Bo Manor’s sea­son ends in heart­break

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL SPORTS - WHIG STAFF RE­PORT

— The Bo­hemia Manor base­ball team saw its post­sea­son run come to an end in heart­break­ing fash­ion Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon.

Lead­ing by four runs with just eight outs to go, the Ea­gles squan­dered their late lead and even­tu­ally found them­selves play­ing in extra in­nings, where they even­tu­ally fell to host top-seeded Pat­ter­son Mill 6-5 in 11 in­nings in the 1A North Re­gion Sec­tion I Fi­nal.

“We had a chance to seal it in the sev­enth and there was [an op­por­tu­nity] in extra in­nings where we got the goa­head run and we were just never able to close it out in the bot­tom half. We just kept giv­ing them chances. They’re such a good team that it was just a mat­ter of time be­fore they plate that win­ning run,” Bo Manor coach Gary John­son said. “I can’t give my squad enough credit. They left ev­ery­thing on the field to­day. So much

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ef­fort.”

The con­test proved to be the un­of­fi­cial UCBAC Cham­pi­onship game as it fea­tured the Susque­hanna Di­vi­sion cham­pion Ea­gles (16-4) and the Ch­e­sa­peake Di­vi­sion cham­pion Huskies (19-3).

“No­body re­ally gave us a chance ex­cept us,” John­son said. “We al­ways feel like we’re the un­der­dog and be­ing the smaller school and that kind of thing, I think these boys got a lot of re­spect to­day. I don’t know if any­body an­tic­i­pated us giv­ing that fight that we gave. I ap­pre­ci­ate my boys’ ef­forts. It just wasn’t our day.”

With one out in the 11th in­ning and the score tied, Pat­ter­son Mill’s Thomas Kragh and Kyle Goudy de­liv­ered back-to-back sin­gles to put run­ners on the cor­ners. Then, af­ter the next bat­ter reached on an in­ten­tional walk to set up a force­out at any base, the Huskies suc­cess­fully scored on a sui­cide squeeze when the pitch from Bryan Bell came too far inside and went to the back­stop.

With the win, the Huskies ad­vance to a sec­ond-straight re­gion cham­pi­onship and their first as mem­bers of Class 1A. They ad­vanced to the 2A state semi­fi­nals last spring.

“This was the wildest game I have ever been a part of,” Huskies coach Matt Rose­land said. “It was a shame there was a loser in this one as Bo Manor put up a huge fight and was re­lent­less, as well. They de­serve a lot of credit and re­spect for how hard they fought.”

The Ea­gles had an op­por­tu­nity to win the game in the ninth in­ning af­ter Gage Walk­lett drew a bases-loaded walk to score Josh Heath in the top of the frame. How­ever, the Huskies once again tied the score when Goudy con­nected for an RBI sin­gle.

Pat­ter­son Mill scored one run in the sev­enth in­ning to force ex­tras, but only af­ter it scored twice in the sixth and once in the fifth as part of its re­mark­able come­back.

Bo Manor took the lead in the first in­ning when Joseph Gar­rett con­nected for a tworun sin­gle, scor­ing both Walk­lett and Bo Matherly. The Ea­gles added another run in the sec­ond in­ning when Will Lor­man plated Chase Jus­tice with a sac­ri­fice fly, be­fore adding one more run in the fifth in­ning when Walk­lett sin­gled to score Josh Heath, who had reached on a triple.

Bell took the loss for the Ea­gles, al­low­ing two runs over four in­nings with four walks and two strike­outs.

2A East Re­gion Sec­tion I Fi­nal In­di­ans’ suf­fer shutout

North East fell to host Fall­ston 3-0 in the 2A East Re­gion Sec­tion I Base­ball Fi­nal on Wed­nes­day.

Trail­ing 2-0, the In­di­ans (11-8) had a lead-off walk reach in the sixth in­ning only to see it erased by a dou­ble play. They also suf­fered another dou­ble play to close out the fi­nal in­ning.

Blake Loewe scored on a wild throw in the fourth in­ning, Ryan Tar­rant added an RBI sin­gle in the fifth in­ning and AJ Gib­bons crossed the plate in the sixth in­ning for the Cougars (11-6), who ad­vance to face Queen Anne’s in the re­gion fi­nal on Fri­day.

UCBAC Softball In­di­ans punch ticket to re­gion fi­nal

North East topped vis­it­ing Har­ford Tech 5-4 in the 2A East Re­gion Sec­tion I Fi­nal on Wed­nes­day.

Af­ter fall­ing be­hind by one run in the first in­ning, the In­di­ans re­sponded by scor­ing twice in the third and three times in the fourth in­ning. They then with­stood a spir­ited come­back by the Co­bras, who con­nected for a solo home run in the fifth in­ning and scored twice in the top of the sev­enth.

Kait­lyn Ste­wart (dou­ble, two RBI, two runs), Molly Dill (two runs) and Mor­gan Sar­gent (run) all had two hits for the In­di­ans (17-2), who re­ceived a two-run sin­gle from Jess Cho­plinksy, an RBI sin­gle from Paige Ye­d­i­nak and base hits from both Kasey Bar­row and Rachel Ward.

Dill picked up the win with a com­plete-game ef­fort, al­low­ing two earned runs on eight hits, one walk and one hit by pitch with three strike­outs.

Week­end

Youth Soc­cer Dy­na­mite earns win

The Ce­cil Dy­na­mite de­feated MSA Am­bush Or­ange 8-5 in U-11 girls’ soc­cer ac­tion on Sun­day.

Allyson Mik­las (three as­sists), Paige Racine (two as­sists) and Au­tumn Wal­ston all scored twice and Tori Pierce and Bella Rit­ten­house each scored once for Ce­cil (3-2), which re­ceived eight com­bined saves in net from Pey­ton Hill and Amelia Ga­tusso.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JOR­DAN SCHATZ

The Bo­hemia Manor base­ball coaches speak with their play­ers fol­low­ing the team’s dif­fi­cult 6-5 11-in­ning loss to host Pat­ter­son Mill in the 1A North Re­gion Sec­tion I Fi­nal on Wed­nes­day.

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