Sanderson and DI Christiano walk off; Frontale delivers for DI Bunting

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Luke Frontale (CBA-Syracuse) broke open a tie game with a two-out hit in the sixth inning, and DI Bunting went on to defeat DI Wiktorski in Upstate Baseball League action at Towers Fields on the campus of the University of Rochester, Wednesday night. Frontale made good on a second opportunity for DI-Bunting when he plated Racer Lynch (Geneva) and Jake Ring (Pittsford-Mendon) with a base hit to left field.  In the previous at bat, Ring connected on what appeared to be a two-run home run when his slicing, opposite field drive touched inside the right field line and kicked into foul territory. Lynch easily scored from first, and Ring was rounding third when time was called because the ball became lodged under the mound tarp in the right field bullpen. Ring was “awarded” a ground-rule double. Lynch returned to third. Frontale, who connected on a two-out, bases-clearing double Monday night, delivered from there. Lynch tossed two shutout innings in relief for the win. The right-hander allowed one hit and retired six of the eight batters he faced. Joey Kench (Rush-Henrietta) started and threw three shutout innings. Kench gave DI Bunting a 2-0 lead in the third when he drove in Max Yale (Honeoye) and Casey Saucke II (Greece Athena) with a single to center. Di Wiktorski's Jayson Faynor (Lima Christian) and Jarod Signorelli (Victor) drove in a run apiece to knot the game in the fifth.  Ryan Lukas (Victor) connected on a two-out triple in the single but was left stranded.


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Nate Sanderson (Rush-Henrietta) finished 2-for-3 on the night including a walk-off base hit to cap a late-inning comeback as DI Chrisitiano edged DI Graham. Sanderson drove in Sam Velletri (Brockport) with a one-out base hit as DI Christiano erased a two-run deficit to win its third straight game. Trailing 2-1, Tommy Baxter (Webster Schroeder) ignited the rally with a leadoff triple in the right center gap. Velletri walked, and Tyler Holmes (Fairport) tied the game with his second hit of the night. Jorge Oropeza (Greece Athena) set up the game winner with a sacrifice bunt. DI Graham chose to intentionally walk Zach Ochs (Rush-Henrietta) to load the bases setting the stage for Sanderson. John Gassler (Pittsford Sutherland) hurled two shutout innings for the win. The left-hander turned in a dominant performance striking out four of the six batters he faced without allowing a ball out of the infield. Gassler threw 26 pitches - 17 for strikes. Jake Loewke (Churchville-Chili) started and threw three perfect innings before being lifted after issuing a leadoff walk in the fourth. The left-hander fanned five and also did not allow a ball out of the infield. Jordan Maher (Midlakes) made the most of DI Graham’s only hit of the night, a bloop single in shallow left field that scored Alex Vogt (Webster Schroeder) and Ryan Hill (Webster Thomas).  The loss overshadowed an impressive performance on the hill from Ben Hufland (Webster Thomas) who scattered three hits over five shutout innings. The right-hander struck out four, walked one and retired 10 straight batters from the end of the first to the fourth inning.