The St. Marys Little League Baseball Major League All-Stars were eliminated from the District 10 South Division Tournament Thursday night at Memorial Park by the DuBois all-star squad by a 14-3 score.
Last night’s game was the finals of the loser’s bracket. DuBois will now travel to Punxsutawney Saturday night for an 8 p.m. game against Punxsutawney. If Punxsy wins, they are the South Division champ. If DuBois wins, another game will be played to determine the division champ.
In last night’s game, DuBois pounded out 13 hits. St. Marys had seven hits in the contest, led by Logan Hoffman’s three-run home run. Austin Sadosky and Ryan Newton both doubled while Tim Wehler, Hayden Tettis, Gabe Kraus and Brendon Rolley singled.
Tim Wehler started on the mound for St. Marys, going 2/3 of an inning, giving up four hits and walking one. Nate Beimel worked 1 1/3 innings, giving up three hits, walking one and striking out two. Gabe Kraus worked 2 2/3 innings, giving up four hits, walking four and striking out three. Ryan Heary worked 1/3 of an inning, giving up two hits and striking out one.
DuBois won the coin toss and elected to be the visiting team for the game. In the top of the first inning, DuBois scored four runs on four hits to open a 4-0 lead. St. Marys went down in order in their half of the inning.
A two-run home run by Daron Walker saw DuBois adding two runs to their total to take a 6-0 lead. In the home half of the inning, Kraus led off with a single. With one out, Rolley singled. Logan Hoffman followed with a three-run home run to cut the DuBois lead to 6-3.
In the top of the third inning, DuBois added two more runs to their total on two hits and an error to take an 8-3 lead. Thanks to a double play, St. Marys only sent three batters to the plate in their half of the inning.
DuBois threatened in the top of the fourth inning, but St. Marys right fielder Alec Wehler caught a fly ball and threw to catcher Hayden Tettis to get the lead runner and prevent DuBois from scoring. St. Marys went down in order in their half of the inning.
DuBois scored six runs in the top half of the fifth inning on four hits, two walks and two errors to open a 14-3 lead. With one out in the home half of the inning, Newton doubled. Tim Wehler followed with a single. Tettis reached base on a fielder’s choice, erasing Wehler. After Heary walked to load the bases, an infield fly ball ended the contest with DuBois on top 14-3.
St. Marys finished District 10 play with a 3-2 record.
Jack Mohney 2-2-2, Mitchell Ferra 0-2-0, Robbie Martini 1-1-0, Buddy Lines 0-0-0, Daron Walker 4-3-4, Thomas Grecco 3-1-0, Kevin Beck 1-0-0, Peter Foradora 3-1-1, Dalton Conrad 4-3-3, Nick Cotter 3-0-2, Mason Britton 1-0-0, Zach Thompson 2-0-0, Kolby Ho 3-1-1. Totals 27-14-13.
St. Marys 3
Tim Wehler 3-0-1, Hayden Tettis 3-0-1, Ryan Heary 2-0-0, Gabe Kraus 3-1-1, Nate Beimel 2-0-0, Brendon Rolley 2-1-1, Logan Hoffman 2-1-1, Austin Sadosky 1-0-1, Alec Wehler 1-0-0, Ryan Bressler 1-0-0, Ryan Newton 1-0-0. Totals 21-3-7.
Score by innings R
DuBois 422 06 14
St. Marys 030 00 3