David Cook
Sports Scene
The Ithaca baseball team ended the season in a big way by picking up an upset win in the district finals before falling in the district championship game.
Ithaca pulled off the upset in the semifinals when it defeated Hemlock 5-2.
Timely hitting and a stellar pitching performance from Charlie Martyn got the job done for the Yellowjackets.
Martyn allowed just two runs on three hits over seven innings to get the win for the Yellowjackets. Martyn also struck out nine batters.
Ithaca took the early lead in the game when it pushed across a run in the first inning on an RBI single by Kaleb Hallock.
The Yellowjackets took command of the game with three runs in the third inning. Brady Paradise and Martyn both delivered RBI hits during the inning. Martyn led Ithaca with two RBI during the game.
Carter Adle also contributed on offense as he went two-for-three at the plate and stole three bases. In all, Ithaca totaled 12 stolen bases against Hemlock.
In the district championship game Ithaca dropped a 7-1 decision to Chesaning.
Ryley White led the Ithaca offense with a home run while Collin Thrush collected two hits including a double and added a stolen base.
Thrush went the distance on the mound for Ithaca as he pitched six innings and recorded seven strikeouts.