Canton coach Rockwell gets 300th win - 2012 NTL and District 4 News -

Canton coach Rockwell gets 300th win.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | May 3, 2012 | Photo courtesy The Review


2012 Canton vs. Williamson BaseballThe Canton Warriors got a run in the fourth and two in the fifth to rally from an early deficit and defeat Williamson 3-2 on Wednesday.

The victory was the 300th for head coach Bob Rockwell.

"Williamson played a real nice ball game against us," Rockwell said. "Canton, when I've been here, we've had a lot of good players. And, I've had some really good assistant coaches to. Jay Perry for many, many years, Craig Route and now Lyle Wesneski.

"It's a testament to all the players. We've had some really good players throughout the years."

Canton got two hits, with an RBI and a stolen base from Ben Pepper and Chase Pepper, Lyle Wesneski, Josiah Barto, Emmett Watson, Connor Route and Scott Rockwell all had hits.

Rockwell stole a base, Route, Watson and Barto scored runs and Wes Moore had an RBI.

Ryan Ball started, striking out four and walking two and allowing one earned run in three innings. Ben Pepper got the win, striking out five, walking three and allowing one unearned run in four innings.

Hunter Huyett and Drew Fish had hits for Williamson and Derek Confer started, with Trevor Adriance working in relief for Williamson. Confer struck out three and Adriance struck out two.

Canton hosts Towanda on Friday.

NEB 10, Wellsboro 10, suspended after seven innings

The Panthers battled back, scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh down 10-7, to force extra innings on Wednesday.

Due to darkness the game was suspended and will be completed at a time and date to be determined.

"I was pleased, we were down, we came back," Northeast Bradford coach Brian Pifer said. "Our pitchers did all right. I'm proud of the boys, they didn't give up, they didn't give in. It's something we have worked on this year, even though it hasn't shown up in the win column yet.

"It's always a confidence builder when you put kids into positions and they do well and they realize they can play at this level. It's something we've been working very hard at and I give the boys a lot of credit for battling today."

Both teams were aggressive on the base paths, the Panthers stealing 16 bases on 16 tries and the Green Hornets getting 10 steals on 11 tries.

Aaron Pifer had a hit, scored two runs and stole four bases and Todd Bonin had two hits, scored two runs, stole a base and had an RBI.

Brett Goodwin had two hits, five stolen bases, an RBI and three runs scored and James Zajac had three hits, three runs scored, a double, four steals and four RBI.

Ben Abell had a hit and an RBI, Jeremiah Harvey had a hit and two RBI and Cody Clark had a hit, while Jesse Stroud and Austin Saxer each stole a base and scored a run.

For Wellsboro, Matt Reese had two hits, scored three runs and stole three bases, Pat Parsons had two hits, stole two bases and scored a run and Ben Shaw had a hit, two steals and scored two runs.

Brian Doty had a double, a stolen base and two RBI, Thomas Johnston had a hit, a run scored, an RBI and two stolen bases, while Dylan Prough had a hit, a run scored and two RBI.

Brandon Owlett had two hits, a double, a triple, a run scored and an RBI and Brandon Grinell hit a solo home run.

Abell worked two innings for the Panthers, striking out one, walking three and allowing two hits and two runs, both earned. Stroud worked three innings, striking out three and Andy Seeley worked 1 1/3 innings, while Bill Franklin worked 2/3 of an inning.

Pat Herres struck out one in one inning, with one run allowed, earned, and two hits for Wellsboro. Johnston worked two innings with two strikeouts, Owlett struck out four in two innings and Reese struck out five in two innings.

Sayre 11, Troy 6

SAYRE - The Redskins got a 4-for-4 day from Alex Lyons with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored and Joe Kozemko had two hits, with a double and two runs scored and Nick Skeropn had two hits, with a double, a triple, an RBI and two runs scored.

Brad Felt had two hits, two runs scored and an RBI and Kyle Ketter had a hit, Nate Williams had a hit and scored a run , Jared Donovan had a double and scored a run, Dave Mendola with a hit and a run scored and Tyler Williams with two RBI.

Lyons started on the mound for Sayre, striking out eight, and Delbert Lewis started for Troy, with Lucas Havens pitching in relief.

Havens was 5-for-5 with two stolen bases, a run scored and two RBI and Josh Mattocks had two hits and two RBI.

Lewis and Chad Vermilya had hits, with Vermilya's being a double, while Tyler Hodge scored two runs, Landis Zimmerman and Jason Esias each scored runs and Justin Fitzwater stole a base.

Athens 3, CV 2

ATHENS - The Wildcats eeked out an NTL baseball cross-over win to keep their district playoff hopes alive Wednesday.

Athens took an early lead in the bottom of the first as Adam McCauley scored off a Curt Moore double.

CV retaliated in the top of the second as Brandon Whitesell and Josh Nudd scored to put the Indians up 2-1.

In the bottom of the fourth Athens retook the lead as Craig Moore and Mike Estes scored. The Wildcats would hold on from there.

Tyler Forbes earned the win, going the distance to strikeout eight while allowing four hits, two walks and two earned runs.

McCauley, Craig Moore, Curt Moore and Estes all had hits with Moore driving in a run.

Nudd and Whitesell had the two lone CV hits while Mitch Dent scored the loss. He struck and walked none while allowing four hits.

Towanda 16, Galeton 1, 4 innings

The Black Knights got five runs in the first and seven more in the second on their way to the victory.

Zack Ripic had a two-run home run to key the first inning and Austin Markel had a two-run triple in the second.

"I was pleased with the way we pitched," Towanda coach Bill Sexton said. "I thought (Sawyer) Strope came in and threw really well. He handcuffed them, he did what he needed to do. It was good to see him throw strikes. Offensively we took advantage of the opportunity to hit the ball. WE came in and played up to our level of play."

Strope struck out four in two perfect innings to get the win and Brandon Dinelli struck out three, walked one and allowed on hit and one run in two innings.

Casey Huff was 3-for-3 with a pair of runs scored, a stolen base and an RBI and Dinelli had two hits, with a triple, an RBI and a run scored.

Ripic had his fourth home run of the year, a pair or RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base and Mason Roof had two doubles, two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base. Matt Bartholomew scored a run, Markel had two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored and Ty Johnson had an RBI.

Nick Place had a run scored and an RBI, Grady Robinson had a hit and an RBI, Noah Huff scored three runs, Strope had two hits, with a double, and a run scored, while Dylan Bates had an RBI and a run scored.

Galeton's Thomas Ross had an RBI single and Chris Kirby scored for them.

Chad Shuemaker started for Galeton, striking out three and J.C. Sunderlin pitched in relief.

Towanda is at Canton on Friday.

 Wyalusing 12, Mansfield 2, 5 innings

The Rams got two hits, a run scored and an RBI from Kye Novak and Joey Champluvier had a hit, a run scored and an RBI.

Logan Hitchcock had a triple and two RBI, Andrew Pickett had two RBI and a run scored and Mitchell Pickett and Dominic Ciccolini each scored runs.

Kyle Tinna had two hits and an RBI, Cody Pickett had two hits and scored a run and Chad Johnson scored three runs.

Mansfield got two hits each from Taylor Hillson and Sam Rotella and Logan Wise and Jeremy Wiles scored runs, while Ben Wilson had a double and an RBI.

Tinna worked four innings, striking out one, walking two and allowing three hits and one earned run for Wyalusing, while Champluvier worked two innings, walking one, allowing two hits and one unearned run.

Bryce Zaparzynski started for Mansfield.

Wyalusing is at Athens on Friday.

St. John Neumann 2, Sullivan County 1

The Griffins fell behind 2-0 after one inning and got a run back in the fifth but couldn't get any closer.

Sullivan County got two hits each from Kelby Mullen, Tom Blasi and Jake Gavitt, with Mullen getting a double and Gavitt an RBI. Barry Heinrich had a double and scored a run.

Zach Meyer struck out five, walked one and allowed eight hits and two runs, both earned for the Griffins, while Brock Danicker struck out eight for Neumann.

Sullivan County is at Muncy on Friday.

Tioga 7, Odessa-Montour 4

The Tigers scored all seven runs in the fourth and fifth innings to pick up another close IAC win Wednesday.

Ryan Verguson was perfect at the plate for Tioga, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored while Cody Bennett was 2-for-4 with a double, home run, RBI and run scored. Peter Simmons went 2-for-3 with 3-RBI while Eric Zwierlein, Jake Howland, Zach Williams and Dakota Skinner all had hits with Zwierlein's and Williams' a double. Zwierlein added 2-runs while Howland and Williams both had a run scored and RBI.

Zwierlein scored the win, going the distance for four strikeouts while allowing one walk, eight hits and just one earned run.

Tanner DePew and Kyle Bailey led OM with two hits each.

DePew took the loss, striking out three while allowing two walks, 11 hits and seven earned runs.

Tioga will host Edison Friday.