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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | May 3, 2021


WAVERLY — Junior Derek Seymour pitched five strong innings, and Waverly took advantage of seven errors in a 12-1 five-inning win over Whitney Point in IAC Division 3 baseball action here on a rainy Monday afternoon.

Seymour allowed one run on two hits, while striking out 12 and walking three in a complete-game performance to earn the win in his first varsity start.

The Wolverines scored all the runs they would need in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI single by freshman Joey Tomasso, who later scored on a passed ball.

After Whitney Point scored a run in the top of the second to trim the deficit to 2-1, Waverly took firm control with six runs in the home half of the frame. Junior Caden Hollywood’s two-RBI single was the key hit in the rally.

Waverly added three runs — all with two outs — in the third inning on an RBI triple by Tomasso, an RBI double off the bat of sophomore Ty Beeman, and an RBI single by Hollywood to cap the rally.

Junior Thomas Hand’s RBI single in the fourth inning provided the final margin.

Hollywood singled twice, stole two bases, scored one run, and collected three RBI, and Tomasso tripled and singled, scored three runs and drove in one run to pace Waverly’s six-hit attack.

Beeman doubled, scored two runs, and drove in one run in the win, while Hand singled, scored one run, and knocked in one run, freshman Jay Pipher scored one run and drove in one run, and senior Nick VanHouten,  juniors Kaden Wheeler and Brady Blauvelt, and sophomore Isaiah Bretz each scored one run.

Waverly, now 2-1, returns to action Friday when it hots O-M / Watkins Glen.


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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.