Local roundup: West End 15s, 13s win in state BR pool play
In the Babe Ruth 15-year-old state tournament at Belleville Saturday, West End moved to 2-0 in pool play with its 10-0 win over Boyertown. Jonathan Zayas gave up just one hit in five innings to earn the complete game win while striking out 15, meaning he recorded every single out via strikeout while the one hit was just an infield single.
In the two games at states, West End has 24 strikeouts and just one walk.
“Our pitching has been excellent,” West End coach Tom Marnon said.
Drake Mankey led West End at the plate, going 3 for 4 with two RBIs. Zayas went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs while Ian Bolay went 1 for 2 with two RBIs.
West End plays Media, the District 2 champion, today at 3 back in Belleville.
• In the Babe Ruth 13-year-old state tournament at Altoona, Xavier Taylor, Owen Barry and Cayden Hess combined on the four-hitter as West End moved to 2-0 in pool play as it defeated Boyertown, 21-2. West End scored at least three runs in every inning, including seven and eight runs in the second and third innings, respectively. Maddix Dalena (2 for 2, 3 RBIs) and Carter Sagan (2 for 3, 3 RBIs) each had multi-hit and RBI games while Landon Lorson had three RBIs to lead West End.
West End gets back on the field today at 2 back at Altoona as it faces West Moreland.
• In Section 3 Major Baseball, Williamsport fell 6-0 to Selinsgrove in the tournament opener at Minersville. Williamsport must win in the consolation round today to stay alive.
age 15 babe ruth
West End 10, Boyertown 0
Boyertown 000 00- 0 1 1
WE 021 43- 10 9 0
Max Knittle, Hunter Pizzo (4th), Trey Rath (5th) and Zach Little. Jonathan Zayas and Drake Mankey. W- Zayas. L- Knittle.
Top West End hitters: Drake Mankey 3-4 2 RBIs; Jonathan Zayas 2-3 3 RBIs; Solomon Grant 1-3 2B; Ian Bolay 1-2 2 RBIs.
Next: West End vs. Media at Belleville (Today, 3)
age 13 babe ruth
West End 21, Boyertown 2
WE 378 3- 21 14 1
Boyertown 000 2- 2 4 5
Xavier Taylor, Owen Barry (3rd), Cayden Hess (4th) and Maddix Dalena, Carter Sagan (4th). A. Young, R. Cummings (2nd) and C. Carello. W- Taylor. L- Young.
Top West End hitters: Maddix Dalena 2-2 2B, 3 RBI: Carter Sagan 2-3 3 RBI; Nolan Kutney 1-1; Landon Lorson 1-2 2B, 3 RBI; Nick Barone 1-2 2B.
Next: West End vs. West Moreland at Altoona (Today, 2)