Holley tops Kendall in tourney semi

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 9 May 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall shortstop Colton Breslawski tries to turn a double play as Holley’s Josh Porter slides by. The action took place during the Hawks win over the host Eagles this afternoon in the semifinals of the Kendall Tournament.

Scoring four quick error aided runs in the first inning, Holley went on to defeat the rival Eagles 9-1 this afternoon in the semifinals of the Kendall Tournament.

A double by winning pitcher Jon Bower ignited the big first inning for Holley which was aided by three errors and a single by Justin Parker.

The Hawks later added one run in the third on a double by Parker, two in the fourth on an error and a sacrifice and two more in the sixth on a sacrifice and a double by Nick Passarell. A triple by Bower ignited the sixth inning sport spurt which also included a single by Lucas Silvis.

Kendall catcher Zach Vogt waits for the ball as Holley’s Lucas Silvis slides safely into home.

Defensively, Porter at shortstop also triggered a double play to Silvis at first in the seventh.

Kendall’s lone run came in the third inning on a single by Zach Vogt.

The Eagles then got two runners aboard in the fourth but Bower notched a clutch strikeout to end the threat.

Kendall second baseman Jeremy Browe tries to put the tag on Holley’s Justin Parker but the ball gets away.

Holley is now 11-4 and Kendall 2-8.

Holley plays the winner of the Gananda vs. CG Finney game in the tourney championship game while Kendall faces the loser in the consolation contest.

Holley’s Jon Bower delivers a pitch.