BROCKWAY — Trailing 11-4 through three innings, Bradford didn’t roll over and quit.
Instead, the Owls came from behind and rallied for an 18-12 road win over Brockway Tuesday for their first victory of the season.
The Owls (1-1) used an eight-run fifth inning to take the lead and added five insurance runs over the next two innings.
“The kids showed a lot of grit when they were down 11-4 in the third inning,” Bradford coach Eric Haynoski said. “They just had a never-quit attitude the entire game.”
Austen Davis and Cam Austin led Bradford at the plate, each going 3-for-5 with two RBI. Nolan Roulo led the Owls with four RBI, while Jack Wells went 3-for-4 with three RBI.
Dalton Dixon finished 3-for-5 with two RBI, Cal Minich had two hits and Wyatt Stark added a hit at the end of the game.
Austin struck out four batters on the mound for Bradford, while Michael Gow and Davis each recorded three punchouts.
“They had great approaches at the plate all day long,” Haynoski said of his team. “We still have to clean up a lot of things on defense, but I saw them take a step in the right direction.”
For Brockway, Ezra Swanson went 3-for-5, while Dylan Bash, Daniel Shugarts and Conner Ford each had two hits.
R H E
Bradford 400 183 2 18 16 4
Brockway 146 000 1 12 13 5
Bradford: Michael Gow (3 SO, 4 BB), Michael Greenberg (2) (1 SO), Austen Davis (3) (3 SO 1BB), Cam Austin (6) (4 SO) and Cal Minich
Brockway: Conner Ford, Ezra Swanson, Dylan Bash, Daniel Shugarts allowed a combined 16 hits, 10 walks and 9 strikeouts
Port Allegany 17, Oswayo Valley 2, 6 innings
SHINGLEHOUSE — An eight-run third inning and six-run sixth led to a lopsided victory for Port Allegany over Oswayo Valley in six innings on Tuesday.
At the plate, the Gators (2-0) were led by Ian Dynda’s three RBI, while Sawyer Prince, Drew Evens and Blaine Moses each recorded two.
On the mound, Evens struck out eight batters in four innings, while Ty Guilds struck out three. Together, the duo allowed just one hit on the afternoon.
For OV, Cayden Black tossed three strikeouts on the mound.
R H E
Port Allegany 018 206 X 17 6 3
Oswayo Valley 00X 200 X 2 1 7
PA: Drew Evens (8 SO, 1 BB), Ty Guilds (5) (3 SO) and Trey Ayers
OV: Nik Bonney (1 SO, 5 BB), Cayden Black (3) (3 SO, 1 BB), Michael Mertsock (6) (5 BB) and Brayden Wiley
Coudersport 12, Galeton 2, 6 innings
GALETON — A 16-hit afternoon and strong performance on the mound paved the way for a Coudersport win over Galeton in six innings.
Garrett Kellert finished 3-for-4 at the plate for the Falcons (3-0) with a double and triple, while Gavyn Ayers went 2-for-4 and recorded a team-high three RBI. A.J. Redmond added a pair of RBI and Jackson Glover, Derek Easton and Wyatt Daisley each added one.
The pitching trio of Glover, Redmond and Ayers allowed just one earned run and struck out nine.
Galeton’s two runs came on an inside-the-park home run by Hunter Crowell in the sixth.
R H E
Coudy 103 116 X 12 16 2
Galeton 000 002 X 2 4 4
Coudy: Jackson Glover (3 SO), A.J. Redmond (3) (5 SO), Gavyn Ayers (6) (1 SO) and Ryan Clouser and Garrett Kellert
Galeton: Tre Slawson (6 SO, 1 BB), Trey Kalacinski (6) (1 SO, 3 BB) and Hunter Crowell