07/30/07 — Wayne County Bobcats off to 2-0 start in Cooperstown

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Wayne County Bobcats off to 2-0 start in Cooperstown

Published in Sports on July 30, 2007 1:47 PM

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Jacob Sasser slugged two home runs and Adam Pate added a round-tripper as the Wayne County Bobcats 12U baseball team dumped Reading (N.J.) Rampage 15-2 at Cooperstown Dreamspark on Sunday evening.

Sasser provided three hits in four at-bats for Wayne County, which emerged one of 28 teams to finish first-day action unbeaten at 2-0. Pate contributed three hits and combined with Greg Johnson for the pitching win.

Taylor Raynor batted 2-for-3. Johnson, Justin Lee, Reid Howell and Dillon Smith supplied one hit apiece.

Wayne County started pool play with a 10-2 conquest of Amherst (Ohio) Comets. Zack Harold and Smith combined for the pitching win, while Pate belted two home runs.

Logan Brown homered in a 2-for-3 effort. Sasser, Lee and Josh Edwards delivered one hit apiece.

Wayne County played the Arlington (Ill.) Thoroughbreds at 8:30 this morning and opposes the Atkinson (N.H.) Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Coach Chad Pate's team continues pool play Tuesday against Pickering (Canada) Red Sox and Chester County (Pa.) Crawdads.

The Bobcats conclude pool play Wednesday against the CNY Pioneers American team.