Weissinger, Tri-County Surge capture tournament title
HAMBURG, N.Y. – Another weekend, another title for the Tri-County Surge travel softball team.
Youngsville’s Kamryn Weissinger played a pivotal role in helping the Surge to a 5-2 record, including a 4-0 mark on Sunday at the Greater Buffalo NSA National Qualifier.
The title game saw the surge topple the USSSA New York Pride, 12-9. Eliza Reynolds (Union City) starred in the win, going 4-for-4 with a double, two RBI and run scored. Kennedi Winslow (Rocky Grove) homered and drove in three runs, while Julia Patterson was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Maddie Woge (Maplewood) went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.
Sunday’s wins also included a 9-4 victory over the Quebec Rebels, a 9-3 triumph against Amherst Lightning and a 12-0 whitewashing of Pinnacle Athletics.
For the tournament, Weissinger was 5-for-14 with a double, two RBI and three runs scored.
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Mid-Atlantic Regionals win
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Southern Tier Regulators earned a 7-6 victory over Lackawanna on Saturday.
Trailing 6-5 in the bottom of the fifth, Aaron Hair’s 2-run single proved to be the difference.
Warren’s Lance Baldensperger and Aidan Morrison both had multiple hits in the victory. Morrison went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI, while Baldensperger 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and a hit-by-pitch.
Hair (Frewsburg) had three hits in the win. Nick Crandall (Olean) was 1-for-3 with a triple and a run scored and Adam Goot (Cassadaga Valley) was 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored.
Hair (3 2/3 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO), Goot (2 1/3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER) and Kyler Majka (Chautauqua Lake, 1 IP, 1 SO), shared the pitching duties, with Majka picking up the save.
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Steelies 17U Prospects go 1-2
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Erie Steelheads 17U Prospects went 1-2 over the weekend in West Virginia.
In Game 1 on Saturday, they fell to Beaver Valley Red 17U, 9-5.
Warren prospect Ryan Rafalski was 1-for-2 with a double and high school teammate Mitch Grosch 0-for-3 at the plate for the Steelies.
Rafalski went four innings on the mound, allowing six earned runs, striking out there and walking three.
Matt Shepard (McDowell) and Rocco Frisco (Brownsville) each had a double and an RBI, while Cody Smith (Harbor Creek) was 2-for-3 and Cam Williamson (Harbor Creek) 1-for-2 with an RBI.
In the Saturday nightcap, a game that began at 10 p.m. at Monongalia County Ballpark, the home stadium of West Virginia University, the Steelies jumped to a 10-0 lead and rolled to a 15-7 win over the Virginia Cardinals 2020.
Cody Smith stole the show, belting a grand slam in the win. Rocco Frisco drove in a pair and Mason Bender another run. Rafalski was 0-for-1 and Grosch 0-for-2.
Aidan Kelly went five innings on the mound, allowing three earned runs and striking out eight.
They were right back at it at 10 a.m. on Sunday, dropping a hard-fought 7-6 decision to the Huntington Patriots 18U.
Casey Smith was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI and a run scored, while Williamson was also 2-for-3. Grosch went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and Rafalski was 0-for-3.
Shepard went 4 1/3 innings on the mound, allowing three earned run. Warren product Nick Hussey went 1/3 of an inning, allowing three runs.
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Steelheads 17U Travel
The Erie Steelheads 17U Travel went 1-1 over the weekend.
Game 1 saw them earn an 8-2 win over the Suburban Columbus Trappers.
Warren’s Ben Berdine was 1-for-3 with a team-high three RBIs, while high school teammate Ethan Wilson was 0-for-1 with a run scored. Both had a stolen base.
Wilson went 1 2/3 innings on the mound, allowing an unearend run. Jack Malec (Cathedral Prep) got the start on the mound, going five innings, allowing one run while striking out five. Malec was also 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI.
The Steelies dropped their second game on Saturday, 10-0 against the Ohio Surge Prime 17U. Mike Oblich (Prep) had both hits for the Steelies.