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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 Mansfield’s Shaute Field for the opening ceremonies. The teams lined the outer edge of the infield and listen to members Joel’s 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.


9:00 a.m.

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


11:30 a.m.

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


3:00 p.m.

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

6:00 p.m.

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



9:00 a.m.

Bath                0

Mansfield        6

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


11:30 a.m.

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


3:00 p.m.

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.

Fergusson’s 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

2B – Ferguson

RBI – Ferguson (2), John Morrison


6:00 p.m.

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




9:00 a.m.

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.

Horseheads                 310      322      4          15-16-1
Northern Tioga                        000      300      0          3-4-1

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

11:30 a.m.

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

3:00 p.m.

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


6:00 p.m.

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

2B – Rich

RBI – Rich

Bradford County (1-0): Mark Martin (W, 1-0), Anthony Carr (6) and Eric Wells

2B – Eric Secor

RBI – Shane Raupers (2), Secor (2)






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