Adam Gallagher hit an RBI triple to right-center field in the sixth inning to tie the game, then scored the go-ahead run on a two-out error and host Maine-Endwell held on for a 2-1 victory over Johnson City in a Class A baseball semifinal on Wednesday.
Johnson City took the lead in the top of the fourth when Henry Pellicciotti singled, moved to third on an Adam Kettle single, and scored on a Troy Scales RBI-groundout.
Gallagher’s hit drove in Darnell Wolfolk to knot the score at 1-1.
Zach Kollar scattered five hits, struck out 15, and walked one to get the win for the Spartans.
Maine-Endwell will take on Vestal in the Section 4 Class A championship game tonight at Union-Endicott at 7 p.m.
Class A baseball
Vestal 13, Owego 4: At Vestal, Mike Osinski went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and scattered three hits over five innings of work to earn the win for Vestal.
Class AA baseball
U-E 8, Elmira 1: Joey Orlando pitched five innings of two-hit ball with seven strikeouts before yielding to Jared McStine, leading the host Tigers past Elmira in a semifinal.
The Tigers broke the game open with a six-run fifth inning that began with three consecutive walks and included an RBI single by Dylan Hayes, a two-run double by C.J. Krowiak and a run-scoring single by Orlandom to go with a throwing error that allowed three runs in. Krowiak and Hayes each went 2-for-3.
U-E will oppose STAC champion Horseheads in the final, 4:30 this afternoon at Binghamton University.
Class B baseball
Oneonta 6, Chenango Forks 3: At Chenango Forks, Noah Sheehan hit a two-out two-run single and Jon Vega followed with an RBI-single in the third inning to give Oneonta a 5-0 lead.
Forks’ Andrew Ziegenfus hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the third to bring the Blue Devils within two, but Oneonta would add a run in the top of the fourth and hold on for the win.
Oneonta will play Waverly at Union-Endicott today at 4 p.m.
Class D baseball
Hancock 14, Edmeston 1: Tyler Phillips doubled home two runs and Tyler Chapman singled in two more in a seven-run second inning for host Hancock (17-5), which advanced to a fourth consecutive Class D title game. Hancock will face Elmira Notre Dame at SUNY-Oneonta today at 4:30 p.m. Phillips finished 3-for-5 with five RBI.
Elmira Notre Dame 12, Marathon 1: Aaron Carson hit a two-run home run as part of an eight-run third inning, and the host Crusaders move on to the title game.
Class A softball
Maine-Endwell 7, Owego 0: At Maine-Endwell, Emily Missavage went 2-for-4 with four RBIs and Allie Missavage went 3-for-4 with an RBI as the Spartans shut out Owego. Kim Jones had eight strikeouts in a complete game three-hitter.
Class B softball
CV 13, Whitney Point 2: The host Warriors rolled into the semifinal round aided by a 2-for-4, three-run, three-RBI effort from Chelsea Henige. She contributed a two-run home run to CV’s four-run fifth inning. Alexis Phillips added a 2-for-4 showing for the Warriors, who’ll visit Windsor at 4:30 this afternoon.
Windsor 15, SV 0: At Windsor, Kylie Buchek hit a three-run inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the fifth to give Windsor the win in a mercy-rule game.
Buchek finished the game 2-for-3 with six RBIs and three runs scored. Allison Lockwood went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs scored for the Black Knights.
Morgan Starley threw a two-hitter, striking out 10 and only alloweing one walk in five innings.
Class C softball
Seton Catholic Central 9, Groton 1: At SCC, Samantha Stento was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Nicole Keefe was 2-for-2 with four runs scored to lead the Saints past Groton in a Section 4 Class C quarterfinal. The Saints will play at Thomas A. Edison today at 4:30.
Class D softball
Afton 9, GMU 0: At Afton, Cassidy Phillipo and Payton Cutting combined for ten strikeouts in a one-hitter. GMU’s lone hit was a first inning single.
Connor Decker was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for the Crimson Knights.
Afton will play the winner of the Edmeston/ Worcester game, which was rained out and will be played today at 4:30.
Deposit 10, Roxbury 1: The Lumberjacks sent 15 batters to the plate and scored nine runs on five hits and six walks in their rout of Roxbury.