Northern Tier Sports Report
EAST TROY — Troy baseball took care of business on Thursday, getting the season sweep on Wellsboro as they won both games of the double-header, 12-2.

“I was trying to find ways to make sure we can manage pitching, and I just said, ‘guys, listen, we’re just going to have to hit today,’” remarked Troy coach Lyle Wesneski. “I had seven pitchers that were available, one not available. (Camryn) Harwick pitched, he threw 98 pitches in the firs game, and pitched the whole thing, which was huge. He had a little rough first inning and then settled in, and he was money the last four. Then in the last one we were going to piece it together, we went 50 pitches with the first kid, then we went 10 pitches with another, and then finished up with another. We’ve got another double-header Saturday so we just tried to save arms.”


Troy 12, Wellsboro 2, 5 innings

Troy jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the first inning and never looked back. They scored two more in the second to go up 6-1. 

After a scoreless third they added three more in the fourth and fifth innings to get the mercy rule win.

Camden Allen (3-for-4) and Mason Smith (3-for-4) combined for 6-for-10 on the day. Allen had a double, two runs scored, and 4-RBI as Smith scored twice and drove in a run.

Reed Palmer (2-for-3) had two doubles, two runs scored, and 2-RBI, with Brendan Gilliland (1-for-3) scoring three times to go with three steals.

Lincoln Chimics (1-for-3) scored twice and drove in a run, with Clayton Smith (1-for-1) walking twice and getting an RBI.

Joseph Frye (1-for-3) and Jackson Taylor each had an RBI as Harwick scored a run. 

Harwick had seven strikeouts, four walks, two runs, and two walks to get the win.

In the first Mason Smith had a hit with Gilliland drawing a walk. Chimics would drive in Smith with a hit for their first run.

After an out Palmer doubled in Gilliland and Chimics, then Clayton Smith drove in Palmer for a 4-1 lead.

In the second Harwick drew a 1-out walk, then scored on a Mason Smith hit. Smith would score on a 2-out Allen single to go up 6-1.

In the fourth Gilliland reached on a fielder’s choice, then found home two batters later on a 2-out Allen hit. Palmer and Clayton Smith kept the rally going with back to back walks, followed by Frye driving in Allen with a hit. 

Taylor then got hit by a pitch to bring in Palmer for a 9-1 lead.

After the Hornets scored in the top of the fifth Gilliland got things going with a 1-out hit. Chimics then drew a walk, setting up Allen’s 2-run double. 

Palmer would plate Allen with a double of his own to end the game.


After two scoreless innings Troy pushed one across in the third. They had a big inning in the fourth with six runs, then notched five more in the fifth for a 12-0 lead.

Wellsboro tried to extend the game, scoring two in the bottom half of the inning, but Troy held them there to get the mercy rule win.

Palmer (3-for-4) and Clayton Smith (3-for-4) combined for 6-for-8. Palmer had 2-RBI with Clayton scoring a run.

Taylor (2-for-2) scored three times as Mason Smith (2-for-4) scored twice, and drove in four runs. Gilliland (1-for-4) scored twice and had 3-RBI with Harwick (2-for-4) also crossing home twice.

Allen (1-for-2) and Frye (1-for-4) both scored as Chimics drove in a run.

Palmer started and went the first three innings to get the win. He struck out two with three walks, three hits, and no runs.

Trey Teribury pitched the fourth, with one strike out as he retired the side.

Frye tossed the fifth with two strikeouts, two hits, and two walks.

Taylor led off the third inning with a hit and eventually came around to score to put the Trojans up 1-0.

In the fourth Clayton Smith led off with a hit, followed by Taylor and Harwick reaching to load the bases. That set up Mason Smith’s 3-RBI double to take a 4-0 lead.

Gilliland drove in Mason Smith on a fielder’s choice. After a second out was made Allen drew a walk, with both Gilliland and Allen eventually scoring.

In the fifth Frye, Taylor and Harwick all had hits to load the bases again. Mason Smith would single in  Frye, then Gilliland drove in Taylor and Harwick with a hit.

Chimics brought in Mason Smith with a sacrifice fly, while a 2-out hit from Palmer allowed Gilliland to score.

Troy (5-2) will travel to Shamokin on Saturday for another double-header. First pitch is slated for 11 a.m.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Troy’s Mason Smith watches a hit…PHOTOS BY CHRIS MANNING

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