RELEASE DATE: 7/4/08
FOR IMMEIDIATE RELEASE: Joel Stephens Invitational Day One Results
MANSFIELD, Pa. Friday marked more than just a holiday as the 10th anniversary of the Joel Stephens Tournament began with 12 opening round games at Mansfield University, Smythe Park and Williamson High School.
Teams from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ontario, Canada gathered at Mansfields Shaute Field for the opening ceremonies. The teams lined the outer edge of the infield and listen to members Joels family speak before listening to the voice of Joel as played through a recording.
Action kicked off at 9:00 a.m. with games at all three fields and continued at 11:30, 3:00 and 6:00.
Horseheads, who missed out on the scheduled opener on Thursday due to rain, played all three of its tournament-play games on Friday posting a 2-1 record.
Mansfield saw stellar pitching as two players combined to allow only three hits in 15 innings of play on Friday.
All other teams will conclude tournament-play on Saturday, at which time the brackets will be set up for both the Palmer and Stephens semi-finals and finals, which will be played on Sunday.
Complete results are listed below.
Jersey Shore posted five runs in the first two innings but Elmira Heights rallied with a three run fifth inning en route to a 6-5 win.
Alex Brown entered the game in the fifth inning and threw three shutout innings, allowing no hits and striking out six batters to record the win. Lance White was credited with the loss for Jersey Shore.
Elmira was led by Mike Rich, who was 2-4 at the plate with two RBI. Brian Ramich was 2-3 with an RBI and Mike Lane was 1-2 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Jersey Shore 230 000 0 5-9-4
Elmira Heights 020 130 x 6-6-3
Elmira Heights (1-0): Zach Machmer, Alex Brown (5) (W, 1-0) and Mike Lane
RBI Mike Rich (2), Brian Ramich, Mike Lane
Jersey Shore (0-1): Lance White (L, 0-1), Josh Rogers (5) and Josh Wrench
2B Jake Potter, Tyler Campbell
RBI White (2), Potter, Wrench
Ryan June weaved a gem on the mound and led Fabius at the plate in a 3-1 win over Hornell in the second game of the day at Shaute Field.
June took a no hitter into the sixth inning before Joe Mauro reached on a swinging bunt. June closed out the complete game with 11 strikeouts and allowed just one hit. He also led the team at the plate, going 2-3 with an RBI. Bobby Mason recorded the other RBI for Fabius after going 2-4 at the plate.
Mauro had the only hit for Hornell.
Hornell 100 000 0 1-1-4
Fabius 100 200 x 3-6-2
Fabius (1-0): Ryan June (W, 1-0) and Kevin Carroll
RBI Ryan June, Bobby Mason
Hornell (0-1): Nate Shively (L, 0-1) and Justin Taylor
Austin Ley belted a first pitch homerun to start Cherry Hill on its way to a 4-0 win over Bath in the third game of the day at Shaute Field.
Vince Voiro weaved the complete game shutout for Cherry Hill to get the win while Montana Yastremski was credited with the loss for Bath. Voiro struck out eight batters, including five of the last six he faced.
Ley hit the only homerun of the day at Shaute when he sent the first pitch of the first inning over the right field fence.
Jason Kelmer was 2-4 with a double and an RBI while Shaun Collins and Michael Cox were each credited with an RBI.
Billy Crowe was 2-2 for Bath and Brett Havens has the lone extra base hit for the team with a double in the second inning.
Bath 000 000 0 0-6-3
Cherry Hill 102 100 x 4-9-0
Bath (0-2): Montana Yastremski (L, 0-1), Jake Clarkson (6) and Billy Crowe
2B Brett Havens
Cherry Hill (1-0): Vince Voiro (W, 1-0) and Shaune Collin
2B Jason Kelmer HR Austin Ley
RBI Ley, Kelmer, Collins, Cox
Horseheads scored five runs in the first three innings and then held off a rally from a young Lansing team to secure a 5-4 win in the final game of the day at Shaute Field.
Anthony Bacille picked up the win for Horseheads, who finished tournament play at 2-1. Jake Coon entered the game in the fifth inning and picked up the save after striking out seven batters in 2 2/3 innings.
Shaun Mix was credited with the loss for Lansing.
Nick Cafolla, Ernie Kirkwood and J.T Rich all had RBI for Horseheads while Dan Sill, Matt Tucci, Josh Rodgers and Shaun Mix all brought runners in for Lansing.
Horseheads 023 000 0 5-4-3
Lansing 001 300 0 4-8-0
Horsheads (2-1): Anthony Bacille (W, 1-0), Jake Coon (5) (S) and Jake Meehan
RBI Nick Cafolla, Ernie Kirkwood, J.T. Rich
Lansing (0-1): Shaun Mix (L, 0-1), Nolan Milliman (6) and T.J. Cretney
RBI Dan Sill, Matt Tucci, Josh Rodgers, Shaun Mix
Mansfield opened play in the Hunter/Jones Division with a 6-0 victory over Bath at Kelly Field. Tyler Rumsey threw a complete game one hitter in the shutout.
Levi Weiskopff was 2-4 with two runs and two RBI including the only double of the game.
Brian Strange and Riley Bowen (2-3) were each credited with an RBI for Mansfield.
Sean Seagar was credited with the loss for Bath after allowing six earned runs and recording five strikeouts.
Brett Havens had the lone hit for bath.
Bath 000 000 0 0-1-1
Mansfield 301 200 x 6-6-0
Bath (0-1): Sean Seager (L, 0-1), Jake Clarkson (5) and Billy Crowe
Mansfield (1-0): Tyler Rumsey (W, 1-0) and Tyrell Fuller
2B Levi Weiskopff
RBI Weiskopff (2), Bowen, Strange
Jersey Shore opened its second game of the day with a five-run lead but suffered the same one run defeat as the first game when Corning came back to win the game 7-6.
The Corning team trailed 5-0 going into the fifth inning before exploding for five runs to tie the game after sending eight batters to the plate. They would add two more runs in the sixth inning to take a 7-5 advantage. Jersey Shore plated one run in the seventh but stranded the go-ahead runners on base.
Richard Marks picked up the win for Corning after throwing the complete game while Tyler English was credited with the loss for Jersey Shore after entering the game in the sixth inning.
Bryan Dann ripped a two RBI double in the sixth inning to give Corning the lead. Dann finished with three RBI. Also recording RBI for Corning was Mike Speroni, Mike Watters, Matt Smith, Jeremy Austin and Anthony Cantineri.
Jake Potter led Jersey Shore with one hit, two runs and two RBI while Josh Wrench had two hits and an RBI. Derell Smith and Stephen Welsh each had two hits.
Jersey Shore 100 400 1 6-10-0
Corning 000 502 x 7-7-1
Jersey Shore (0-2): Mitch Potter, Tyler English (6) (L, 0-1) and Josh Wrench
2B Jake Potter, Josh Wrench
RBI Jake Potter (2), Lance White, Josh Wrench, Kyle Miller, Mike Shurer
Corning (1-0): Richard Marks (W, 1-0) and Bryan Dann
2B Bryan Dann, Anthony Cantineri
RBI Dann (3), Mike Speroni, Mike Watters, Matt Smith, Jeremy Austin, Cantineri
Pete Ferguson ripped a walk-off double to centerfield, plating two runners as Big Flats rallied to beat Mansfield 4-3 in extra innings in the third game of the day at Kelly Field.
Tied at 2-2 after seven innings, Mansfield took the lead in the top of the eighth inning when Riley Bowen drove in Levi Weiskopff.
Fergussons double came with two outs as he drove in Ryan Sheesley and Mark Terwilliger.
Jess Kelly was credited with the complete game win for Big Flats after allowing eight hits and three runs.
Travis Rosenwinkle picked up a heartbreaking loss on the mound for Mansfield after throwing the complete game and allowing just two hits and two earned runs.
Bowen led Mansfield at the plate with a 4-4 performance, including a triple and an RBI.
Mansfield 010 001 01 3-8-1
Big Flats 101 000 02 4-2-0
Mansfield (1-1): Travis Rosenwinkle (L, 0-1) and Tyrell Fuller
2B Rosenwinkle 3B Riley Bowen
RBI Bowen, Tyler Rumsey, Rosenwinkle
Big Flats (1-0): Jess Kelly (W, 1-0) and Pete Ferguson
RBI Ferguson (2), John Morrison
Brockville scored four runs in the first inning and held that momentum en route to a 11-2 victory over Fabius in the final game of the day at Kelly Field.
Jerry Coleman led the way for Brockville by picking up the win on the mound with five strikeouts in three innings of work. Coleman was also 4-4 at the plate with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI. Nathan Slack and Chad Brisebois each recorded two RBI for the Bunnies.
Ryan June continued his stellar day at the plate with a 2-3 performance with one run scored. Sean Emerson and Jake Skeval recorded the other two hits for Fabius.
Austin George was credited with the loss for Fabius after allowing nine runs in three innings of work.
Fabius 010 001 0 2-3-1
Brockville 411 311 x 11-15-2
Fabius (1-1): Austin George (L, 0-1), Bob Mason (4), Sam Mir (5) and Kevin Carroll
Brockville (1-0): Jerry Coleman (W, 1-0), Pierre Istead (4) and Chad Brisebois
2B Coleman (2), Brisebois
RBI Brisebois (2), Nathan Slack (2), Coleman, Josh Leovitt, Istead
Horseheads 15 Northern Tioga 3
Horseheads pounded out 16 hits and Ben Little, Mike Graham and Jake Meehan each drove in three runs in a 15-3 win over Northern Tioga in a game postponed from Thursday night.
Mark Ciccotti earned the win with Luc Kocher taking the loss. Taylor Hackett doubled for Norther Tioga.
322 4 15-16-1
Horseheads : Mark Ciccotti (W, 1-0), Joe Romen (4), Matt Holling (5) and Mike Graham
2b Jake Mechan , Mark Minattti 3b Mike Graham
RBI - Ben Little 3, Mike Graham 3, Jake Meeha, J.T. Rich 2, Nick Cafola, Erinie Kirkwood
Northern Tioga (0-1): Luc Kocher (L), Kyle Kocher (7) and Curtis Whipple
2b Taylor Hackett RBI Trevor Adriance
Horseheads scored four runs on two hits in the first inning before Greece made a pitching change to Alex Valbergs. Valbergs shut down the rally and closed the game without allowing another hit as Greece went on to win 6-4.
Valbergs also helped his own cause by going 1-3 at the plate with a double and an RBI. Jordy Smola was 2-2 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base and Mike Bellucco had the only triple of the game.
Justin Stowell led the way for Horseheads with two RBI. J.T. Rich and Mark Minotti each recorded RBI as well.
Mark Cicotti was credited with the loss for Horseheads after entering the game in the sixth inning. Sam Lewis started the game and threw five innings, allowing four runs.
Horseheads 400 000 0 4-2-1
Greece 000 132 x 6-8-1
Horseheads (1-1): Sam Lewis, Mark Cicotti (6), (L, 0-1) and Mike Graham
RBI Justin Stowell, J.T. Rich, Mark Minotti
Greece (1-0): Nick Paternico, Alex Valbergs (1) (W, 1-0) and Mike Bellucco
2B Jordy Smola, Valbergs 3B Bellucco
RBI Smola (2), Josh Aldinger, Valbergs, Bellucco, Derek Twamley
Zach Clark went 2-3 with two doubles and two RBI to lead Montoursville to a 9-0 win over Hornell. Vince Molesky went the first four innings to pick up the win while Kyle Ingalls took the loss.
Montoursville (1-0): Vince Molesky (W), Matt Miller (4), Chad Jackson (7) and Marc Schoch
2b Zach Clark 2, Chad Jacobson, Matt Miller
RBI Vince Molesky 2, Jacobson 2, Clark 2, Matt Miller Aaron Russell
Hornell (0-2) : Kyle Ingalls (L), Justin Taylor (6) and Taylor
Defending champions Bradford County poured in four runs in the second inning and maintained the lead defeating Elmira Heights 5-1 in the final game of the day at Stephens Field.
Mark Martin was credited with the win for Bradford County after recording seven strikeouts in five innings of work.
Shane Raupers and Eric Secor each had two RBI for the defending champs with Secor adding a double.
Mike Rich had the lone RBI for Elmira and also had a double.
Elmira Heights 001 000 0 1-4-0
Bradford County 040 100 x 5-7-1
Elmira Heights (1-1): Masker (L, 0-1) and Lane
Bradford County (1-0): Mark Martin (W, 1-0), Anthony Carr (6) and Eric Wells
2B Eric Secor
RBI Shane Raupers (2), Secor (2)