Zach Haefner pitched five strong innings in his first postseason start as Loyalsock topped Jersey Shore, 14-2, on Thursday in the District 12 Major Baseball loser's bracket final.
Aiden Gair hit a walk-off home run for Loyalsock in the bottom of the fifth inning. Loyalsock will face Keystone for the district title tonight at Volunteer stadium. Loyalsock will need to beat Keystone twice to win the district title.
Loyalsock 14, Jersey Shore/ GSV 2
Jersey Shore 011 00 - 2 5 4
Loyalsock 332 24 - 14 16 0
Aaron Best, Cody Coleman (5) and Garrett Hagaman, Ryan Anderson (5); Zach Haefner and Derek Gee
Top Jersey Shore hitters: Aaron Best 1-2. Top Loyalsock hitters: Connor Watkins 2-3, 3R; Derek Gee 1-5, HR; Evan Nagy 4-5, 2B; Matt Haefner 2-4, HR; Aiden Gair 2-4, HR 3R; Colin Graver 2-3, 2B.
Next game: Keystone v. Loyalsock at Volunteer, 6 tonight