WAVERLY POUNDS OUT DOUBLEHEADER SWEEP OF O-M / WATKINS GLEN
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | May 19, 2021
WATKINS GLEN — Waverly’s bat remained on fire here Wednesday in a
convincing doubleheader sweep of Watkins Glen in IAC Division 3 baseball
The Wolverines have won four straight since a 4-2 loss at Athens Friday, and have scored 59 runs in that stretch.
Waverly 22, Watkins Glen 1
Sophomore Isaiah Bretz, junior Caden Hollywood, and freshman Jay Pipher combined for nine hits and eight RBI to lead Waverly to a 22-1 five-inning rout of Watkins Glen in the first game of the twinbill.
The Wolverines led 4-1 after two innings, then scored seven runs in the third inning, four in the fourth, and finished off the offensive barrage with seven runs in the fifth inning.
Bretz had three hits, including a home run, two runs scored, and three RBI, while Hollywood stroked three singles, scored two runs, and had three RBI, and Pipher had three hits, including a double, scored three runs, and drove in two runs to pace Waverly’s 18-hit onslaught.
Junior Thomas Hand singled twice, scored three runs, and drove in one run in the win, while junior Brennan Traub singled twice, scored one run, and knocked in one run, freshman Joey Tomasso doubled, scored three runs, and had three RBI, and sophomore Ty Beeman singled, scored two runs, and had three RBI.
Junior Kaden Wheeler doubled, scored one run, and drove in one run for the Wolverines, while junior Brady Blauvelt singled and scored two runs, senior Kam Peters singled and drove in one run, senior Nick VanHouten scored two runs, and Damien McConnell crossed the plate once.
Blauvelt earned the win for Waverly, allowing one unearned run on three hits, while striking out three and walking one in four innings on the mound.
Waverly 13, Watkins Glen 6
Waverly, playing as the home team in the second game of the doubleheader, scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to blow open a close game on its way to a 13-6 win.
The Wolverines trailed 4-3 after four innings, but scored three runs in the fifth inning, in a rally that featured RBI singles by Hollywood and Beeman, to take a 6-4 lead.
Beeman, on in relief, struck out the side in the top of the sixth, and the Wolverines pushed their lead to 13-4 — scoring all seven runs with two outs.
The rally was highlighted by a two-run single by Traub, an RBI double by Tomasso, and RBI singles by Pipher, Hollywood. The final two runs scored on wild pitches.
Hollywood had three singles, scored two runs, and drove in two runs, while junior Jack Barrett singled twice and had two RBI, and Tomasso doubled and singled, scored two runs, and knocked in one run to lead Waverly at the plate.
Traub singled, scored two runs, and drove in two runs for the Wolverines, while Pipher singled, scored two runs, and knocked in one run, Wheeler singled and scored two runs, Beeman singled, scored one run, and drove in one run, Bretz singled and scored one run, and Hand crossed the plate once.
Beeman earned the win for the Wolverines, allowing three runs — two earned — on three hits in 5 2/3 innings of relief. He fanned seven and walked four.
Waverly, now 9-2, returns to action Thursday at Corning.
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.