Honeoye’s season ends in regionals

Ronald “Bubba” Brown struck out 18, and Brocton downed Honeoye, 6-4 in the NYS Class D Far West Regional. (Photo: PAUL GOTHAM)

By PAUL GOTHAM

BATAVIA, N.Y. — The Honeoye Bulldogs used a pair of late-inning rallies to advance to Saturday’s NYS Class D Far West Regional.

Brocton’s Ronald “Bubba” Brown made sure the state’s top-ranked team didn’t have a third straight come-from-behind win in the post-season.

Brown struck out 18 batters and delivered three hits as Brocton (VI) topped Honeoye, 6-4 to reach the state semifinals.

The senior right-hander stranded a runner on first with a strike out to end the first. It was the first of seven straight batters he sent back to the dugout.

 


Brown led the second inning with an infield single and eventually scored on a wild pitch to give Brocton a 1-0 lead.

Trailing 2-1 after four innings, Brocton rallied to score four. Brown capped the inning with a two-out RBI single.

 

Darien Booker reached on an error to start the rally. Booker stole second, moved to third on an errant throw and came home on a wild pitch. Riley Rivera also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.

Charlie Farrell gave Honeoye the lead with a two-out, two-run double. Brett Higley’s infield pop up was lost in the sun and fell for a single. With Higley on second via a stolen base, Clay Allison walked to set up Farrell.

 

Honeoye rallied in the fifth to cut the deficit to one. Jared Walden and Higley drove in a run apiece to make  it a 5-4 game.

 


Honeoye (23-2) didn’t get any closer. The Bulldogs had won six straight games.

Brocton will play the Bolton/Schroon Lake (VII) – Lisbon (X) winner next Friday at Conlon Field in Binghamton.

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