Ohio Team Captures Crown At So. Tier Strikeout Tourney
The Southern Tier Strikeout Tournament concluded Sunday at Diethrick Park with the two Ohio teams battling it out for the overall championship.
In the finale, the Eastside Bruisers from Ashtabula took the title after posting a 15-0 shutout over the Northeast Rebels, also from Ashtabula, with the game ending after just four innings after the 15-run rule was imposed.
The Jamestown Raiders had beaten the Rebels earlier, 9-0, to earn a spot in the semifinals, but were eliminated, 7-6, in a nine-inning game. No details were made available.
The Rebels had advanced to the semis after defeating Mercyhurst Prep, 5-2.
In other action in the tournament, the Jamestown Tigers fell to the Rebels on Saturday, 7-5 in pool play. Winfred Nelson slammed a double and a single and Bryce Raymond, doubled and singled.
For the Tigers, Jeffrey Miller drilled a double and a single while Brandon Johnson pitched six innings, surrendering just three earned runs in the loss.
In Sunday’s consolation game, the Tigers got by Mercyhurst Prep, 6-5, as Jacob Kindberg delivered the game-winning RBI single to drive in Chad Nelson, who had reached base on a double. In addition, Chris Haase slammed a triple, a double and a single with four RBIs.
Chad Nelson and Winfred Nelson combined for five strikeouts and allowed just three earned runs.
In the PAL League playoffs on Monday, the Jamestown Tigers cruised to an 8-1 victory over City Honors.
Brandon Johnston came up with two hits, Chris Haase delivered a triple and two singles with three RBIs, Chad Nelson doubled with two RBIs and Michael Mammoser also had two RBIs.
Koby Carder pitched six strong innings, giving up no earned runs and Johnston picked up two more strikeouts in relief.
The Tigers will take on undefeated Kenmore East in the semifinals Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at Delaware Park in Buffalo.