The Wayland-Cohocton baseball team took the next step in the Section V Tournament on Friday, May 25, at the Nest as they shut out visiting Mynderse in quarterfinal play by a final score of 8-0 on a warm and humid day on the hill. The victory pushed the Golden Eagles into the semifinal round of Class B on Tuesday against Attica who downed Dansville in the other quarterfinal match-up.

The Wayland-Cohocton baseball team took the next step in the Section V Tournament on Friday, May 25, at the Nest as they shut out visiting Mynderse in quarterfinal play by a final score of 8-0 on a warm and humid day on the hill. The victory pushed the Golden Eagles into the semifinal round of Class B on Tuesday against Attica who downed Dansville in the other quarterfinal match-up.


Golden Eagles coach Steve Wager commented, “When you get to this point of the season the keys are usually pitching and defense. We did commit a couple of errors today, but fortunately they didn't come back to haunt us at all. Evan (Englert) and Tyler (Brown) were solid on the hill. We also managed to get some key hits when we needed them early in the game.”


Mynderse (8-14) had some baserunners, but were never able to come up with the key hit they needed to prolong any kind of rally. Evan Englert pitched well for Way-Coh working six strong shut out innings scattering five hits, while fanning five and walked just one in earning the win. Tyler Brown came on to close the door in a 1-2-3 seventh as the Eagles soared to an 8-0 victory in their final home game of the season.


Wayland-Cohocton plated a run quickly in the first inning. Tyler Thielges led off with a first-pitch single, stole second, was wild pitched to third and a short time later another wild pitch scored him. In the second Joe Meyer slapped a 1-out single and went to second on an errant pick-off throw. C.J. Ellis picked him up with a run scoring double making it a two-run lead in the second. Way-Co scored twice in the fourth when C.J. Ellis singled with one out. Following a stolen base and an infield grounder, he would score on Tyler Thielges' single. Thielges would swipe second and then rode home on a hit by Collin Burke making it a 4-0 game. In the home fifth Wayland-Cohocton broke things open with a four-run rally. Tyler Brown opened the inning with a double and Mike Murphy followed with a single. After Evan Englert was hit by an 0-2 pitch, the bases were loaded up. Joey Meyer's single scored one, and a bases-loaded walke to C.J. Ellis forced home another. A wild pitch scored one and then a fielders' choice plated the last one in the 8-0 whitewash.


For the Golden Eagles offensively, Tyler Thielges was 2-4 with an RBI, scored two runs, and stole 3 bases. Collin Burke 1-4 with an RBI. Tim Weidman 2-4 with a double and a stolen base. Tyler Brown 2-3 with a double and scored a run. Mike Murphy 1-2 with a run scored. Evan Englert scored a run. Joe Meyer 2-3 with an RBI and scored once and drove in a run. C.J. Ellis was 2-2 with a double, two RBIs and scored twice and stole a base in the victory. Mike Murphy had a fine defensive game at first base, while Ben Haszlauer at third was involved in seven of the last 10 outs in the game, so the junior third-sacker was kept busy.


For Mynderse centerfielder Matt Felice was 2-3 and made several fine defensive plays in the game. Also Jeremy Fredenberg, Jason Anderson and Mike Wood each added hits for the Blue Devils in their season's finale.