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Warren Minors all-stars win opener Saturday

Photo submitted to Times Observer Warren’s Boys Minors (8-10-year-old) all-stars are introduced prior to a Little League tournament-opening win on Saturday at Kane.

KANE — Just like the older Warren boys Friday, the Warren Boys Minors (8-10) started strong, beating Kane 6-3 on Saturday in Little League all-star tournament play.

Warren’s Boys Minors advance to host Potter/McKean at 6 p.m. today at Betts-Jackson Field.

Ty Bryan started the bottom of the second inning off with a single and, after Benny Matson singled, Jack Abplanalp knocked both home with a triple.

Meanwhile, Warren starting pitcher Bryan was dealing. He struck out seven over 3 1/3 innings and left with a lead.

Warren added three more runs in the third — all with two outs. Clay Cummings led off with a single and, with two outs, an RBI single by Bryan and two-run single by John Papalia stretched the lead to 5-0.

Trailing 6-0, Kane scored three times in the fifth, but after giving up a single, double and triple, Cummings retired the next six of seven batters to secure the win.

Bryan finished 2 for 3 with an RBI, Abplanalp 2 for 2 with two RBIs and Papalia reached base three times with two RBIs.

Defensively, Bryan had a key double play from shortstop to second baseman Lauson Hoisington stop a big Kane fifth inning from continuing.

BOYS MAJORS

COUDERSPORT — in a battle of unbeatens, Warren’s Boys Majors (11-12) all-stars fell to Potter/McKean 4-1 on Sunday.

Warren (1-1) will next play on Thursday against an opponent to be determined.

Warren led 1-0 after Logan Ristau singled and ended up scoring on a sacrifice fly by Tanner Stuart. It was Warren’s lone base hit in the game.

Potter/McKean scored twice in the fourth and twice in the fifth and held Warren scoreless over the final three innings, striking out eight of the final nine outs.

GIRLS JUNIOR SOFTBALL

Warren’s Girls Juniors all-stars (13-14) were eliminated 23-1 at Bradford on Friday.

In Warren’s lone offensive highlight, Alexis Stec returned from injury and doubled in the only run. She also had two nice catches in the field.

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