Niagara Gazette — “Baby” Jay Miller had five hits while Victor Collins and Nate Powell hit four times, as the Park Avenue Imprint Twins defeated the Ventry’s Concrete Orioles, 20-10, to advance to the championship game in Hyde Park Babe Ruth T-Ball.
Nick Ligammari also had five hits as well as five RBIs, while Evan Vincent drove home two runs on four hits. For the Orioles, Jenna Schultz had Ryan Brady both had two hits and two RBIs, and both scored a run.
• In the Cayuga majors playoffs, the Mackenzie Automotive Tigers defeated the Norampac Industries Mariners, 8-5. Drew Merino was the winning pitcher for the Tigers and went 2 for 2 at the plate, scoring two RBIs and stealing six bases. Mason Hilliard had two RBIs and scored two runs, while Riley Mackenzie went 2 for 3 and scored two runs. For the Mariners, Brian Hutchinson went 2 for 2 and had an RBI, and Austin Rhoat had two RBIs with one hit.
• In other playoff action, the HW Bryck & Sons River Bandits defeated the Coppins Service Center Timber Rattlers, 12-8, in the Lewiston minors division. Vincent Carlo had a three-run double, while Matthew Toohey added two hits and Jude Violante scored two runs for the River Bandits.
• In Whirlpool Park Little League minors game action, the Sottile’s Phillies had two big rallies to defeat the Main St. BPA Blue Jays. Tre Augustino, Mateo Orfano and Lauren Doescher combined to score six runs, while Zach Croyle struck out five batters in two innings of pitching. Brett McClure hit a double and a home run. For the Blue Jays, Jayson Hunter had two hits, while defensively Malachi Williams tossed a strong throw from center field that led to a Phillies baserunner being tagged out at third.
• In the Town of Niagara boys majors, Dean Brown had a double, triple and RBI and Zach Stanley brought three runs home with his three hits, one of which was the game-winner, as the Subway Indians edged the Halleen’s Automotive Athletics, 7-6. The Indians’ Alex Mitchell drove a run home with his double. For the Athletics, Randy Strong hit a double and had two RBIs while Vincent Musolino had one RBI and two hits.