By Dan McComb:
The Batavia 24U Baseball Team kicked off its season at GCC Tuesday, June 4, with a 2-1 win over the Titans.
Trevor Sherwood pitched six shutout innings, striking out 12 and earning the victory. Tristan Aldinger worked the seventh for the save, striking out two batters.
The game was scoreless until the bottom of the fourth when Jerry Reinhardt led off with an infield single and went to second on a bad throw. Reinhardt stole third and came home on a wild pitch.
Then AJ Marcello walked with one out and came home on a triple by Casey Radka.
In the top of the seventh, with the tying run at third base, Aldinger struck out the #3 hitter looking to preserve the win.
The Batavia 24U Team next plays Shoshone at Shoshone Park Thursday, June 7.
The Batavia 24U Baseball Team beat Shoshone of North Buffalo 4-0 on Thursday, June 7, behind the combined one-hitter of Zeke Lynn and Casey Radka.
Lynn worked the first five innings, giving up one hit and striking out six. Radka earned the save, pitching two innings without issuing any walks or surrendering any hits and striking out three.
It was scoreless until the top of the third inning when Batavia struck for three runs. Ryan Mullen led off the inning with a single and was followed by a single by Josh Baptiste.
Josh Bradley grounded into a force-out, but a throwing error by the second baseman to first base brought Mullen to third base and Bradley to second base.
A wild pitch brought Mullen home.
Jerry Reinhardt then singled, and Radka delivered a two-out, two-run single to drive in Bradley and Reinhardt.
Batavia scored its final run in the top of the sixth. AJ Marcello led off the inning with a walk and was followed by a single by Luke McComb. Mullen then walked, and after two force-outs at home, Tristan Aldinger was hit by a pitch to score the fourth run.
Reinhardt and Radka led the hitting attack with two hits apiece.
Batavia improves to 2-0 on the season.
Batavia’s next game is against the defending champs, Clarence, in Clarence Sunday, June 9. Clarence beat Batavia at the playoffs last year 6-5 with a two-out, two-run double in extra innings.
The Batavia 24U Baseball Team continues to be undefeated (3-0) with a 10-5 win over Clarence in Clarence. Clarence is the defending champ. They beat Batavia in the playoffs last year in extra innings.
Casey Radka came in in relief in the first inning with the bases loaded and no outs and finished the game off allowing only two runs and striking out six batters.
Batavia got on the board first in the first inning when Tristan Aldinger singled. Jerry Reinhardt followed with a double to drive in Aldinger. At the top of the second with Batavia trailing 3-1, Ryan Mullen got a single with two outs and came home on an RBI double by Josh Baptiste.
In the top of the third, with Batavia trailing 3-2, Aldinger singled, stole second and came home on an RBI single by Radka to tie the game.
Zeke Lynn then gave Batavia a 4-3 lead with an RBI double.
In the top of the fourth inning, with the game tied at 4, Luke McComb led off the inning with a walk, went to second on a single by Mullen and went to third on a stolen base. McComb scored on a ground-out by Josh Baptiste to go ahead 5-4.
In the top of the fifth inning, with the score tied at 5, Reinhardt was hit by a pitch, stole second base and came home on a Radka double. Radka scored on an error, as Batavia pulled ahead 7-5.
In the top of the seventh inning Batavia scored three more runs. Josh Bradley singled as did Aldinger, and both came around to score on a two-run double by Reinhardt. Zeke Lynn then drove in Reinhardt with an RBI single.
Aldinger had three hits and Reinhardt, Radka, Lynn and Mullen had two hits apiece.
Batavia’s next game is against North Buffalo at home at Genesee Community College at 6 p.m. next Tuesday, June 18.