Warren trio has impressive debut for Regulators

Fresh off a terrific high school season, 2019 Warren Area High School graduates Lance Baldensperger, Austyn Cummings and Aidan Morrison had a successful debut for the Southern Tier Regulators this weekend at the Darien Lake Tournament.

The Regulators advanced to the semifinals with three straight wins, before dropping a 1-0 decision to the Rochester Roughriders.

On Saturday, they beat the Line Drive Lazers 8-4 and the Kitchener Panthers 14-4, before opening Sunday with a 3-1 win over the Great Lakes Gators.

Baldensperger, who will continue his baseball career at Niagara County Community College, hit leadoff and played centerfield in all four games. He had multiple hits in three of the four games, going 6-for-14 with double, triple, home run, three stolen bases and six runs scored.

Cummings, who will play at Millersville, split time between both corner outfield spots and designated hitter, and hit third. He went a combined 5-for-8 with two doubles, five RBI, three stolen bases and five runs scored. That included a four-hit effort in the win over Kitchener.

Morrison, who will play at Canisius, had a busy two days behind the plate, catching three of the four games and DH’ing in the other. He went a combined 5-for-11 with two RBI, two runs scored, a triple and a stolen base. Like Cummings, he also had a big game in the win over Kitchener.

The Regulators are a travel team combined comprised of players mostly from New York’s Southern Tier. In addition to the Warren trio, fellow team members include Morrison’s soon-to-be college teammate Bryce Jackson (Jamestown), who struck out 11 in 5 1/3 innings against the Lazers, Nick Crandall (Olean), Nathan Engdahl (Chautaqua Lake), Adam Goot (Cassadaga Valley), Anthony Gullo (Fredonia), Aaron Hair (Frewsburg), Bryce Jackson (Jamestown), Kyler Majka (Chautaqua Lake), Jacob Payne, Evan Pirtz (Fredonia), Lucas Porpiglia (Dunkirk), Trey Swartz (Fredonia) and Lucas Willink (Clymer Central).

The Regulators return to action on Wednesday, hosting Full Circuit Power (Buffalo) on Wednesday at Diethrick Park (6 p.m.).

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