Albion Midget League set to begin playoffs

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 July 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Cade Wolcott bangs out a hit for Barre which completed a 14-0 regular season this past week with a pair of wins.

All eight teams will be in a action Tuesday evening as the Albion Midget League begins its playoffs.

The 6 p.m. quarterfinal round matchups will have top seeded undefeated (14-0) regular season front-runner Barre hosting No. 8 Holley, No. 7 St. Mary’s (3-11) at No. 2 Sandstone (11-3), No. 6 Carlton (5-9) vs. No. 3 Rotary (9-5) at the Midget League Field and Vets (7-7) vs. Actives (7-7) at St. Mary’s.

The semifinals will be at 6 p.m. Thursday and the championship game at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Midget League Field.

Barre completed its 14-0 regular season by defeating St. Mary’s and Rotary this past week.

Drew Caldwell had 5 hits and 5 RBIs, Tyler Gibson 4 hits and Alex Gibson 3 hits, including a home run, for Barre in the win over St. Mary’s.

Deyonci Farley had a two-run homer for St. Mary’s.

Colby Ferchen then had 4 hits and Alex Gibson and Caldwell 3 each for Barre in the win over Rotary.

Marcos Valasquez had 2 hits for Rotary.

Sandstone completed its 11-3 regular season by besting Actives twice by scores of 7-1 and 12-10.

Leading by a narrow 2-1 margin, Sandstone locked up the 7-1 win by scoring five times in the sixth inning on a three-run triple by Bailey Blanchard and a two-run homer by Rylend Callicutt. Callicutt finished with 3 hits, including a solo homer in the third inning which knotted the contest at 1-1, and Blanchard 2 hits.

Photo by Tom Rivers – Thomas Furmanski hurled a no hitter this past week for the Vets.

Actives took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a single by Amari Jones who had 2 hits.

Sandstone then earned the 12-10 win on a two-run single by Pom Seibert in the fifth inning.

Christian Doty also had a two-run double for Sandstone among his 3 hits. Winning pitcher Zach Colacecchi also had 3 hits and Caden Uderitz 2.

James Navarra had 2 hits, including a two-run double, and Anthony Freeman 2, including a two-run triple, for Actives.

In the other games, St. Mary’s downed Holley and Vets blanked Actives 4-0 as Thomas Furmanski hurled a no hitter with 16 strikeouts. Bobby Dysard had a two-run double and Quentin Soto an RBI double for Vets.