CORRY-Youngsville Post 658 scored five runs in the first two innings en route to a 6-2 win over Corry Northwest Savings Bank Wednesday at The Ballpark in Columbus.
Jake Marino and Aaron Hoover reached base to start the first inning for Youngsville and came around to score on a sacrifice bunt by Kyle Hunt and an RBI single by Logan Bellardo, respectively.
Corry nearly escaped the second inning damage free before Tanner Humphrey drilled a two-out single and Marino drew a walk, setting the stage for a three-run homer off the bat of Hoover.
Youngsville scored once more in the top of the seventh courtesy of an RBI single by Hunt that scored Marino.
In addition to driving in three of his team's six runs, Hoover tossed five scoreless innings on the mound to earn the win for Youngsville. Hunt shut the door on the final two innings, allowing a pair of Corry runs in the seventh.
Marino reached base four times for Youngsville - all on walks - and scored three runs. Hunt added two runs batted in.
Youngsville Post 658 visits Post 135 at North Warren's Old Legion Field on Thursday as the regular season winds down.
The league playoffs are set to begin Friday with fourth-seeded Post 135 taking on top seed Blair at Old Legion Field for a 5:15 p.m. start and Youngsville squaring off against Corry at a time and location to be determined.
Youngsville 230 000 1 - 6 5
Corry NSB 000 000 2 - 2 4
2b-Silvis (C). HR-Hoover (Y). WP-Hoover. LP-Brown.
Senior American Legion Playoff Glance
At Old Legion Field, North Warren
(4) Post 135 at (1) Blair, 5:15 p.m.
(3) Youngsville Post 658 at (2) Corry Northwest Savings