Luke Scoville hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Binghamton High baseball team to its first win of the season, 5-4, over Ithaca in Southern Tier Athletic Conference play on Tuesday at Binghamton.
The Patriots (1-8) trailed 4-2 heading into their final at-bat. Matt Scott led off with an infield single and advanced to second base on a fly-out. Bryan Conn followed with a walk and John Petrucci hit a single to load the bases.
Nate Keuter then hit a double, scoring Scott and Conn to tie the game at 4. Austin Keuter then walked to reload the bases for Scoville, whose sac fly scored Petrucci.
Sammy Meminger started for the Little Red (4-7), with James Cronin coming on in the sixth inning and taking the loss.
Spencer Casey scattered eight hits and got the win for Binghamton, which was outhit by Ithaca, 8-7.
The Little Red was slated to host Corning on Wednesday evening before wrapping up the regular season with games Monday at Union-Endicott and Tuesday at home against Binghamton.
Edison 11, Lansing 10: At Thomas A. Edison, Kobie Punchard singled home Chris Becker with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Spartans rallied for an Interscholastic Athletic Conference victory.
Josh Cosgrove started the inning by getting hit by a pitch. He stole second, was bunted to third and scored when Becker’s grounder was booted by the shortstop. Becker stole second and went to third on a hit by Andy Dolan. After John Jones was intentionally walked to load the bases, Punchard singled over the shortstop’s head.
Punchard was 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs. John was 3-for-3 with three RBIs, and Dolan doubled and drove in two runs.
Brandon Mikula was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs for Lansing. Ben Kutler had a double and two RBIs.
Lansing and Union Springs are tied for first place in the IAC Large North Division, both with 9-1 league records. The Bobcats are scheduled to play at Dryden on Wednesday, then host Trumansburg for Senior Day on Friday before wrapping up the regular season on Monday at Watkins Glen.
Dryden 5, Waverly 3: At Dryden, Jayson Wojcinski pitched a four-hitter to lead the Purple Lions to a non-league victory. Wojcinski struck out seven and took a shutout into the seventh inning.
Wojcinski, Devon Tyler and Noah Welgoss had two hits each for the Purple Lions (7-6), who collected 10 hits in all off of the Wolverines’ Collin Traub.
Mason Salsman homered for Waverly.
Dunn Field to host IAC finals: The Elmira Pioneers and Dunn Field will host the IAC championship games next Thursday, May 14.
The Large School final will be played at 5 p.m. and the Small School final will follow at 7:15. Thomas A. Edison is in first place in the Large School Division; Tioga (10-1) is the lone IAC school to have clinched its division (Small South).
Dunn Field also hosted the IAC finals in 2013 and 2014.
Tickets will be $5 and the concession stand will be open for both games. Fans are asked not to bring in outside food or beverages.
Edison 5, Lansing 2: At Elmira Heights, Mckenzie Slaven struck out 13 in pitching a six-hitter as Thomas A. Edison beat Lansing in a non-league game.
Emily Lear was 3-for-3 for the Spartans (9-4). Laura Tryon was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Leaha Jones was 2-for-3.
Dryden 12, Elmira Notre Dame 7: On Tuesday at Dryden, Erik Dardia had five goals and Padraic Iannello added four goals and three assists as the Purple Lions evened their record at 6-6 by topping the Crusaders. Tripp Calale and Bryan Iannello combined to make nine saves for the winners, who led 8-2 at halftime.
Track and field
Ithaca sweeps Horseheads: On Tuesday at Horseheads, the Little Red boys scored a 97-44 victory over the Blue Raiders, while the Ithaca girls took their meet, 92.5-42.5. Lauren Trumble was a double-winner in the girls’ meet, winning the 400 and 3,000 meters, as was teammate EJ Onah, who won the 100 and the long jump.
Five from area make all-state: Newfield’s Mariyah Byrd, Lansing’s Shea and Maura McCartney and Candor’s Mikayla Short have all been named to the Class C all-state girls’ basketball team. The teams were announced on Tuesday.
In addition, Emily Kopp of Southern Cayuga was a sixth-team pick in Class D.
Byrd, a 5-4 sophomore, was named fourth-team all-state after leading the Trojans to the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Small South division title. Byrd averaged 14.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 7.0 assists for the Trojans (15-6), who fell to Bainbridge-Guilford in the Section 4 Class C semifinals.
The McCartney twins both were named all-state for the second consecutive season, Shea (15.1 ppg., 7.5 rpg.) to the fifth team and Maura (12.5 ppg., 5.2 rpg., 4.7 apg.) to the seventh team. The duo led the Bobcats (14-6) to the Section 4 Class C semis, where they fell to eventual champion Watkins Glen.
Short, a 5-6 junior guard, averaged 14.3 points, 3.6 steals and 3.1 assists for the Indians (14-7), who lost to Lansing, 35-34, in the sectional quarterfinals.