Top seeds bring lots of talent: What you need to know about Section V baseball tournament

Marquel Slaughter
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

The Section V postseason officially began Sunday afternoon. 

In a Class C2 play-in game, No. 16 Caledonia-Mumford scored five runs in each of the first two innings during a 19-7 win over No. 17 Clyde Savannah.

Camden Reed and his Cal-Mum Raiders (2-13) will visit top-seeded Oakfield-Alabama in Monday’s pre-quarterfinals. 

Reed won Sunday's play-in with eight strikeouts while scattering three hits in four innings. Casey Decker struck out five in relief.

Scott Essig went 5-for-5 with three RBIs, and a double in the win. Camden Reed was 4-for-5 with a triple, double, and three RBIs. Jeremy Raymond had four RBIs. 

A much larger slate of Section V tournament games will begin Monday. 

No. 1 seeds 

Class AA: Webster Schroeder (13-2). 

Class A: Webster Thomas (14-4). 

Class B1: Palmyra-Macedon (13-2). 

Class B2: Attica (11-4). 

Class C1: Gananda (15-3). 

Class C2: Oakfield-Alabama (11-2). 

Class D: Keshequa (14-1). 

All Section V championship game are scheduled for Tuesday, June 15 at the higher seed. And remember: the season will conclude after sectionals. There is no region or state tournament.

2019 Section V champions 

Class AA: McQuaid (state champion). 

Class A1: Canandaigua. 

Class A2: Pittsford Sutherland. 

Class B1: Batavia. 

Class B2: LeRoy. 

Class C1: Gananda. 

Class C2: Bolivar-Richburg. 

Class D1: Honeoye. 

Class D2: Avoca. 

Crowded at the top

It'll be interesting to see who comes out of the larger classifications.

Michael Salina's Webster Schroeder team may be Class AA's top seed, but Gage Ziehl and No. 2 Penfield (17-3), and Will Taylor's No. 3 McQuaid Knights are looking for their second consecutive section crowns.

Mitchell Kelly's top-seeded Webster Thomas team won't have it any easier. Nick Calarco and No. 2 Irondequoit (14-3), Casey Saucke's third-seeded Greece Athena team (14-4), and AJ DeBalso's fourth-seeded Pittsford Sutherland squad are all formidable.

City champ plays host 

Fresh off of winning the program's first city championship game in 13 years, School of the Arts (9-8) was given Class AA's No. 6 seed.

The SOTA/Monroe/School Without Walls Silverhawks will host their 11th-seeded city league rival Edison/Wilson (3-12) at 5 p.m. Monday at Cobbs Hill Park.

SOTA coach Willie Mason was named Rochester City Athletic Conference Coach of the Year on Monday. Junior pitcher Abel Austin, MVP of the RCAC tournament, was chosen as an RCAC first team all-star.

The SOTA-Edison winner will visit the third-seeded reigning state champion McQuaid Knights (15-4) in Wednesday's quarterfinals.

East High junior shortstop Victor Arroyo, recently named RCAC Player of the Year, will lead his city tournament runner-up Eagles (9-6) as Class A's fifth seed. They will host No. 12 Brighton at 4:45 p.m. Monday.

Last unbeaten goes down 

Keshequa was Section V’s last remaining undefeated team. 

That's until York edged them 1-0 on Wednesday. Both teams clinched a share of the Livingston County Athletic Association Division III championship with 7-1 league records.

James Kennedy IV scored the game’s lone run, helping York ultimately finish the regular season 9-5 overall. York's third-seeded Golden Knights will host No. 14 South Seneca/Romulus in the Class C2 quarterfinals at 5 p.m. Monday.

Pitcher Kellen Wood led Keshequa to an 8-3 victory in its regular season finale against Warsaw to enter the postseason with a overall 14-1 mark. Top-seeded Keshequa awaits Monday's Genesee Valley-Hammondsport winner.

“I can't overstate how proud I am of this team,” York coach Ed Green said. “These guys are playing really good baseball right now and it's been great to watch them from the dugout. They all knew what a win in tonight's game would mean for them and they played their hearts out.”  

“York is an excellent team and should be tough in sectionals,” Keshequa coach Abijah Gath said. 

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