WAVERLY FALLS TO LANSING, 2-1, IN LARGE SCHOOL JV TITLE GAME
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | May 17, 2022 | Photo courtesy Chela Bubniak
WAVERLY — Waverly’s comeback in the bottom of the seventh inning came up
90 feet short in a 2-1 loss to Lansing here Tuesday afternoon in the
IAC Large School junior varsity championship baseball game.
The Bobcats scored runs in the third and sixth inning, and led 2-0 after 6 1/2 innings.
Nehemiah Anthony led off the home half of the seventh inning with a single, and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Bryce LaForest.
With two outs, Ben Shaw walked, and Carter George stroked an RBI single to close the gap to 2-1.
Sean Bubniak followed with a single to load the bases, but the junior Wolverines left the bases jammed.
Bubniak was tagged with the loss, allowing two runs on two hits in six innings, while striking our six and walking three. Jake VanHouten struck out one and walked two in an inning of scoreless relief.
George singled and drove in one run, and Anthony singled and scored one run to pace Waverly at the plate, while VanHouten, Shaw, Bubniak, Thomas Morley, and Ryan Bostwick each singled.
Waverly left 11 runners on base in the loss, including seven in scoring position, and left the bases loaded twice.
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).