Even that wasn’t enough, though, as Homer, who had won seven of its previous eight games, got a walk from Millet DeAngeles and a double from Igor Sokolik to put runners on second and third. Jake Hayes then singled off Crisalli (who had relieved starter Dylan McGee) through the drawn-in J-D infield, scoring DeAngeles and Sokolik to end it.
J-D concluded its week with a 3-1 non-league victory over New Hartford on Saturday afternoon, with Crisalli pitching a complete game, holding the Spartans to four hits and striking out 10.
Still, the Rams trailed, 1-0, until it tied the game in the bottom of the fifth and won it with a pair of runs in the sixth inning. Werbowky had two hits and an RBI, with Crisalli driving in a run to help his own cause.
In between all this, ESM took a 9-8 defeat to Mexico. Down 6-0 after two innings, ESM caught up with a six-run outburst in the top of the third and sneaked in front, 7-6, before the Tigers scored three times in the bottom of the fourth to reclaim the lead for good.
Breen took the loss, despite solid relief work from Fingar, Sam Pascarella and Mike Hearn. Pascarella also hit a home run as he got three RBIs, while Fingar and Burgan had two RBIs apiece.
CBA, who lost 8-3 to Cortland on April 27, got quick revenge in last Tuesday’s rematch at St. Denis Field, relying on the power of Little and Mason Garlatti to pound ts way to a 16-8 victory.
The Brothers lit up Brian Hughes, Cortland’s pitching ace. Hughes had shut down Jamesville-DeWitt 4-2 back on April 18, when the Red Rams were unbeaten and ranked no. 2 in the state.
The Brothers had to hit, since Cortland took a 4-1 lead in the second inning and, after CBA scored five times in the bottom of the third, got its own three-run rally in the top of the fourth, plus a run in the fifth, to go in front 8-6.