Parkhurst Post had a chance to end visiting Whitestown Post’s undefeated streak in league play on Thursday but couldn’t seal the deal as the Oriskany squad fell, 5-3, in eight innings of a District V American Legion baseball game at DeLutis Field.
Parkhurst needed just one more out to win it holding a 3-2 lead in the top of the seventh, but Whitestown’s Mike Sullivan responded with a triple and scored the tying run on an overthrow from the outfield.
Parkhurst also left the bases loaded in the bottom of the frame, and Whitestown again capitalized when Ryan Watson was hit by a pitch and Matt Engler singled to put runners at the corners. Watson went on to score on a groundout as the go-ahead run and Engler later scored on a base hit by Dylan Groski.
Pat McGrath took the pitching loss after going the distance and allowing seven hits, four walks and striking out five.
Adam Broski led Parkhurst with two hits, Dan Buehler knocked a two-run triple to tie the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the first, and Trevor O’Bryan then put the hosts up a run with a sacrifice fly soon afterwards.
Ryan Watson was the winning pitcher in the complete game effort while giving up six hits, no walks and striking out 11, as Whitestown remains unbeaten in District V action at 11-0 and are 18-2 overall.
Parkhurst falls to 3-5 in the league and will visit Sherrill Post on Saturday at Noyes Park starting at 1 p.m.
Roberts wins in eight innings
Roberts Post scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat Little Falls, 9-8, at Holland Patent High School.
John Iselo recorded four hits, including two doubles, three runs, and two RBIs to lead Roberts, while Andy Hurteau added two doubles and three RBIs, Ryan Crego added two hits and scored twice, and Chris Williams drove in three runs and scored two times.
Nate Palmer picked up the win in relief. Zakary Cavoly started and gave up four runs off five hits with one walk and six strikeouts through five innings.
Roberts moves to 4-6 in the league and 6-10 overall and will visit Herkimer Post on Monday at Harmon Field at 6 p.m.