MOBILE, Ala. (WSYR-TV) — There’s no denying the fact that the Onondaga Valley All-Stars are a very talented team. They check all the boxes in terms of pitching, offense and fielding, but at this stage, everyone is good. What has separated them, though, is their resiliency.
Onondaga has won six straight elimination games in regions, then two straight elimination games during pool play at the Babe Ruth World Series to get to the knockout round.
Thursday afternoon, they faced Cape Cod, Massachusetts for the right to advance on to the National Semifinals.
Chris Bonacci out of West Genesee scored the game’s first run on an errand throw in the first.
The next batter was Skyler Gashi. He made it 2-0 with the RBI single to left that plates David Cifonelli from Bishop Grimes.
Onondaga would build a 4-0 lead. CBA’s Kent Wilson smacked a solo homer to the right in the sixth.
But in the bottom half of that inning, Cape Cod rallied for give runs, pulling ahead on an infield hit with two outs and that was the difference.
The final score was 5-4, Cape Cod over Onondaga Valley.
Congrats to the boys on a fantastic run throughout the summer. They tied for fifth in the country.