Rotary trims Vets in playoff opener

Contributed Story Posted 12 July 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Shawn Pelligrino delivers a pitch for Rotary during this evening’s playoff win over Vets at the Midget League Field.

No. 4 seed Rotary edged past No. 5 Vets 7-5 this evening in the quarterfinals of the Albion Midget League playoffs.

Rotary jumped out to an early 3-0 lead by scoring once in the second on a hit by Jacob Edwards and twice in the third on a single by Simon Elision and a double by Zaire Reed.

Vets got on the scoreboard in the top of the fourth on an RBI hit by Seth Janus but Rotary answered right back with a two-run single by Dallas Ecker and an RBI hit by Edwards to go up 6-1.

However, Vets came battling back to within 6-4 on a three-run single by Al’Tamir Brown.

Rotary made it 7-4 on a single by Edwards.

Vets again battled back on an RBI single by Kyle Woolston but could get no closer than 7-5.

Shawn Pelligrino and Reed shared the pitching duties for Rotary which next faces top seeded Barre in the semifinals at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Kyle Woolston in action on the mound for Vets.