Wil McCoy crushed a three-run HR in the bottom of the third to help give Syracuse a 5-2 win over Falls City in the first round of the SENBC tournament on Wednesday, June 26.
Syracuse was supposed to host this game, but weather conditions forced the Post 100 seniors to travel to Falls City.
Trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the third, Tanner Loecker, who compiled three singles in this contest, started the inning with a single up the middle. Brandon Cavanaugh hit a one out single and Syracuse had runners on first and second. That’s when McCoy drove a pitch to right field for a three-run HR, and Syracuse led 3-2.
In the fourth inning, Max Brammier ripped a single to right field. Loecker stepped to plate and hit a RBI single to center field and the Post 100 seniors had a two run lead. Syracuse added another run in the sixth when McCoy drove in Jake Gorton with a single to center field. Brammier closed out the game in the top of the seventh and Syracuse picked up it’s sixth win on the year.
Syracuse pounded out 10 hits and five runs. Falls City scored two runs on four hits.
Gorton, Brammier and McCoy combined for the pitching totals. As a team, Syracuse struck out nine hitters. McCoy got the win in relief efforts.
Loecker was 3-for-3 with three singles; McCoy, single, HR; Grant Carlson, two singles; Andrew Thompson, Brammier, and Cavanaugh, each with singles. McCoy led the team in RBI with four and Loecker added one.
Syracuse 9 Auburn 0
The Syracuse juniors continue to impress and are on a three-game winning streak after a quick 9-0 win against Auburn on Tuesday, June 25.
In their first game of the SENBC tournament, Syracuse got off to a 4-0 lead in the first inning. Braden LaFollette smacked an RBI single to score Cooper Carlson. Later in the inning, Micah Harvey drove in two runs after a hard single to center field and Syracuse led by four.
Grant Stubbendeck drilled a double in the second that advanced pinch runner, Garrett Daharsh to third. Daharsh would score on a passed ball and Syracuse led 5-0. Dalton Leefers hit a two out RBI single later in the inning and the juniors had a 7-0 advantage.
To start the bottom of the fourth, Stubbendeck nailed a single to center field. Leefers came through again with a RBI single, and Micah Harvey hit a sacrifice fly ball that scored Griffin Goering, and Syracuse went on to pick up it’s ninth win on the season.
The Syracuse pitching staff had only one walk in this contest. LaFollette got the win by throwing two innings, and allowed one hit while striking out three. Carlson struck out one in two innings of relief and Harvey had two K’s.
Leefers was 2-for-2 with three RBI; Stubbendeck, single, double; Harvey and LaFollette, each with singles.
The juniors will face Tecumseh at Tecumseh on Thursday, June 27 starting at 8 p.m. The seniors will face Nebraska City on Friday, June 28. Game time: TBD.