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May 24, 2013

Vega gives OHS baseball a lift


“We took advantage of their mistakes, but we also let them off the hook,” Hughes said. “We had bases loaded in the second and third innings and scored one run. We kept Dryden in the ballgame and they took advantage.”

Dryden’s two runs in the sixth inning that tied the scored were unearned.

Sophomore left-hander Brock Eichler earned the win. He allowed no earned runs and struck out one over the final 2 2/3 innings.

Sheehan finished with two hits.

CLASS CSeton CC 2, B-G 0

Austin Bauerle struck out two and walked two in a four-hitter, but Bainbridge-Guilford’s season ended with a quarterfinal loss to top-seeded host Seton Catholic Central at Broome Community College.

“He’s just been a warrior all year for us,” Bobcats coach Tim Mattingly said of Bauerle, who struck out 15 in a one-hitter that gave eighth-seeded B-G a 2-1 victory over No. 9 Spencer-Van Etten on Tuesday. “He still had pop on his fastball today. He’s just the type of kid who says, ‘I’m good. I’ll just do it.’ That’s the way he’s been all season. I love that kid.”

Seton scored its runs in the sixth inning, putting runners at first and second following a fielding error and a walk. Neil McCormack then hit an RBI double to left-center field that also resulted in runners at second and third. Connor McCormack followed with a successful squeeze bunt to give the Saints a 2-0 lead.

Neil McCormack doubled twice in his 2-for-3 effort, which marked the only multiple-hit performance.

Winning pitcher and Division I prospect Mike Korchak struck out 10 and walked one in a three-hitter for the Saints, who advanced to host a sectional semifinal Tuesday.

Two of B-G’s hits came in the first inning. Lucas Butcher hit a sharp single up the middle on Korchak’s first pitch before Corbin Palmer singled.

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