The Syracuse Post 100 Seniors advanced with a 15-7 first-round district win over Malcolm behind Wil McCoy’s two HR and five RBI evening on Friday, July 19, at North Bend.
In the bottom of the first inning, Brandon Cavanaugh ripped a one out double.
McCoy stepped to the plate and crushed a two run HR to right field and Syracuse had a quick 2-0 lead.
Malcolm scored six runs in the top half of the second and Syracuse found themselves trailing by four.
Tanner Loecker came to bat with two runners on, and hit a two RBI single in the bottom of the second.
With the bases loaded and one out, McCoy hit a line drive single that scored two more runs and the game was tied 6-6.
A double by Grant Carlson allowed two runs to cross and Syracuse carried a 8-6 lead heading into the top of the third.
In the bottom of the fourth, McCoy nailed his second HR with a solo shot to right field on a 1-2 count, and the Post 100 Seniors led 9-6.
Carlson hit his second double on the night, and later scored on a line drive single from Andrew Thompson.
Still in the fourth, Izaak Prater belted an RBI double, followed by a line drive RBI single from Jackson Zastera.
With Syracuse leading, 13-6, Sam Goering hit a base hit up the middle that scored two runs and Syracuse led 15-6 heading into the top half of the fifth.
Trenton Steckelberg hit a solo HR with one out in the fifth, but relief pitcher, Sam Goering, got the last two hitters out, and the game ended in five innings due to the mercy rule.
Syracuse scored 15 runs on 14 hits. Malcolm scored seven runs on six hits.
McCoy was 3-for-4 with a single, two HR, five RBI and three runs scored.
Carlson added two doubles; Cavanaugh, single, double; Zastera, two singles; Prater, double; Thompson, Max Brammier, Loecker and Goering, each with singles.
McCoy got the win in relief efforts. McCoy threw two innings and allowed one hit, one walk and struck out three.
Gorton started and gave up four hits, six runs, no earned runs, three walks and struck out three, in two innings.
Goering allowed one hit, one run, one strikeout in one inning.
Syracuse (No. 4 seed) will move on to play David City (No.1 seed) on Saturday, July 20, at 8 p.m. @ North Bend City Park, Foltz Field.