Meteors rally in 6th to take win over Sabers
BY HEIDI ZENEFSKI
After being rescheduled due to the weather three times, the Susquehanna Saber baseball team was finally able to make it to Montrose to take on the Meteors in a Division IV game. Montrose came back from a fifth inning tie to take the win, 10-5.
Will Ferrill took his place on the mound to pitch for the Meteors and made quick work of the Sabers with three up and three down, striking out the first two batters. Austin Felter was thrown out at first ending Susquehanna’s first turn at the plate.
Felter was on the mound for Susquehanna but the Meteor bats were swinging hard.
Kyle Watkins singled and was brought home for the score on a double by Matt Lewis.
Andreas Mittmann, Mike Vanness, Ferrill, Nick Henry, and Brendan Buck singled to get on base. Vanness hit in Lewis and Mittman.
Henry earned the RBI for Ferrill’s run home that was completed by pinch runner R.J. Arnold, but Henry was tagged out at second by Acosta. Corey Ross-Robertson was struck out by Felter, leaving Buck stranded on second.
Susquehanna returned the favor and Ferrill had to face then entire batting order as Montrose errors mounted and the Saber bats began swinging.
Christian Miller was first up and was hit by the pitch; while Brady Towner reached first on an error.
Burdick came to bat and hit a single, which gave him the RBI as Miller scored the first run for Susquehanna.
With the top of the batting order up for Susquehanna, things were looking good for the Sabers. Brandon Soden got to base on an error from the right fielder and Burdick and Collins scored.
The Sabers came back to the field fighting. Watkins singled, but Felter grabbed the grounders from the next two batters and threw to first baseman, Kasey Burdick, to secure the outs.
Felter threw 10 pitches in the inning to retire the Montrose batters.
Montrose made a pitching change in the third inning and Watkins took over the duty.
Towner came in to pitch for the Sabers in the fourth inning, and Montrose’s Lewis hit a triple, but was tagged at home plate by Saber catcher Miller.
In the fifth inning, the Sabers’ Acosta hit a single and stole second base to get in scoring position for the Sabers. He was batted in by a single by Brinton to tie the game.
Ferrill hit deep to left field where it was caught by Collins, but Simonds was able to tag up at third and score the go-ahead run for the Meteors.
Matt Benninger singled to bring home a Mittmann score and the Meteors were up by two at the end of the fifth.
Susquehanna failed to score in the sixth but the Montrose bats remained hot.
A double by Lewis was followed by an ‘in-the-park’ homerun by Simonds.
Ferrill singled before the Sabers made a pitching change and Zach Collins was brought to the mound to close out the inning.
Susquehanna bats connected with the ball but the Montrose fielders caught the drives for the first two outs. Felter doubled but was left on base at the final out.
Forest City, 8
At Susquehanna, Adam Kowalewski tied the game with a home run in the seventh inning and the Foresters scored two in the eighth to earn the Division IV win.
R.J. Kuruts had three hits, including a double, and two RBIs for the winners.
Christian Miller had two doubles and three RBIs for Susquehanna.
In other baseball action, Mountain View collected wins from Elk Lake and Forest City; and Blue Ridge topped Susquehanna.
Mountain View, 8
Elk Lake, 4
At Mountain View, Noah Pepper had two hits and scored twice and Eric Landes drove in two runs to lead the Eagles.
Pete McGee homered for Elk Lake.
Blue Ridge, 12
At Susquehanna, Curt Mills had a double and a home run and three RBIs to lead Blue Ridge to a Division IV win.
Matthew Laubach had three hits and scored three runs for the Raiders.
Christian Miller went 4 for 4 with an RBI for Susquehanna.
Mountain View, 12
Forest City, 1
At Forest City, Colby Thomas had three hits, including a triple and a home run and Matt Heller had four hits and four RBIs to lead Mountain View.
Dylan O’Dell had two hits and an RBI for Forest City.