Mike Daniels and player
At top, Corry Junior all-star coach Mike Daniels makes his point to his players during a meeting on the mound.

HARBORCREEK — For three innings, Corry’s Junior all-star baseball team hung with Harborcreek.

Then the roof fell in.

Corry, who lost 9-3 to Harborcreek earlier in the District 3 Tournament, struggled on defense in the fourth inning and dropped a 6-0 decision to settle for second place.

Harborcreek’s Brady Rocco pitched five innings allowing just a single to Nathan James. He struck out seven and walked one.

Ryan Vaughn pitched two hitless innings with one strikeout.

James took the loss. He went six innings charged with five hits, six runs — one earned and three walks. He fanned three.

Nathan James

Starting pitcher Nathan James delivers a pitch Wednesday against Harborcreek.

Harborcreek scored a run in the third to snap a scoreless tie.

In the fourth, Corry faltered on defense. With runners on first and third, as the Harborcreek runner stole second Corry catcher Jon Albers fired the ball back to James hoping to catch the runner off third.

It worked almost perfectly.

However, as Corry caught the runner in a rundown between third and home, the ball was thrown away at third base. Both runners scored easily making it 3-0.

Then came two errors on routine plays, a dropped pop up and missed grounder.

Ryan Vaughn then blasted a triple making it 5-0. He scored on a wild pitch.

Vaughn wound up with two doubles and a triple. Jake Manendo and Jordan Irwin had singles and scored once.

Harborcreek now advances to sections at French Creek Valley Mid-east. That starts on July 16.

Jonathan Pike

Jonathan Pike gets the out at first base on a Harborcreek sacrifice bunt.

Corry Jrs. 000 000 0 — 0 1

Harborcreek 001 500 x — 6 5

2b-Ryan Vaughn (H) 2. 3b-Vaughn. WP-Brady Rocco. LP-Nathan James.


Minor Boys Baseball

All games at Bracken Field

Tuesday’s Game

LeBoeuf 8, Union City 7

Wednesday’s Game

LeBoeuf 12, Harborcreek 2, 4 innings

Thursday’s Final Game

LeBoeuf vs. Harborcreek, 6 p.m.

Juniors Boys at Harborcreek

Wednesday’s Final Game

Harborcreek 6, Corry 0

Section 1 Minor Girls

All games in Columbus

Wednesday, 6 p.m.

D-10 St. Marys 9, D-1 Cochranton 1

Thursday, 6 p.m.

St. Marys vs. D-3 Northwestern

Friday, 6 p.m.

Losers from Wed. and Thurs.

Junior American Legion Tournament

Tuesday’s Game

Corry 10, Conneaut 0, 5 innings

Wednesday’s Game

Wesleyville 4, Corry 2

Friday’s Game

Corry at Saegertown

Senior American Legion

Friday at 6 p.m.

Corry at Union City

Region 8 at St. Marys July 19-20

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