Ian Allen tripled home two runs in a three-run the ninth inning and pitched a complete game for West Seneca Post 735 Thursday in a 9-6 victory over Vestal in a losers bracket game of the New York State American Legion Baseball tournament in Utica.
Austin Spindler singled – the third hit of the inning – to drive home the first West Seneca run the ninth, breaking a 6-6 tie. Then Allen, who is from East Aurora and plays at East Stroundsburg (Pa.) University, tripled home two more runs.
Paul Wuiek had four of the 15 West Seneca hits in the victory.
West Seneca was scheduled to play Melvin Roads on Friday. The loss eliminated Vestal. Spencerport also was eliminated in Thursday’s play.