ERRORS PROVE COSTLY IN WAVERLY'S 5-2 LOSS AT SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | April 28, 2022
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — South Williamsport capitalized on a trio of Waverly
errors to pull out a 5-3 win here Thursday afternoon in non-league
The Mounties scored two runs in the home half of the first inning as the result of a walk, and a two-out outfield error that allowed both runners to score.
The Wolverines tied the game up in the top of the third.
With one out, senior Thomas Hand walked, and junior Bryce Bailey reached on an error. With two outs, senior Caden Hollywood put Waverly on the board with an RBI double to close the gap to 2-1.
Back-to-back walks to senior Brennan Traub and Tomasso forced home a run to tie the game.
South Williamsport took advantage of another Waverly error in the home half of the inning to take a 3-2 lead.
The Mounties tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to extend their lead to 5-2.
Tomasso led off the top of the sixth win a single, stole second, and eventually scored on a wild pitch to trim the deficit to 5-3.
The Wolverines threatened in the seventh with a two-out walk to junior Ty Beeman and a single by Hollywood, but a strikeout ended the game.
Tomasso was the hard-luck loser in the game. He allowed five runs — only one earned — on one hit, while striking out six and walking six.
Hollywood doubled and singled, and drove in one run to pace Waverly at the plate, while Tomasso singled, scored one run, and drove in one run, and Beeman added a single. Hand and Bailey each scored a run for the Wolverines.
Waverly, now 9-4, plays at Athens and Sayre Saturday.
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 five sites in "The Sports Reports" family that cover 24 school districts in five counties: Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020); Northern Tier West Sports Report (March 15, 2021) Southern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 16, 2021).