Albion Midget League set to begin playoffs
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.
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.