Previewing Class D regional qualifier between Honeoye and Avoca

What: New York State Section V Class D Regional Qualifier

Who: Class D1 champion Honeoye Bulldogs vs. Class D2 champion Avoca Tigers

When: Tuesday, June 4 at 5 p.m.

Where: Hornell Central School

How they got here

Honeoye: No. 1 seed Honeoye beat Notre Dame of Batavia (8-7), Bradford/Hammondsport (6-1) and Arkport/Canaseraga (4-2) to win their first sectional title since 2008.

Avoca: No. 1 seed Avoca beat Lima Christian (8-1), Scio (8-3) and Belfast (6-0) to win their second sectional title in consecutive years.

Trends

Honeoye: The Bulldogs have won five straight games.

Avoca: The Tigers have won six games in a row.

By the numbers

Honeoye: .364 batting average / 1.78 earned run average

Avoca: .347 batting average /  2.37 earned run average (did not allow an earned run in Class D2 semifinals or finals.

Players to watch

Honeoye: Tyler Rudolph Sr. INF, P .462 batting average, 30 hits and 32 runs scored; Brett Higley Sr. INF, P .457 batting average, 32 hits and 30 runs scored 3-1 3.00 earned run average; Clay Allison Sr. C, .429 batting average, 24 hits and 28 runs scored

Avoca: Nate O’Brochta Sr. INF, P 9-3, 114 strike outs, has allowed 12 earned runs; .485 average, six home runs, 27 stolen bases, four triples, 37 hits and 35 runs. Zach Hammond .500 average, 30 RBI, two triples, seven doubles, Noah Hughes .379, two triples, two home runs, 21 RBI.

What’s at stake

Winner clinches a spot in the New York State Class D Far West Regional against Section VI Class D champion Brocton.

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