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ROUNDUP: Three of four top seeds win in District V legion baseball first round

Posted 7/14/22

Three of the four top seeds in the District V American Legion baseball playoffs won their first round games Wednesday in the double-elimination format.

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ROUNDUP: Three of four top seeds win in District V legion baseball first round

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Three of the four top seeds in the District V American Legion baseball playoffs won their first round games Wednesday in the double-elimination format.

Top seed Whitestown, as well as Smith Post of Rome and Ilion Post, all won. Utica Post upset Adrean Post in the other game.

Whitestown Post defeated Oriskany Post 13-0 in a game halted after five innings due to the mercy rule. The hosts scored six first inning runs and added seven more in the third.

Colin Skermont (7-1) started and went three innings for Whitestown in the win. He allowed two hits and struck out eight. Dominick Bullis went the final two innings, allowing only a walk and striking out three.

Ty Kane was 3-for-3 for Whitestown with three RBIs and two runs scored. Skermont had a single and triple, with two runs and two RBIs.

Oriskany’s Christian Grant and Anthony Kernan had the team’s two hits.

Pitching statistics for Oriskany were not submitted.

Whitestown improves to 16-2.

Oriskany (5-13) falls into the elimination bracket.

Smith Post ekes out a win

Smith Post got a 5-4 win at home against Moran Post of Camden.

Damon Campanaro earned the win, going five innings. He gave up four runs on five hits and walked four. He struck out five. Derek Holmes earned the save in two innings of scoreless relief.

Mike Flint had a hit and three RBIs for Smith. Marco Macri had a double and an RBI. Dillan Melchiore had a hit and an RBI as well. Holmes had two hits and scored twice.

Statistics for Moran were not submitted.

Ilion Post rides early runs to victory

Ilion Post scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning in a 9-3 win over New Hartford Post.

New Hartford scored all three of its runs in the top of the fourth, but Ilion immediately answered with five more runs to grow its lead to six runs.

Chase Regan tripled twice for Ilion. He drove in three runs and scored twice. Rikki Smith had a single and double with a run and an RBI. Noah Carpenter had two hits, a run and an RBI.

Cole Maxwell earned the win, going 4 1/3 innings and allowing three earned runs on three hits and two walks. He struck out two. Tanner Warren went the rest of the way to earn the save, allowing two hits and two walks with three strike outs.

New Hartford’s Ryan Chmielewski took the loss. He started but only went 2/3 of an inning, allowing four earned runs on two hits and a walk.

Matt Greene had two hits for New Hartford, as well as an RBI. Rowan Gall doubled, scored and drove in a run. Connor Karwowski doubled and scored.

Utica defeats Adrean

Game details were not available in Utica Post’s 6-5 win over host Adrean Post.

Thursday’s games

Thursday’s games were two winners’ bracket matchups and two elimination games.

Whitestown took on visiting five seed Utica Post (8-8) and two seed Ilion (11-5) hosted Smith Post (11-5), the three seed, in the winners’ bracket.

In the elimination bracket, seven seed New Hartford (7-10) topped six seed Moran (8-9) 5-4. Game details were not available.

In another contest, four seed Adrean (9-7) hosted Oriskany. Game results were not available at press time.

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