PIPHER UNHITTABLE; WAVERLY TOPS WG/OM, 7-1, IN SEASON OPENER
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | April 4, 2022 | Photo courtesy Jackson Lawrence
WATKINS GLEN — Sophomore Jay Pipher threw five no-hit innings to lead
Waverly to a season-opening, 7-1, win over Watkins Glen / Odessa-Montour
here Monday afternoon in IAC South Large School Division baseball
Pipher struck out two and walk two, and threw 61 pitches while earning the win. Senior Derek Seymour finished off the game, allowing one run on two hits, while striking out two in two innings.
After a scoreless first inning, senior Caden Hollywood and junior Ty Beeman stroked back-to-back singles to lead off the top of the second inning.
After the Wolverines hit into their second double-play in as many innings, senior Brennan Traub and junior Nate DeLill rapped RBI singles to give the Wolverines an early 2-0 lead.
Waverly added an unearned run in the fifth inning to push its lead to 3-0, added a run in the sixth on an RBI single by Thomas Hand to make it 4-0.
Junior Bryce Bailey gave Waverly a 5-0 lead with an RBI single in the top of the seventh inning, and DeLill finished off the scoring with a two-out, two-run home run to left field to extend the lead to 7-0.
DeLill homered and singled, scored one run, and had three RBI, while senior Brady Blauvelt singled twice and scored two runs, and Hand singled twice and knocked in one run to lead Waverly’s 11-hit attack.
Hollywood singled, scored one run, and drove in one run for the Wolverines, while Pipher, Beeman, and Traub singled and scored one run, and Bailey singled and knocked in one run.
Waverly, now 1-0, hosts WG/O-M 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.