Monday night’s Section III Class A Final could not have started any better for Whitesboro.
They scored three times in the top of the first, including one run on a Jake Montrose RBI triple, and appeared to be on their way to repeating as sectional champions.
Little did the Warriors know they wouldn’t score another run and East-Syracuse Minoa would storm back for four runs to come away with the victory.
Whitesboro was clinging to a 3-2 lead in the fifth, but Dom Fasolo gave up a double followed by a game-tying single to open the frame. The Spartans then took the lead for good on a throwing error and didn’t look back.
ESM will now move on to the state tournament and a matchup against Franklin Academy on Thursday afternoon.