WAVERLY RIDES STRONG PITCHING INTO CHAMPIONSHIP GAME OF SEASON-ENDING JV LEAGUE TOURNEY
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | May 14, 2022 | Photo courtesy Chela Bubniak
WAVERLY — Waverly rode dominant pitching to a pair of wins this week,
and into the championship game of the IAC junior varsity baseball
The top-seeded junior Wolverines, now 11-1, rolled to a 12-1 win over Newfield Thursday, and an 11-1 win over Thomas A. Edison Friday, and will host second--seeded Lansing (12-1) Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Waverly 12, Newfield 1, 5 innings
Jake VanHouten fired a no-hitter to lead Waverly to 12-1 win over Newfield in the quarterfinals Thursday.
VanHouten struck out 11 and walked six in five innings to earn the win.
Charlie Larrabee stroked three singles and scored one run, and Carter George rapped a pair of doubles and scored two runs to pace Waverly at the plate, while Thomas Morley singled twice, scored two runs, and drove in two runs, and Lincoln Sharpsteen singled twice, scored one run, and had two RBI.
VanHouten singled and scored two runs in the win, while Nehemiah Anthony doubled, scored one run, and had two RBI. Sean Bubniak singled and scored one run, and Ryan Bostwick scored a pair of runs.
Waverly 11, Thomas A. Edison 1, 5 inning
Sean Bubniak tossed a three-hitter to lead Waverly to an 11-1 five-inning win over Thomas A. Edison in the semifinals Friday.
Bubniak struck out six and walked none, while allowing an unearned run in five innings to earn the win.
Charlie Larrabee singled twice and scored three runs to pace Waverly at the plate, while Ben Shaw singled, scored two runs, and drove in one run, Bubniak tripled, scored one run, and drove in two runs, and Carter George singled, scored one run, and drove in two runs
Jake VanHouten singled, scored one run, and knocked in one run in the win, while Thomas Morley doubled and drove in one run, Nehemiah Anthony doubled and scored one run,and Lincoln Sharpsteen scored a pair of runs.
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).