The ninth-ranked Dryden High baseball team closed the regular season with its second consecutive loss, falling 4-3 to Union Springs on Monday in Interscholastic Athletic Conference play at Cornell University’s Hoy Field.
The IAC Large School North Division champion Purple Lions, who dipped to 11-6 overall, hope to right the ship on Wednesday night in Elmira against IAC Small North champion Edison in the Large School title game. That game will begin at 7 p.m. at Dunn Field.
Senior Alan Davis took the loss on Monday for Dryden, allowing three runs — two earned — four hits in three innings. The Wolves scored single runs in each of the first four innings before Dryden broke through in the fifth, getting sacrifice flies by Brian Colbert and Davis after loading the bases on a hit batter and two singles.
Dryden added a run in the sixth on another bases-loaded sac fly but could not push across the tying run.
The Purple Lions lost on Friday at Westhill, 4-2, in a nonleague matchup against the state’s 16th-ranked team.
Edison 11, Watkins Glen 3: At Watkins Glen, Edison drew into a first-place tie with Elmira Notre Dame in the IAC South Large School standings. John Jones pitched a complete game for Edison. The Spartans got two hits each from Josh Cosgrove, Adam Shumaker, Tyler Troccia and Quinton Kettell.
Trumansburg 2, Spencer-Van Etten 0: On Monday at Spencer, lefty Cam Lueder combined with relievers Jeff Cotterill and Mitchell Swartwood on a two-hit shutout as the Blue Raiders improved to 14-3. The Panthers dipped to 5-11.
Corning 17, Ithaca 2: At Ithaca, the Hawks scored 10 runs in the first inning en route to clinching the STAC West championship. Corning improved to 14-2 overall and 10-2 in STAC.
Thomas A. Edison 18, Watkins Glen 1: On Monday at Watkins Glen, the Spartans clinched the IAC South Large title by defeating the Senecas.
Edison (14-2, 12-1) will play for the overall IAC Large School title on Wednesday at Cornell’s Niemand-Robison Field. The Spartans will play the IAC North Large School champion, either Whitney Point or Lansing, at 5 p.m. following the Small School final at 3, between Tioga and Union Springs.