Eagles wrap regular season splitting doubleheader

Youngsville senior Alex Patch scores the game-ending run as the ball escapes from the Oswayo Valley catcher during Thursday's 15-0 non-region victory at Davis Street Field in Youngsville. Photo courtesy of Alicia Elfstrom

YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville completed its baseball regular season with a unique doubleheader on Thursday.

First, the Eagles ventured outside of the region and district to earn a 15-0 victory over Oswayo Valley before dropping a 6-2 Region 3 outing against Maplewood that was suspended by rain on Wednesday.

Next up for the Eagles will be the District 10 Class A playoffs with Youngsville’s seeding being announced perhaps as early as Friday.

On Thursday, Youngsville had little trouble dealing with District 9’s Green Wave.

Matt DeSimone led off the game with a single and quickly scored the Eagles’ lone run of the first inning on a double from James Johnson.

In the second inning, the runs came in waves.

Back-to-back doubles from Talon Mesel and Cole Johnson made it 2-0 in the second. Johnson eventually scored on an error and RBI singles from DeSimone and Nathan Lucks pushed the lead to 5-0.

Later, David Manning worked a bases loaded walk, two additional runs scored on passed balls and Lane Buccardo ripped a two-run single to complete the nine-run inning and make it 10-0 after two.

The runs kept coming in the third when DeSimone led off with a double and James Johnson followed with a single.

DeSimone then scored on a passed ball before Nathan Lucks’ RBI double pushed the lead to 12. Manning and Cole Johnson both had RBI fielder’s choices that plated Lucks and courtesy runner Gavin Bundy to make it 14-0.

The game ended via the mercy rule in the bottom of the fourth when Alex Patch led off with a walk and scored on an RBI double from DeSimone that ended the game.

DeSimone was a perfect 4-for-4 in the win with James Johnson and Lucks adding two hits each. Johnson was also the winning pitcher, throwing all four innings and allowing just one hit while striking out five.

OSWAYO VALLEY (0): Goode, ss-cf-c, 2-0-0-0, Wiley, cf-p-cf, 1-0-0-0, Karr, 2b, 1-0-0-0, Bonney, p-1b, 2-0-0-0, McCleft, 3b, 2-0-0-0, Mesler, 1b-ss, 2-0-1-0, Norton, c-p, 1-0-0-0, Karver, rf, 1-0-0-0, Bachand, lf, 0-0-0-0, Totals: 12-0-1-0

YOUNGSVILLE (15): Matt DeSimone, cf, 4-3-4-2, James Johnson, p, 2-2-2-1, Nathan Lucks, c-1b, 3-2-2-2, David Manning, ss, 2-1-1-2, Gavin Bundy, cr-lf, 0-1-0-0, Wyatt Dalrymple, 1b-c, 3-0-0-0, Talon Mesel, lf-ss, 2-1-1-0, Cole Johnson, 2b, 2-2-1-2, Lane Buccardo, rf, 2-1-1-1, Josh Pikna, rf, 0-0-0-0, Braydon Baker, 3b, 2-1-0-0, Alex Patch, 3b, 0-1-0-0, Totals: 22-15-12-10

Oswayo Valley 000 0 – 0 1 2

Youngsville 194 1 – 15 12 0

2b- Talon Mesel (Y), Matt DeSimone (Y) 2, James Johnson (Y), Nathan Lucks (Y), Cole Johnson (Y). WP- James Johnson. LP- Bonney.


YOUNGSVILLE — After taking care of Oswayo Valley early on Thursday, Youngsville dropped a 6-2 decision to Maplewood in a game that started over 24 hours earlier.

After heavy rain hit the area on Wednesday, the game was suspended in the bottom of the fifth and the Tigers made the hour-long trip back to Davis Street Field to complete the game on Thursday.

The Eagles (15-4, 12-4 Region 3) struck first on Wednesday with James Johnson doubling and moving to third on a groundout. With David Manning at the dish, Johnson scored on a balk call and Youngsville led 1-0.

That score held until the third inning when a key Eagles error and three consecutive Maplewood singles allowed the visitors to take a 2-1 advantage.

The hosts tied the game in the bottom of the fourth after Matt DeSimone hit a two-out single and James Johnson, Nathan Lucks and Manning all worked walks to force DeSimone home and make it a 2-2 game.

The rains then came – but not quickly enough for the Eagles.

Prior to the game being suspended in the bottom of the fifth, Maplewood used three straight hits and two straight Youngsville errors to score four runs and take a 6-2 lead into Thursday.

The trip back turned out to be an uneventful one as Youngsville collected two hits and Maplewood one but no additional runs scored after the resumption.

DeSimone had three hits in the loss for the Eagles and five other players had one hit each.

Youngsville finishes in a second-place tie in Region 3 with Maplewood holding the tiebreaker. However, the class AA Tigers won’t factor into Youngsville’s postseason seeding as the Eagles compete in the Class A playoffs.

MAPLEWOOD (6): Reynolds, ss, 3-2-1-0, Proper, rf, 4-2-2-0, Jordan, 3b-p, 4-0-2-1, Willison, 1b, 4-1-2-1, Koelle, p-3b, 4-0-1-0, Brucker, cr, 0-1-0-0, Woge, 2b, 4-0-1-0, Hirosky, lf, 4-0-0-0, Beuchat, cf, 3-0-0-0, Potosky, c, 2-0-0-0, Totals: 32-6-9-2

YOUNGSVILLE (2): Matt DeSimone, cf, 4-1-3-0, James Johnson, ss, 2-1-1-0, Nathan Lucks, c-p-c, 3-0-1-0, David Manning, 1b-p, 2-0-0-1, Wyatt Dalrymple, p-2b-1b, 3-0-0-0, Talon Mesel, lf, 4-0-1-0, Cole Johnson, 2b-c-2b, 4-0-1-0, Lane Buccardo, rf, 3-0-1-0, Braydon Baker, 3b, 2-0-0-0, Totals: 27-2-8-1

Maplewood 002 040 0 – 6 9 0

Youngsville 100 100 0 – 2 8 3

2b- Reynolds (M), James Johnson (Y). WP- Koelle. LP- Wyatt Dalrymple.


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