Freshman catcher Trenton Green (well, we think it is, we can’t see the jersey name, number or his white pants) during the win over Addison on Monday night.
By CHRIS BROOKS, managing editor, wellsvillesports.com
Wellsville head coach Tom Delahunt reminded his team to leave last week in the rearview mirror, and turn the page on a fresh new start on Monday. Despite the rain falling down, the Lions were destined to deliver a bounce back performance.
Through the messy rains and conditions that the weather provided, the Lions would come together for an rebound of epic proportions against visiting Addison, as they compiled 16 runs off 16 total hits, with the majority of which coming in the first two innings of the contest to set the tone in what was a massive 16-6 win in six innings over the Knights.
“We had an awful rough week last week. We had to find a way to turn the page on it,” said Lions coach Tom Delahunt. “The bats were alive tonight, and we’re going to need them going forward. It’s nice to get a win on a terrible weather day, where we can sneak it in, because we won’t have many opportunities to make up games across the next couple weeks. I’m glad we were able to finally get back into the win column.”
The Lions (6-7) were on it right from the start against Addison, who took an early 2-0 lead during their first at-bats, as they responded with their biggest answer of the game — 13 consecutive runs across the first two innings of play, beginning with a six-run bottom half of the first, and then adding more damage with seven more in the second.
Addison would attempt to trim away at the early deficit, but Wellsville secured their lead permanently with the game’s final three runs to force an early end to complete the bounce back victory.
Three different Lions hitters all recorded at least a pair of hits, with Ty Vogel’s big bat igniting the offense, going 3-for-5 with five total RBI and two runs scored. Trenton Green had four hits, driving in one and scored three times. Aidan Riley chipped in with four more RBI driven in off two hits, scoring two more of his own, while Aiden Cowburn recorded three hits, driving in two and scoring twice.
On the mound, the win belonged to Cooper Brockway across a start that stretched into the fourth, where Gavin Haggerty took over shop for the remainder of the game, fanning four and walking one.
Wellsville is back on the field on Wednesday, if weather cooperates, as they prepare for a 5 p.m. visit to Bolivar-Richburg.
Addison 201 300 – 6 4 2
Wellsville 670 012 – 16 16 1
ADD – Zane Specht (LP) (2BB), Camden Hoad (2) (BB), Camden Mahnke (3) (K), Aidan Knowles (4) (K, BB), Kaidyn Chase (5) (K, 2BB), Tyler Miller (6) and Jacob Howe.
WLSV – Cooper Brockway (WP) (K, 10BB), Gavin Haggerty (4) (4K, BB) and Trenton Green.