• With the skies mostly cooperating for a few hours Friday evening, the Wolverines were able to get the first round game of their annual Tournament played.  They beat the Oswayo Valley Green Wave 12-2 in 5 innings.  The boys will go for the championship, Saturday afternoon at about 2.  Their opponent, either Honeoye or Cuba Rushford, will be determined Saturday morning.  That game is starting at 10.  The third place game will be next and then the finale.

    Wyatt Karnuth started on the hill for Coach Allen and went three innings, picking up the win. He scattered 5 hits and struck out 3.  Caden Allen took over to start the fourth and fanned 3 in his two frames of work.  

    The BR bats collected a dozen hits and did not strikeout once.  The decisive run was scored with none out in the BR fifth.

    The game started in a slight drizzle that would slow to almost nothing by game’s end.   Karnuth got out of the first inning on 6 pitches.  Groundout to Trey Buchholz at second, making the toss to Allen who started the game at first.  Out #2 was a three-pitch backwards K, and the final punchout was a grounder to Landon Danaher, at short, making the toss to Allen.

    BR fared no better in their part of the inning.  A two out walk to Karnuth who stole his way around to third was all the boys would show for the start.

    Following another 6-3 put out, the Wave got the first hit of the game with a one out single to center.  The next batter hit a comebacker to Karnuth who got the sure out at first.  Wyatt finished the inning with a swinging K.

    BR essentially wrapped things up in the 2nd.  Allen led off with a single to right.  Reiss Gaines followed with a single to left.  Allen made it to third and Gaines took second on the throw in.  An out later, Ethan Childs ripped a ball up the middle, plating both Wolverine runners.  Childs would steal second moments before Matt Mitchell singled to right.  Having moved up the extra 90 feet on his own, Childs was able to score on the play.  Mitchell stole second, which didn’t much matter due to what followed.  Danaher laced a ball to one of the deeper parts of the park, the left center gap, then flew around the bases for the inside the park homerun.  Buchholz followed with a sharply hit ball to left.  The fielder booted the ball and Trey got to third standing up. Karnuth singled to left as well, easily scoring Buchholz.  Karnuth again stole his way around the bases.  Cam MacDonell hit a sac fly to right, plenty deep enough to score Wyatt.  BR was up by a touchdown.

    The Wave weren’t about to go back out to sea with the tide.  They got their two runs in the top of the third.  A single to left started things.  After Karnuth’s third K, Danaher dove to keep the next ball in the infield, and nearly got the lead runner at second, but still two on.  Aydin Sisson, jumped out of his catcher’s crouch, gobbled up a little nubber in front of the plate, and WAS able to get the lead runner at third, with a toss to MacDonell.  The next man dropped a flare into left, that hung up enough so the runners couldn’t get a good read on things, bases loaded.  A single to right scored two and put men at the corners.  The inning ended when Sisson gunned out the man at first who was trying to steal second.  BR 7-2.

    Gaines started the BR 3rd with a ball to center that turned into a three base error.  Sisson hit a grounder that would score Gaines, on the play, the throw was off, the scoop was dropped.  One of those guys got charged with an error, and Sisson was on, nobody out.  Childs was hit with a pitch, two aboard. Mitchell slapped one to right, scoring Sisson and moving Childs to third.  Men at the corners, double steal worked to perfection for BR, Childs scored, Mitchell on second.  Trey’s groundout to the right side moved Mitchell to third.  Karnuth singled up the middle, Mitchell scored. Cam singled to centerfield. Allen walked to load the sacks.  BR needed one more hit, or walk, or… to have enough runs.  OV would have still gotten two at bats, so it wasn’t super significant.  BR 11-2.

    Allen took over on the bump, got the first man swinging.  Their next batter worked a walk.  The rally was stopped on a 6-4-3 DP, Danaher making the glove flip to Trey who turned and fired to Sawyer Johnson, who made a nice stretch to complete the twin killing.   Probably can’t say that these days, but it’s baseball talk, everyone is fine.

    BR’s 4th, was too much like their first.  Sisson’s leadoff walk went for naught.

    The visitor’s last gasp, Allen fanned the first two he faced in the frame.  A single to center was followed by a popper to Buchholz at second to end it.

    Three pitches were all that BR needed to put the stamp on this one.  After a foul ball, Buchholz tore one into the death valley corner in right.  If not for the slick surface he might have been able to touch ‘em all, stopping at three was good enough.  Johnson, first pitch swinging, drove a ball through the middle to make the difference 10.

    Danaher drove in two and scored with his HR.

    Buchholz had two hits and scored twice.

    Karnuth had two hits and drove in a pair.   

    Johnson made the most of his one plate appearance, driving in the “winning run”.

    Cam had a hit and an RBI.

    Allen had a hit, a walk and a run scored.

    Gaines had a hit and crossed the plate twice. Sisson drove in one and scored one,

    Childs accounted for two runs with his hit and scored twice as well.

    Twos were wild for Mitchell, with a pair of hits, RBI, and runs scored.


    As was mentioned at the start of this, we don’t know who BR’s next opponent is, but the game is pretty much supposed to start at 2 Saturday afternoon.  Then it’s a busy week for the Wolverines with fours games on tap next week.  From what the local weather guessers are saying, they shouldn’t expect any issues with rain for the week.