Chili upends Albion U15 in playoff semifinal
Coming from behind twice, Chili upended the Albion U15 baseball squad 10-9 in the semifinal round of the Brockport Pony League playoffs Tuesday evening at Barre Town Park.
Albion did jump out to an early 6-0 advantage by scoring three quick runs in the first inning on an RBI single by Caleb Fox, a wild pitch and a fielders choice play off the bat of Caden Uderitz and three times in the third on an RBI single by Chris Sacco, a fielders choice play off the bat of Fox and an error.
However, Chili came battling back to knot the contest by scoring 6 times in the top of the fourth inning on the combination of 4 walks, 2 hits, a wild pitch and a hit batter.
Albion did regain an 8-6 lead by scoring once in the home half of the fourth on a fielders choice play off the bat of Pom Siebert and once in the fifth on a wild pitch but could not hold the advantage.
Chili again came rallying back this time with what proved to be a decisive 4 run sixth inning uprising on a combination of 3 singles, 3 errors and a hit batter to regain the lead for good at 10-8.
Albion did mount a last ditch rally in the bottom of the sixth scoring once on a single by Bryce Wilson, a walk and a wild pitch to cut the deficit to 10-9. However, the potential tying and winning runs were left stranded at second and third as Chili closed out the win on a pair of strikeouts and an infield line out.
Albion finishes the season at 11-2 while Chili advances to the playoff title game against the winner of the Hamlin vs. Spencerport Gold semifinal.