Regulators top Power
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – The Southern Tier Regulators used a balanced offensive attack to top the Full Circuit Power, 6-3, at Diethrick Park Wednesday.
No Regulators player had more than one run scored or one RBI. Three hitters, including Warren’s Lance Baldensperger, recorded two hits in the win. Aaron Hair and Lucas Willink combined to limit the Power to nine baserunners in nine innings.
Full Circuit struck for a pair of runs in the second, but the Regulators (10-4-1) answered with a pair of their own in the home half. Trey Swartz drew a leadoff walk, Jacob Payne walked with one out and Adam Goot walked to load the bases with two away. Bryce Jackson and Kyler Majka drew consecutive walks to tie it at 2-2.
Goot hit a 2-out triple in the fourth, then came home on a passed ball to put the Regulators ahead, 3-2.
With one out in the fifth, Baldensperger singled. He was forced out at second when Engdahl grounded into a fielder’s choice. Pirtz followed with a single and Gullo walked to load the bases. Nathan Engdahl came home when Willink reached on a dropped third strike. Payne hit a RBI single to put Southern Tier up 5-2.
After the Power scored in the sixth, Baldensperger doubled to start the seventh. He came home on Swartz’s single later in the inning to close out the scoring.
Baldensperger went 2-4 with a double and run scored. Swartz was 2-2 with run scored and RBI and Goot was 2-3 with a triple and a run scored.
Hair gave up two earned runs on two hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out four. Willink allowed one earned run on four hits in four innings. He walked a pair and struck out five.
The Regulators host the Niagara Jr Thunderwolves Wednesday in a doubleheader at Diethrick Park. First pitch for the opening game is scheduled for 6 p.m.