Hutch-Tech had its run as Cornell Cup baseball champion. Now it’s City Honors’ turn.
The Centaurs (14-3) won their second Cornell Cup League 1 championship in a row on Wednesday, defeating Hutch, 6-2, in the playoff final at McCarthy Park. Caleb Lee, a junior right-hander, pitched a five-hitter, striking out nine.
Leading 3-2, Honors broke the game open with three runs in the bottom of the sixth. John Liberti’s bases-loaded double and Dave Lippman’s sacrifice fly produced the runs.
City Honors took a 2-1 lead in the second on a walk, a double by Jack Sullivan and RBI singles by Jon Ruggiero and Ted Randall. Isiah Shadwick’s sacrifice fly tied it for the Engineers in the fourth, but Lippman singled home the lead run in the bottom half.
“We won a sectional game, which was one of our objectives, and the Cornell Cup was another objective. So, it was a great season,” said Centaurs coach Frank DiLeo.
GEORGETOWN CUP: It will be St. Joe’s (18-8) against Canisius next week in the best-of-three Georgetown Cup championship series. The Marauders, regular season champions in Monsignor Martin, earned a shot at a repeat title with a 16-1 rout of Cardinal O’Hara. Chris Falk shut out the Hawks on two hits over five innings. Tom Brummer, Derek Penman, Will Frank and David Maher had two hits each and Anthony Brophy and David Archer had two RBIs apiece.