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Sandstone edges past St. Mary’s

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 15 July 2015 at 12:00 am

Albion Midget League playoffs

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Rylend Callicutt scores the game winning run for host Sandstone in the narrow 4-3 victory over St. Mary’s this evening in Albion Midget League playoff action. The St. Mary’s catcher is Zach Olles.

No. 2 seed Sandstone pushed across a run in the bottom of the fifth inning to nip visiting No. 7 St. Mary’s 4-3 this evening in the quarterfinal round of the Albion Midget League playoffs.

Rylend Callicutt belted his second home run of the evening for the decisive run for Sandstone which next hosts No. 6 Carlton in the semifinals at 6 p.m. Thursday.

St. Mary’s had knotted the score by tallying three times in the top of the fifth highlighted by a two-run double by Zac Olles and an RBI double by Deyonci Farley.

Zach Colacecchi delivers a pitch for Sandstone.

St. Mary’s also started to mount a threat in the sixth inning but Sandstone got out of the jam as Patrick Ricker at catcher threw to Christian Doty at third base for the second out. Callicutt, who came on in the sixth, then registered a strikeout to end the game.

Sandstone had built up the 3-0 lead by scoring twice in the first inning sparked by a double by Ricker and once in the third on a homer by Callicutt.

Ricker pitched into the fourth inning for Sandstone notching 10 strikeouts. Zach Colacecchi finished the fourth and hurled the fifth fanning two.

Farley registered a dozen strikeouts in going the distance on the mound for St. Mary’s.

Deyonci Farley went the distance on the mound for St. Mary’s.