Nor-Gwyn led 3-2 after scoring twice in the top of the fifth inning but Wyomissing rallied to knocked the Hawks out of the Pennsylvania American Legion Region 2 Tournament, the Warriors claiming a 4-3 walk-off victory Sunday afternoon at West Lawn’s Owls Field at Ted Palka Park.
Evin Sullivan went 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBIs and a run scored while Jeff Sabater scored twice in the season-ending loss for the Hawks. The Bux-Mont regular season and tournament champs were playing at Region 2 for the first time since 2014.
Wyomissing pulled even 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth on Thomas Grabowski’s two-out RBI single.
After Nor-Gwyn went down in order in the top of the seventh, Jimmy Nunez led off the bottom of the frame with a single then was forced out at second base on Ryan Latourell’s fielder’s choice. Latourell advanced to second on a wild pitch while Lukas Terefenko’s walked, putting two on with one out.
On the next at-bat, Kobe Cabret reached on an error that allowed Latourell to score the winning run.
Grabowski was 2-for-4 with an RBI, Harrison Weiss went 2-for-3 with a triple and RBI while Cabret and Kolbie Reeser both drew three walks for Wyomissing, which advances to face Norchester 7 p.m. Monday. Norchester defeated host West Lawn 4-1 Sunday in the double-elimination tournament’s winners’ bracket final.
Warriors staring pitcher Darren Brunner earned a complete-game win, giving up three runs — all earned — on six hits, walked four and struck out six.
Carter Kemmerling took the loss for Nor-Gwyn, allowing one run — unearned — on one hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning. Hawks starter Quinn Holt surrendered three runs — all earned — on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. He had five walks and four strikeouts.
Wyomissing scored the game’s opening run in the bottom of the second on a two-out RBI triply by Weiss.
Nor-Gwyn knotted things at one in the top of the third when Sullivan’s single brought in Sabater.
The Warriors, however, regained the lead in the bottom of the inning — Aidan Cirulli hitting a one-out double, going to third on a Nunez ground then scoring on Latourell’s RBI single.
Sabater stared the Hawks’ half of the fifth with a single, went to second on a Sam Cohen groundout and came home to make it 2-2 on Sullivan’s triple. A Steve Corrado RBI sacrifice fly plated Sullivan to put Nor-Gwyn up 3-2.