No. 1 seed East Rochester defeated the No. 11 seeded Marauders, 12-3, in the championship game at Colburn Park in Newark. ER senior Trey Pascazi is named Most Valuable Player after a complete game, nine strikeout performance against Williamson, which was making its first appearance in a baseball sectional final since 1970.
The East Rochester baseball team repeated as Section 5 Class CCC champions on Wednesday afternoon with a 12-3 victory Williamson at Colburn Park.
The No. 1 seeded Bombers jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first against the No. 11 seeded Marauders. Both teams belong to the Wayne County League.
ER senior Trey Pascazi pitched a complete game, striking out nine. He was named the Most Valuable Player as the Bombers repeated as Class CCC champs.
The Bombers took control early with the four runs in the bottom of the first frame. Chris Chilelli drew a leadoff walk and Sam Hauser singled to center. Pascazi lofted a sacrifice fly to plate Chilelli. Matt Burns was hit by a pitch, then Nick Fathergill delivered a two-run single. With two gone, Rick Hook drove in the fourth run on a groundout.
The Marauders (9-15), who were making their first appearance in the championship game since 1970, responded with three runs in the second inning on four hits and two ER miscues.
Neil Campbell led off with an infield single. Brandon DeRue reached on an error and Kyle Robinson followed with a single up the middle to load the bases. Ricky Yockel lofted a sacrifice fly. Devon Cristales singled home the second run, and Ben Reid blooped a hit down the right field line over first base for the third marker of the inning.
“Brian Steurrys does a great job,” ER head coach Pat Walsh said of the Williamson head coach. “When you have a group of senior who want to play, and a coach who works hard, I give Williamson a lot of credit. They beat some good teams to get here.”
However, the Bombers offset that with three runs of their own in the home half. Burns doubled in two runs and Fathergill accounted for the third on an out.
ER tacked on two runs in the fourth, two in the fifth, and one in the sixth to secure their second straight Secton 5 block.
ER will play the Class C champion Geneseo at 5 p.m. on Thursday at Dwyer Stadium in Batavia, with the winner to face Class CC champion Lyons on Saturday for the State Class C representative.