No. 2 seed Batavia meets No. 3 seed Pittsford Sutherland while No. 4 seed Monroe takes on No. 8 seed Aquinas. A spot in Thursday’s Class A2 final is the reward. Here’s the breakdown:
No. 2 seed Batavia vs. No. 3 seed Pittsford Sutherland
Tuesday at Hilton High, 4:30 pm
Players to Watch:
No. 2 seed BATAVIA (13-3)
Players to watch: Chandler Baker (.457, 11RBI, 21R, 2-2B, .528OBP), AJ Marcello (.400, 14RBI, 13R, 4-2B), Casey Radka (Sr. P 7-0, 48IP, 46K, 1.31 ERA, 1.04 WHIP/.333. 14RBI, 18R) and Jerry Reinhardt (.489, 19RBI, 9XBH, 14R, .583OBPSr SS/3B reigning Monroe County D-4 Player of the Week).
No. 3 seed PITTSFORD SUTHERLAND (11-9)
Players to watch: Max Carver, Jack Zielinski and Nate Richardson.
What to know: Batavia lost in last year’s A2 final and finished undefeated in Monroe County D-4 this season. The Blue Devils last title came in 1998.
Pittsford Sutherland is looking for its first sectional championship since 2014 – the Knights fourth in five years.
No. 4 seed Monroe vs. No. 8 seed Aquinas
Tuesday at Pittsford Sutherland, 4:30 pm.
Players to Watch:
No. 4 seed MONROE (9-10)
Players to watch: Gregory Romero (So. .356, 10 RBI, 23R, 6-2B, 2-3B), Christian Sanchez (Sr. .373, 20RBI, 25R) and Victor Torres (Sr. .533, 32RBI, 38R, 17XBH including 2HR).
No. 8 seed AQUINAS (9-12)
Players to watch: Trey Brown (.400, 10 XBH 1 HR), Mikey Hernandez (.350, 1HR/ 2W), James Huber (2 HR, 15 RBI).
What to know: Monroe has won four straight. The Redjackets are looking to be the second RCAC school to reach a sectional final in as many years. East High reached the Class AA championship game last season -the first city school to get that far since 1980. Monroe last won a sectional title in baseball in 1936.
The reigning A2 champions, Aquinas has won five of seven heading into the semi-finals.