August 8, 2011
Title shot for Crown City kids
MATTYDALE — The Crown City Little League 12U All-Stars have reached the baseball championship game of the District 8 Can-Am National Division Tournament held at Mattydale’s Burnham Park over the weekend.
The Crown City stars won the Maroon Pool with a 2-1 record and earned the third-seed for the playoff bracket. Crown City defeated Binghamton 8-3 and East Nepean from Canada 10-4 before losing 7-6 to Seneca River North in pool play. With the victory over East Nepean, Crown City advanced to the semifinals and defeated second-seed Jamesville-DeWitt 8-1. Crown City and top-seed Cicero are tied 0-0 in the bottom of the second inning as rain washed out the rest of Sunday’s action. Crown City and Cicero will resume the title game at 6 p.m. tonight.
Crown City 8, Binghamton 3: Crown City scored three runs in the top of the first inning and led 7-0 before Binghamton finally got on the scoreboard.
Gary Reagan led the hitting attack as he went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Dylan Brown added a double, two runs scored and two RBIs while Jake Woods was 1-for-2 with thee runs scored. Woods struck out five batters in the first three innings. Jake Prignon pitched two innings and Brown tossed one inning with two strikeouts.
Crown City 10, East Nepean 4: Woods and Brown each went 2-for-3 at the plate. Woods had a double and scored twice, Brown drove in two runs. Luke Herting also had two RBIs. Woods pitched four innings with five strikeouts. Brown (two Ks) and Prignon each hurled one inning.
Seneca River North 7, Crown City 6: Seneca River scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning before plating the eventual winning run in the fourth. Crown City scored six runs over the final three innings, but fell just short.
Jake Smith was 2-for-3 at the plate. Woods hit a home run and drove in three runs. Prignon scored twice.
Crown City 8, Jamesville-DeWitt 1: J-D scored its run in the top of the first inning. That lead held up until Crown City scored seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Brown (2 runs), Herting and Will Pace each went 2-for-3. Woods tossed four innings with eight strikeouts. Pace tossed two innings with two strikeouts.
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