Highlights from the Far West Regional

Staff Reports Posted 8 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s JJ Downs dives into third base during the Purple Eagles narrow 3-2 loss to Pittsford Sutherland Saturday night in the Class A Far West Regional at Diethrick Park in Jamestown.

John Warne bangs out a two out run producing single in the fifth inning which gave Albion a 2-0 lead. However, Sutherland later capitalized on three errors to score three times in the seventh inning to claim the win and advance to the state semifinals.

Albion’s John Krieger dives back into first base as he gets crunched by Sutherland first baseman John Ragus.

Albion’s Dominic DiCureia (7) works to get out of a run down against several Sutherland defenders including pitcher Michael VanderZwaag (17) and John Ragus (6) during third inning action.

Connor Barleben makes solid contact at the plate for the Purple Eagles.

Albion starting pitcher Austin Loyd gets congratulations from his teammates after a strong inning on the mound.

Albion first baseman Steven Stauss stretches to take a throw as Sutherland’s Nate Richardson dives back to the bag.

The scoreboard at Diethrick Park shows Albion with a narrow 1-0 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth inning.