WAVERLY SCORES LATE TO PULL OUT 7-6 WIN OVER DRYDEN
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | May 11, 2021
DRYDEN — Sophomore Ty Beeman knocked in the go-ahead run as Waverly
scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull out a 7-6 win
over Dryden here Tuesday afternoon in IAC Division 3 baseball action.
Tied at 4-4 after six innings, junior Thomas Hand led off the top of the seventh with a groundball single to right field. Hand took second on a sacrifice bunt by freshman Jay Pipher, but was thrown out on a dropped third strike that allowed freshman Joey Tomasso to reach.
After Tomasso advanced to second base on a passed ball, Beeman doubled to right field to make it 5-4.
Walks to juniors Caden Hollywood and Brennan Traub loaded the bases with Wolverines, and junior Kaden Wheeler provided a pair of insurance runs with a two-run double to center field to push the lead to 7-4.
Dryden scored one run in the home half of the seventh, thanks to two singles, a walk, and an error, and had the bases loaded, but Beeman struck out the only batter he faced to preserve the win an earn the save.
Waverly opened the scoring with two runs in the top of the second inning. With one out, Hollywood and Traub hit consecutive singles. After a groundout moved the runners up, Hollywood scored on a wild pitch, and Jack Barrett drove home Traub with an RBI double.
Dryden got a run back in the bottom of the second inning on a lead-off home run by Bradley Perry, but the Wolverines scored two more runs in the top of the third — on an RBI groundout off the bat of Beeman, and a balk — to make it 4-1.
Dryden tied the game in the home half of the fourth inning on a three-run home run to center field by Nathaniel Poole.
Beeman doubled and singled, scored one run, and drove in two runs, while Hollywood singled twice and scored two runs, and Traub singled twice and scored one run to pace Waverly’s 10-hit attack.
Wheeler doubled and drove in two runs in the win, while Barrett doubled and knocked in one run, Pipher singled and scored a run, Hand added a single, and Tomasso scored a pair of runs.
Pipher started on the mound for Waverly. He allowed four runs on five hits, while striking out six and walking three in 5 2/3 innings of work.
Junior Brady Blauvelt earned the win, allowing an unearned run on two hits, while striking out one and walking one in one inning of relief.
Waverly, now 5-2, travels to Notre Dame Wednesday.
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.