Down three runs in the final inning, United Refining scored four times for a 5-4 Boys Majors win over Truck-Lite on Monday.
Caleb Ei had an RBI single and Drew Swanson a two-run single to tie the score at 4-4. Gavan Lavan came through with the clutch single to score the winning run.
Swanson and Ei had two hits each for United, and Nick Hussey pitched four tough innings, giving up four runs on three hits while striking out 10. Mitchell Grosch pitched the fourth and fifth innings to earn the win.
Times Observer photo by Jonathan McAfoos
On the run
Payton Frank of PGE races out of the batter’s box after connecting with a ball during a Little League Girls Training game on Monday evening at Lacy Field. For Little League, see page B-2.
Times Observer photo by Jonathan McAfoos
Bracing for impact
United Refining’s Audrey Smith doesn’t need her eyes to make contact, as she smacks a ball for a base hit during a Girls Training Little League game on Monday night at Lacy Field.
Nick Smelko threw five innings, striking out 10, for Truck-Lite.
Tommy Nyquist had an unassisted double play and caught a line drive to make all three outs in the first inning for Results Rehab in a Boys Training game.
Inscale Architects defeated Anderson Construction, 18-10, in a Girls Minors game on Monday. For Inscale, Braydn Wilson struck out five hitters in two innings while only allowing two runs. Jena Wilson had a two-run double and Addie Werth added a triple in the win. For Anderson Construction, Kayla Hecei went 2-for-3, and Kassidy Turner struck out five in two innings pitched.
Jamo Douvlos and Zach Rohlin were each 3-for-3, helping Jock Shop to a Boys Minors victory over Exchange Club on Saturday.
Ryan Rafalski threw 3 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out 10 batters, and relievers Max Conklin and Bryce Blair struck out another seven hitters in their combined 2 2/3 innings of work in Wells Fargo Advisors' Boys Minors win over Whirley on Saturday. Blair had three hits for the winners with Conklin, Justice Greene and Alex Zariczny adding two hits each. Teagan Gray had two hits for Whirley.
Ben Berdine had a heck of a Boys Minors game for MWR Construction, also on Saturday. Berdine had three hits, including two doubles, had an unassisted double play at first base, and combined with Christopher McCauley and Micah Passmore to strike out eight of the 12 outs in a one-hit win. Passmore added two hits, including a triple, and Matthew Rowen had a two-RBI hit in a six-run second for MWR.
Derek Hahn and Ben Salapek combined for 12 strikeouts and gave up only three hits for Warren Fence against Dairy Queen on Saturday afternoon. Ben White and Hunter Harding had two hits each for Warren Fence.
Exchange Club 001 31 - 5 3
Jock Shop 435 3x - 15 9
2b-Cody Hankinson (E), Gavan Havly (E), Ethan Wilson (J), Jamo Douvlos (J) 2, Josh Smith (J), Zach Rohlin (J). 3b-Rohlin (J). WP-Wilson.
Whirley 310 002 - 6 4
Wells Faro Advisors 522 22x - 13 12
2b-Alex Zariczny (WF) 2, Bryce Blair (WF), Tyler Gustafson (Whir). WP-Ryan Rafalski.
MWR Construction 561 2 - 14 7
Means Sales & Service 001 0 - 1 1
2b-Ben Berdine (M) 2. 3b-Micah Passmore (M). WP-Berdine.
Warren Fence 512 12 - 12 7
Dairy Queen 100 10 - 2 3
2b-Austin Peterson (D). WP-Derek Hahn.
American Legion 020 002 - 4 2
Real Living Avista 114 21x - 9 13
2b-Cade Poston (R), Anthony Reynolds (A). 3b-Derek Knapp (R). WP-Knapp.
United Refining (11)00 2 - 12 8
American Legion 002 0 - 2 4
2b-Caleb Ei (U), Griffin Suppa (U), Nick Hussey (U), Sam Hoover (A). WP-Mitchell Grosch.
Truck-Lite 002 200 - 4 3
United Refining 100 004 - 5 5
3b-Jaydon Hayes (T), Thomas Bablak (T). WP-]Mitchell Grosch.
First Niagara played Results Rehab. 2b-Matt DeSimone (R), James Tridico (R) 2, Aidan Zdarko (F), Konnor Hoffman (F).
Bauer's Legal Beagles played Midtown Motors. 2b-Isaac Smith (M, Nathan Curry (M), Keegan Mesel (B, Keegan Eckstrom (B), Cole Kellogg (B), Garrett Jensen (B), Benji Bauer (B).
Hoover Oil played United Refining. 2b-Owen Becker (H) 2, Luke Becker (H), Issac Werth (H), Evan Swanson (U), Anthony Errett (U).
Ron Wonderling Excavating played AMP. 2b-Landon Douvlos (A), Grant Sherman (R), Kael Hunt (R) 2, Jeremyah Aiken (R) 2.
Active Lives Chiropractic played (Team Beers). 2b-Alix Lytle (A), Katie Beyer (A).