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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | June 1, 2021 | Photo courtesy Brian Fees


HORSEHEADS — Horseheads took the lead early and never trailed in a 7-2 win over Waverly here Tuesday afternoon in non-league baseball action.

The Blue Raiders scored a run in the home half of the first inning, and three more in the second to take a 4-0 lead.

Horseheads tacked on two runs in the fourth inning to up its lead to 6-0.

Senior Nick VanHouten and junior Thomas Hand hit back-to-back singles to open the top of the sixth, and freshman Jay Pipher reached on an infield error to load the bases.

Freshman Joey Tomasso put the Wolverines on the board with an RBI groundball single into left field.

With one out, Ty Beeman plated Hand with an RBI groundout to make it 6-2.

Sophomore Isaiah Bretz walked to lead off the top of the seventh inning, but a 4-3 double play, and a strikeout ended the game.

Tomasso singled and drove in one run, while Hand and VanHouten each singled and scored one run, and junior Brennan Traub added a single to account for Waverly’s four hits. Beeman added an RBI.

Junior Derek Seymour had the best turn on the mound for the Wolverines, allowing two unearned runs on five hits in 3 1/3 innings. He struck out one and walked none.

Waverly, now 11-4, returns to action Wednesday at Ithaca.


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Tim Birney

Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.

Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.

River Road Media Group includes Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.