Notre Dame baseball’s magical ride continues.
The Jugglers score two in the top of the seventh to tie their Class B sectional quarterfinal with Adirondack at five and then Zack Brush drove in what turned out to be the winning run in the top of the 10th on an RBI groundout to lift Notre Dame to a 6-5 win.
“It was just a great win,” Notre Dame manager Dan Bougourd said after the game. “The seniors adopted this attitude refuse to lose. They just don’t want it to end. They came up a little short last year and they’re refusing to lose. We set a goal and we’re getting steps to making that goal happen.”
Sophomore Eli Neth picked up the victory in relief and pitched scoreless baseball after surrendering the lead in the bottom of the sixth.
“That was a big win for us,” Neth said. We were down two going into the top of the seventh, but we’re a good group of guys and we were able to keep our mindset.”
The Jugglers will be back in action in the Class B semifinals on Saturday morning against No. 1 Skaneateles.
Cooperstown was involved in a back-and-forth affair of their own with Little Falls, and Brandon Hage came through with a walk-off single to propel the Hawkeyes to the Class C semifinals with a 10-9 win. Cooperstown will be in action next on Saturday morning against Bishop Ludden.
Also in Class C, top seeded Sauquoit Valley is stunned by No. 9 Cato-Meridian 3-2.
Elsewhere, Ryan Enos improves to 8-0 after leading Oriskany to a 4-0 shutout win over West Canada Valley. Enos gave up six hits and struck out 15 in the win. The Redskins move on to the semifinals where they’ll face No. 4 Fabius-Pompey.
In local softball, Whitesboro gets a dominating 23-0 win over CVA. Caitlin Reilly tosses a shutout and strikes out 10, and Paige Warmuth drives in seven runs for the Warriors.
Cooperstown sees their season come to a close with a 2-1 loss in 12 innings to Tully and West Canada Valley cruises to a 7-1 win over Sackets Harbor behind a two-hitter from Jordyn Conte.