NORTH EAST — Corry’s 10-year-old all-star baseball team finished 4-2 overall and in sixth place at the Farm Invitational Tournament.
The Erie Outlaws scored five unearned runs in the first inning and topped Corry, 9-6.
The Outlaws then lost in the finals 4-0 to MYAA Nationals.
After some sloppy play in the top of the first, Corry scored once on a single by Austin Goodsel and sacrifice fly by Kenny Nichols.
Alex Shopene relieved tough-lucked starter Tyler Burlew in the second and shut down the Outlaws until the fourth.
Corry plated four runs in the second to tie it at 5. Kameron Beeman and Joey Perry singled, Daulton Craker walked and Tanner Jackson singled in two runs. Goodsel and Bryton Lyon then singled in runs.
Erie tallied two runs in the fourth for a 7-5 lead.
Corry was denied a run on a questionable call when Perry was ruled out for missing home plate and entering the dugout area.
“I showed the umpire Perry’s footprint, which showed his toe touched the plate,” said coach J.W. Bracken. “The umpire stepped on the footprint, scotched it out and called him out.”
Corry closed to within 7-6 in the fifth when Lyon singled and scored on Beeman’s ground out.
The Outlaws added two runs in the sixth off three hits, then shut down Corry by striking out the side.
Goodsel, Lyon, Nichols and Jackson all finished with two hits.
“We showed a lot of character in coming back from a 5-0 deficit,” Bracken claimed. “Our hitting was the best of the season.
“Alex (Shopene) excelled in an extended relief appearance,” he noted.
Shopene pitched five innings allowing five hits, four runs and four walks, striking out three. Burlew fanned three in the first inning.
“It was a great pleasure to coach this special group of kids,’ said Bracken. “They have a great future playing together.”
Erie Outlaws 500 202 — 9 8
Corry ‘10’s’ 140 010 — 6 10
2b-Steve Steindorf (E). WP-n/a. LP-Tyler Burlew.