WAVERLY DROPS EXTRA-INNING THRILLER AT HORSEHEADS
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | May 13, 2022 | Photo courtesy Brian Fees
HORSEHEADS — Waverly erased an early five-run deficit, then let leads in
the seventh and eighth innings slip through their fingers in a 10-9
nine-inning loss to Horseheads here Thursday afternoon in non-league
Horseheads led 3-0 after the first inning, and 6-1 after three innings, but the Wolverines scored five times in the top of the fifth inning in a rally highlighted by an RBI double by junior Bryce Bailey and a two-run single by sophomore Jay Pipher.
Senior Caden Hollywood’s RBI single in the top of the seventh gave Waverly a 7-6 lead, but the Blue Raiders pushed a run across the plate in the home half of the frame to force extra inning.
Pipher belted a two-run double in the top of the eight to give the Wolverines a 9-7 lead, but Horseheads countered with two runs to send the game into the ninth inning.
Waverly was retired in order in the ninth, then Horseheads ended the game with a lead-off single by Cook, and an RBI double by Riley Loomis.
Pipher doubled and singled, scored two runs, and had four RBI to pace Waverly at the plate, while Hollywood singled twice and drove in one run, and Bailey doubled, scored two runs, and drove in one run.
Senior Thomas Hand singled, scored one run, and drove in one run for the Wolverines, while senior Brady Blauvelt, junior Ty Beeman and sophomore Joey Tomasso each singled and scored one run, senior Brennan Traub added a single, and junior Nate DeLill stole two bases and scored one run.
Waverly falls to 10-9 on the season.
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.