VanHOUTEN EARNS WIN IN FIRST START; WAVERLY ROLLS OVER SVEC, 17-
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | May 21, 2021 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney
WAVERLY — Senior Nick VanHouten pitched a complete game to earn the win
in his first varsity start in Waverly’s 17-1 victory over SVEC here
Friday afternoon in IAC Division 3 baseball action.
VanHouten allowed one run on five hits, while striking out seven and walking one in seven innings of work. He threw just 85 pitches.
The Wolverines trailed 1-0, but scored five runs in the second inning, and four more in the third to take a 9-1. They salted the game away with eight runs in the fifth inning.
Junior Thomas Hand was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and three stolen bases, and Brennan Traub singled three times, scored three runs, and drove in one to lead Waverly’s 13-hit attack.
Junior Kaden Wheeler tripled and singled, scored two runs, and had three RBI in the win, while sophomore Isaiah Bretz singled twice, scored two runs, and drove in one run, sophomore Ty Beeman singled and scored three runs, freshman Joey Tomasso singled, scored one run, and knocked in one run.
Junior Brady Blauvelt added a single for the Wolverines, while VanHouten scored two runs and drove in one run, freshman Jay Pipher scored one run, and had two RBI, and juniors Caden Hollywood and Derek Seymour each knocked in one run.
Waverly, now 10-3, hosts Notre Dame Monday.
About the Author
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.