Honesdale rallied from a two-run deficit in the bottom of the seventh to post a wild 10-9 win over Valley View. Jamie Blockberger played the hero, beating out an infield single and then stealing his way around the bases to score the deciding run.

Valley View was just one inning away from victory in Wayne County Teener League baseball action Saturday afternoon in the Maple City.

All the young Cougars needed was three outs to preserve a win over Honesdale...but, the young Stars were far from done on this particular day.

Fantastic Finish
Jamie Blockberger wreaked major havoc on the basepaths in the bottom of the seventh, leading the homestanding Stars to an unlikely 10-9 triumph.

With the game tied and bases empty, Blockberger beat out an infield single. He then promptly stole second and third, setting up a storybook finish.

Blockberger took off for the plate when a pitch in the dirt eluded Valley View’s catcher. The 15-year-old speed demon dove for the dish and beat the throw, setting off a wild celebration.

“This was a pretty good win for us,”?Coach Lee Donat told TWI?Sports. “It was probably a little closer than it should have been. We’re a young team and sometimes we play down to the level of our competition.”

With the win, Honesdale upped its regular season record to 3-9 for the year. The Stars will be back on the diamond Wednesday against Lake Ariel.

By the Numbers
Scotty Bates led the way offensively for Honesdale.

The Stars’ #3 hitter enjoyed a perfect 3-for-3 day at the dish. He was aided &?abetted by Will Crossman, who clubbed a key triple and scored a run.

Logan Freiermuth, the fifth Star to take the mound against Valley View, worked two inings and earned the decision.

Score by Innings...
VV   (2-10) 0  2  2  3  1  1  0 -  9
HON (3-9)  0  0  1  2  3  1  3 - 10