Saturday, August 01, 2015
West Seneca Players Are State Baseball Champs
UTICA – West Seneca Post 735 ball players are the New York State American Legion Baseball Champions.
By the top of the 5th inning, Saratoga Stampede was ahead, 3-1.
Then West Seneca took advantage of loaded bases when Saratoga pitcher Daniel Hobbs walked four in a row. Even relief pitcher Robert Gates couldn’t stop West Seneca shortstop Andrew Schaefer from smashing a double down the left field line, driving in three runs.
The score was suddenly 5 to 3, and that’s how it stayed to the end of the championship game four innings later, played at Murnane Field’s Donovan Stadium in Utica.