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LIVE BLOG: Division vs. Pittsford Sutherland

Sean Abbate and the Division baseball team will

Sean Abbate and the Division baseball team will try for a Class A state title Saturday. Photo Credit: James Escher

UPDATE: Division loses, 3-1. Carey loses, 7-0. All Long Island teams eliminated in semifinal.

Adam Ronis live here at NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton for the State Class A semifinal between Division and Pittsford Sutherland.

Top 1: John Cruz led off by reaching on an error for Division before Lenny Martinez grounded out to short and J.J. Kissane lined an out to the second baseman, who doubled Cruz off of second to end it.

Bottom 1: Sean Abbate got a strikeout and grounder to short before walking Jordan Swisher on four pitches. Zach Salvia crushed the next pitch over the leftfield wall for a 2-run homer. Abbate got a strikeout to end the inning.

Pittsford Sutherland 2, Division 0

(Update from Laura Albanese with no wireless)

In a State Class AA semifinal, Victor leads Carey 1-0 after one inning. Matt Portland's squeeze bunt scored Cory McDonald with one out.

Top 2: With one out, Rob McNamara and Dan Skillman singled to right. Michael Roestenberg grounded into a 4-6-3 double play to end the threat.

Pittsford Sutherland 2, Division 0

Bottom 2: Abbate issued a leadoff walk before getting two outs and then issued another walk to the ninth-place hitter. Hunter Merrill lined out to second on a 3-and-2 pitch to end it.

Pittsford Sutherland 2, Division 0

Top 3: Thomas Wiebke was hit by a pitch to start the inning. After a fielder's choice, Cruz singled to right sending Johnny Muller to third base. Martinez hit a sacrifice fly to left to make it 2-1. Cruz then stole second base and Kissane flied to right to end the inning.

Pittsford Sutherland 2, Division 1

Bottom 3: Jordan Swisher hit a ball hard down the leftfield line that was just fair and went for a double to lead off. On a full count, Brad Kaczka fouled out to first baseman Wieble in foul territory in rightfield. He was backpedaling and Swisher tagged up to third. Salvia, who homered in the first, hit a sac fly to center. Cruz made the catch and in his rush to make a throw home, bobbled the exchange. The batter was out. Nick Barra then singled up the middle. Heyman flied out to left to end it.

Pittsford Sutherland 3, Division 1

Top 4: Division goes quietly in a 1-2-3 inning against Michael Gibbs.

Pittsford Sutherland 3, Division 1

(Carey-Victor update: Victor leads 5-0 in the bottom of the third)

Bottom 4: Abbate has a strong inning as he gets the side in order, while recording two strikeouts looking.

Pittsford Sutherland 3, Division 1

Top 5: Michael Rostenber walked and Wiebke reached on a fielder's choice. Muller then walked, With the count 2-and-0 on Cruz, the rain is coming down hard. It's a rain delaty.

RAIN DELAY at 11:06 a.m.

Update: Victor 5, Carey 0 in the top of the fifth 

Update (11:36 a.m.): Still in a rain delay here. It is raining heavily.

Carey trails Victor, 5-0 at the end of six innings in a Class AA semifinal.

Carey loses to Victor, 7-0.

Update (12:21 p.m.): Looks like we're close to getting going with Division. The tarp is off the field and the teams are warming up. The grounds crew is dealing with some puddles on the field. 

We're ready to go after a delay of 1:22. Cruz flied out to center with the runners going on the pitch. The inning ended when the runners were going again and Wiebke was caught in a run down and tagged out.

Pittsford Sutherland 3, Division 1

Bottom 5: With two outs, Kaczka doubled off the leftfield wall and Salvia, who has all three RBIs, was intentionally walked. Abbate then struck out Barra for his seventh K of the game.

Pittsford Sutherland 3, Division 1

Top 6: Martinez ground back to the mound for out No. 1. Kissane hits it hard, but a line drive right at the second baseman. Santorufo the fouls out to first.

Pittsford Sutherland 3, Division 1

Bottom 6: Heyman leads off with a single and goes to second on a sac bunt. Pinch hitter John Meuchner strikes out looking for the second out. Lowe reached on an infield single and stole second base. Merrill walks on four pitches to load the bases. Swisher pops up to third to end the inning.

Pittsford Sutherland 3, Division 1

Top 7: Santorufo leads off with a walk. Skillman pops up to second base. Roestenberg up to short. Wiebke gets hit by a pitch. Muller strikes out swinging. That's the final out. Division loses, 3-1.

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