Somerset rally falls short in semifinals

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 15 August 2016 at 5:03 pm

A last inning rally fell just short as No. 4 seed Somerset dropped a narrow 8-7 decision to host top seeded Lockport 2 Tuesday evening in the semifinals of the Lockport Midget ‘A’ League playoffs.

Trailing 8-4, Somerset rallied for 3 runs in the seventh inning but left runners stranded at second and third as a game ending strikeout cut the comeback bid short.

A walk and a single by Mike Snell ignited the comeback bid. An error plated the first run and Brad Wilson followed up with a two-run single to slice the deficit to 8-7.

Earlier, Somerset scored 3 times in the fifth frame as Snell had an RBI and once in the sixth on a single by Eddie Wasnock.
Snell, Wilson and Kyle MacDonald each had 2 hits on the night and Preston Harris 1.

Lockport, which capitalized on a total of 10 Somerset errors, scored twice in both the first and third innings and then 4 times in the decisive fifth frame on 2 hits, 2 walks and 2 errors.

Wasnock went the distance on the mound for Somerset scattering 9 hits and striking out 10.

Lockport 2 will now face Orchard Park in the championship game on Thursday.