Allegany County, N.Y., jumped out to a 7-1 lead through the first four frames then held off a late rally to eliminate Bristol’s Edgewood Little League, 10-7, in Sunday afternoon action at the Senior League Baseball East Regional.
Edgewood, which includes players from all three Bristol Little Leagues, made things interesting when it scored three times in the fifth to cut the deficit to 7-4. Allegany County, which is made up of Wellsville, Bolivar and Fillmore Little Leagues, responded with two in the sixth, but Edgewood had another three spot in the bottom half of the frame to make it 9-7.
After Allegany County tacked on a run on in the top of the seventh, Edgewood got runners on the corners with one out. Hunter Kane coaxed Jessie Caron into a pop up to right for the second out. Allegany County then brought Brett Miglore back to the mound to try to save Kane’s eligibility for tomorrow. Without throwing another pitch, Miglore recorded the save by picking the runner off of first base for the final out of the game.
Gary Burdick, who earned the win in 2 1/3 innings of work, was 2-for-3 with a double at the plate for Allegany County, which will face Buena, N.J., in another elimination game Monday at 2 p.m. C.J. Pierce and Cole Tracy each drove in a pair for the winners.
Edgewood, which was hurt by eight errors on the day, got two-run hits from Joe Dorsio and Joe Pastymak to pace the offense.