The Thomas A. Edison High baseball team, after winning four in a row to force a divisional tiebreaker with Elmira Notre Dame, kept right on rolling with a 16-6 defeat of the Crusaders to claim the Interscholastic Athletic Conference South Large School Division title on Tuesday in Southport.
The Spartans (15-2) scored five times in the second inning, then put it out of reach with 10 runs in the fifth to earn a berth in Wednesday night’s IAC Large School final. That was slated to begin at 7 p.m. at Elmira’s Dunn Field, and ended after press time; go to ithacajournal.com/sports for the result.
Sophomore John Jones hit a three-run triple to cap the Spartans’ second inning, and junior Andy Wilkins smacked a three-run double in the fifth as part of his three-hit, four-RBI day. Edison collected 13 hits in all and took advantage of six Notre Dame errors as it avenged two regular-season losses.
Notre Dame (12-5) lost at home for the second consecutive year in a division tiebreaker. Last year Waverly beat the Crusaders, 15-4.
Both teams will play in the Section 4 Class C tournament that starts next Tuesday.
Union-Endicott 13, Ithaca 4: On Tuesday at U-E, the Tigers scored seven runs in the fourth inning to break the game open. C.J. Krowiak hit a three RBI triple and Jared McStine added a two RBI single to put the hosts up 10-1 after four innings.
Horseheads 8, Ithaca 6: On Tuesday at Horseheads, the Blue Raiders outscored Ithaca 5-2 in the second half of the Section 4 match.
Kylie Sposito and Julie Miettunen scored three goals each for the Little Red, which outshot the Blue Raiders, 15-14, and had a 9-6 edge in draw controls. Ithaca (6-9 overall, 6-4 Section 4) closes its regular season at home Thursday night against Vestal. Opening draw is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Trumansburg 212, Marathon 228: On Tuesday at Trumansburg Golf Course, Aaron Oliver matched teammate Danny Lapp at even-par 36 to share medalist honors and lead the Blue Raiders (10-3) past the Olympians. Zack Brandstadt was a shot in back of the T-burg duo with a 37 to lead Marathon.
Lansing 221, Moravia incomplete: On Tuesday at Fillmore Glen G.C., Nic Whittaker shot a 4-over 39 to lead the Bobcats to victory. Moravia, which only had four players, was led by Jake Wells’ 48.
Ithaca 7, Johnson City 0: On Tuesday at Ithaca, Justin Milner outlasted Colin Curry at first single, 6-2, 6-3, as the Little Red (16-0) advanced to next week’s Southern Tier Athletic Conference title match by cruising past the Wildcats. All of Ithaca’s victories were in straight sets, and in only one other match did JC win more than one game.
Kevin Huang (second singles) and the first doubles team of Steven Carman and Aidan MacKenzie both won at love for Ithaca, which will play Maine-Endwell — a 4-3 winner over Norwich — on Monday for the conference championship. That match is slated for 3 p.m. at Maine-Endwell.