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Baseball Bees outlast F-M in nine innings

Denied in regulation, B'ville wins 4-3 over Hornets ace

— Now Blewett aimed to end the game in the seventh. After J.P. Quinn's single, a strikeout, stolen base and groundout left Quinn on third and two out for Perry.

From a 2-2 count, Perry fouled off three pitches and then hit a grounder to shortstop Brett Charbonneau, who short-hopped his throw to first as he tried to record the final out. Quinn scored, it was 2-2, and now it went to extra frames.

Neither team scored in the eighth as Casey McAllister relieved Blewitt. In the top of the ninth, though, F-M loaded the bases and moved ahead 3-2 on Flynn’s single, but Leo (with help from Martin's accurate cutoff throw to Levanti) nailed another runner trying to score, and McAllister escaped further damage.

B'ville now had Tucker out of the game, replaced on the mound by Mike Hoalcraft. Charbonneau and Gabe Levanti both reached base, and Martin tied it, 3-3, with a single that scored Charbonneau and moved Levanti to third.

Hoalcraft then threw an outside pitch that spun to the backstop, allowing Levanti to dive home with the winning run.

What made the win more important was that previous games had not gone as well. That included last Monday’s visit to West Genesee, where the Wildcats battled through the rain and beat the visiting Bees 7-4.

WG had Sean Pisik on the mound, who carried a 3-0 record and sub-1.00 earned run average into the contest. B’ville did get a run in the top of the first inning, but after that had nothing until the sixth, by which time the Wildcats had a 4-1 lead against the Bees’ starter, Colin Conklin.

And it tacked on three more runs in the bottom of the sixth, two of them racing home on Trevor Finney’s double.

Fighting to the end, the Bees managed a run in the sixth and two more in the seventh, but could not catch up. Savacool had three hits and an RBI, while Martin doubled, singled and drove in two runs. Charbonneau and Levanti each had two hits.

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