Barker upends top seeded Maple Grove

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 May 2023 at 7:42 pm

Stealing the headline for the day, No. 8 seed Barker upended top seeded Maple Grove 8-5 in the quarterfinal round of the Section VI Class D baseball playoffs this afternoon at Maple Grove.

Barker pulled even at 4-4 with two runs in the fourth on an RBI single by Isaac Monaco and an RBI double by winning pitcher Aidan Voss.

The Raiders then moved on top to stay at 6-5 with two runs in the fifth on back-to-back doubles by Noah Sandolfini and Tristen Garcia followed by a single by Ireland Brady which plated what proved to be the game winning run.

Barker tacked on two big insurance runs in the sixth on an error and an RBI single by Voss.

On the mound, Voss scattered 6 hits and struck out 8.

Barker will next face the winner of the No. 4 Brocton vs. No. 5 Ellicottville game in the semifinals on Thursday.