YORK – The term walk-off is usually saved for a hitter that drives in the winning run with a base hit or a bases-loaded walk.
On Wednesday night it had a little different meaning as York Fusion pitching dished up 13 walks and the Seward Jazz took advantage with a 13-7 win at the York Ballpark Complex.
Seward had just three hits in the game, but adding the 13 bases-on-balls from York starter Lauryn Haggadone, a few wild pitches, and two errors, the Jazz had its recipe for the win.
York started out strong and wiped out a 1-0 Seward lead in the bottom of the first scoring four times.
The 14s had lead-off singles from Bailey Holthus and Hailey Lindburg, along with a fielder’s choice on a batted ball off the bat of Kassidy Stuckey that never led to an out.
A single by Kenzie Wruble drove in one run and a two-run single from Ashleigh Hills gave the York team the early lead.
Seward countered with two in the third and York was able to push a run across to account for the 5-3 score headed to the third.
In the third frame the Jazz got a lead-off double, a two-run single, a wild pitch and a passed ball, a hit batter and two errors to account for the six runs.
Trailing 9-5, the Fusion tried to chip away at the Jazz lead as they scored one run in each the third and fourth frames.
York had an inning building in the fourth with two runners on with no outs, but a fly out and then a throw out of a runner tagging up to take third took the wind out the Fusion sails.
Seward put the game away in the fourth with four more runs on just one hit.
York’s offense was led by Wruble who went 2 for 2 with a run batted in. Holthus also had two hits in two at bats, while Hills drove in two runs with two singles.
York finished the game with six hits and they earned four bases-on-balls during the game.
The Jazz stranded six runners on base with all of them left in scoring position.
York left four on base and three were in scoring position.
York had two errors and the Jazz did not have a miscue in the field.
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