Forest City knocked out of state playoffs

Forest City’s Dakota Knerh-Cook attempts to make a tag on Wyalusing’s Luke Shutz, sliding into home. TIMES-SHAMROCK PHOTO/CHRIS MANNING

Forest City’s Dakota Knerh-Cook attempts to make a tag on Wyalusing’s Luke Shutz, sliding into home. TIMES-SHAMROCK PHOTO/CHRIS MANNING

The Wyalusing Ball Association held off Forest City 5-3 in the consolation game of the Cal Ripken Jr. Pennsylvania State Tournament Monday.

The win propels WBA to the Eastern Regional Tournament to begin on July 26.
Wyalusing jumped out early with four runs in the first inning. Forest City got on the board in the top of the third with a run but WBA got it back in the second half of the inning.

In the fifth Forest City rallied for two more runs to cut it to 5-3.
Forest City threatened again in the top of the sixth but key defensive plays by WBA saved the win for them.

It was the second loss in as many days for Forest City which got beat by Wyalusing 18-8 on Sunday.

In that game, Wyalusing took a big lead early, going up 5-0 after two innings. Forest City cut it to 5-4 after the third. WBA got another run in the sixth to make it 6-4.

In the top of the fourth Forest City scored three runs to take a 7-6 lead but WBA answered with eight runs of their own, retaking the lead 14-7.

After Forest City got one back in the fifth inning WBA shut the door with three runs with their at bats to secure the win.