June 21, 2010
Prignon pitches White Sox to title
Jake Prignon tossed near-perfect ball Saturday to lead the White Sox to the Crown City Little League Major Division playoff championship.
Prignon pitched 4-2/3 perfect innings as the White Sox capped their playoff run with a 5-2 baseball victory over the Rockies, who were the runners-up during the regular season to the Sox. Prignon and the White Sox advance to the New York District 8 Championship later this month.
In the Minor Division title game also played at Testa Park, the Reds posted a 9-8 triumph over the Pirates.
Major Division Championship
White Sox 5, Rockies 2: Adam Passalugo went 2-for-2 at the plate as the White Sox built a 5-0 lead over the first three innings. Alex Sanford chipped in with a 1-for-2 bat.
Prignon was rolling, but lost the perfect game in the bottom of the fifth inning before Dylan Brown delivered a two-run homer for the Rockies to end the shutout, too. Brown was the losing pitcher despite fanning nine White Sox batters.
Prignon finished with a two-hitter and struck out 11 batters in the complete game effort.
Minor Division Championship:
Reds 9, Pirates 8: Zack Crum singled home the winning run in the bottom of the fifth inning as the Reds posted a one-run victory Saturday to advance to the New York District 8 Championships.
Gabe Lee added an RBI single in the bottom of the second inning while Michael Jewitt drove in two runs in the same inning with his base hit. Daniel Steve hit a home run for the winners.
The Pirates had leads of 3-0 and 5-4, but the Reds battled back each time. The Pirates tied the game at 8-8 in the top of the fifth before Crum’s game-winner. Carson Gage drove in two runs in the top of the second inning for the Pirates.
BABE RUTH BASEBALL
Sautter’s Construction 10, Fabius 3: Andrew Gillette’s three-run homer sparked an eight-run outburst in the bottom of the sixth inning. Trailing 3-2, Sautter’s Construction sent 12 batters to the plate in the inning to post a 10-3 victory over Fabius in Babe Ruth baseball action Saturday.
Kodi Barry pitched well for Sautter’s. Barry struck out 15 batters, allowed three hits and walked just three in the complete game victory.
At the plate, Jeff Contri and Erik Barry each went 2-for-3 for the winners. Zach Thomas was 1-for-2 for Fabius.
Groton 24, DeRuyter 2: Levi George hit a double, triple and home run to power Groton to the 24-2 victory Saturday. Zac Diedrickson and John Cooper also hit doubles for the winners.
SOUTHERN TIER TEENERS
Binghamton I 11, CNY Marauders 16U 4: Having not played a game in 12 days, CNY Marauders had trouble hitting and fielding the ball. The Marauders had just six hits and several crucial errors help plate six unearned runs in the first five innings and the visitors built a 7-2 lead. Three more errors in the top of the seventh helped Binghamton plate four more runs.
Payten Boice went 3-for-3 for the Marauders, but never had runners in scoring position to help the home team’s run production. Leo Riley made a great diving catch at first base to rob the Binghamton lead-off batter a hit to start the fifth inning.
The Marauders host Castle Creek today at 6 p.m. at Homer High School.
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