.Dylan Johns, freshman, Wyalusing — track & field:
Johns was a District medalist in the high jump at 6-feet, 4-inches, and a key member of the NTL’s fastest 4-by-100 relay.Marek Mascho, freshman, Wellsboro — baseball:
Mascho hit .364 and had a .442 on-base-percentage with 24 base hits, 14 RBI and 19 runs scored.
Conlan Taylor, sophomore, Owego — baseball:
hit .265 (13-49) with three doubles, 13 runs and 12 RBI. He drew 20
walks, stole 12 bases, struck out 11 times, and reached base safely in
all but two games. He had a .507 OBP and .808 OPS. As a relief pitcher,
he was 0-0 with one save in eight appearances, striking out 21 and
walking just two in 14 innings.
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