Photo by Kara Milianta

By Peter Pagliaro

Not even a torrential downpour could dampen the efforts of the Little Falls boys baseball team on Tuesday as it completed its quest of winning a second straight Section III Championship against the number three seed Lowville, winning 8-5.

The six-seeded Mounties (11-12) battled steady rain throughout their sectional title game at Onondaga Community College making for sloppy conditions. However, that did not prevent them from getting off to a quick start in the top of the first inning and never looking back.

The Mounties’ solid start resulted in a seven-run first inning. The scoring began with 2-runs following a throwing error and an RBI single off the bat of Donovan Bush. Two Lowville back-to-back walks coupled with a Giovonni Almaviva home run gave Little Falls a commanding 7-0 lead.

Lowville bounced back with back-to-back runs in the bottom half of the first and second innings. Two more runs in the fourth and one in the sixth cut the Mounties lead to 7-5 heading into the seventh and final inning.

Little Falls Xavier Dunn’s sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh scored the insurance run in teammate Jackson Hummel, extending the lead to 8-5.

Wyatt Beadle came out to a rain-soaked mound in the bottom of the seventh to finish the job walking a batter while striking out three.

The Little Falls Mounties has completed the task, they were Section III Champions again for the second year in a row adding a Class B title to the trophy case alongside last seasons Class C crown.

Up next for the Mounties is a matchup against the 17-0 Section IV Champions from Oneonta on Saturday afternoon.