Barker wins Class C opener 7th inning rally

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 May 2022 at 7:50 pm

A big seventh inning uprising rallied No. 11 seed Barker to a 5-4 win over host No. 6 Salamanca this afternoon in the opening round of the Section VI Class C playoffs.

Trailing 3-0, Barker rallied for five runs in the top of the seventh inning highlighted by a two-run single by Jaret Black and an RBI sacrifice fly by Andy Hill. Singles by winning pitcher Aidan Voss and Drew Sandolfini ignited the rally which saw the final three runs cross home plate after there were two outs.

Salamanca did rally for a run in the home half of the seventh but Voss bore down to register a clutch game ending strikeout as the Warriors left the tying runner stranded at second base.

Voss and Black both had a pair of hits on the day.

On the mound, Voss scattered 5 hits and struck out 9.

Barker next visits No. 3 Maple Grove at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

In another Class C contest, No. 9 Wilson defeated No. 8 Chautauqua Lake 8-2.