Holley, Lyndonville rally late to earn semifinal sectional wins

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 26 May 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lucas Silvis had the big two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Holley past Alexander in the Class CC semifinals.

Holley and Lyndonville both put together dramatic late inning scoring bursts to win Section V semifinal baseball games this afternoon.

No. 2 seed Holley scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning to nip Genesee Region League foe No. 3 seed Alexander 3-2 in a Class CC semi at LeRoy.

No. 2 Lyndonville used a two-run sixth inning rally to edge past No. 3 Arkport 3-1 in a Class DD semi at Genesee Community College.

Trailing 2-1, Holley rallied with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning on a walk off two-run single by Lucas Silvis. A single by Josh Porter and a double by Joey DeFelice ignited the clutch two out rally.

Improving to 17-4, Holley advances to Friday’s Class CC final.

Ty Hrovat picked up the win on the mound and also drove in the decisive two runs in the sixth inning for Lyndonville in the Tigers Class DD semifinal win over Arkport.

Lyndonville 3, Arkport 1

Winning pitcher Ty Hrovat helped himself by banging out a two-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning to snap a 1-1 tie and earn Lyndonville a 3-1 semifinal win over Arkport.

The Lyndonville defense then preserved the victory by turning a double play in the top of the seventh inning as with one on shortstop Jacob Hoffee fielded a grounder, stepped on second and threw on to first baseman Brandon Schoolcraft.

It was the Tigers third double play of the afternoon. Hoffee started another in the second inning that went to second baseman Chris Scroger to Schoolcraft. Scroger then triggered a double play in the fifth that went to Hoffee and on to Schoolcraft.

AJ Buckland had two hits on the day for Lyndonville which left a total of 12 runners stranded including leaving the bases loaded in both the first and second innings.

Lyndonville’s other run came in the second inning on a wild pitch after a walk and singles by Trevor Bentley and Buckland had loaded the bases.

Now at 15-5, Lyndonville will next face Geneeee Valley in the Class DD finals on Friday at a site to be determined.