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Susquehanna Valley advances to final four

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Behind pitcher Dominic Chesna’s one-hitter, Susquehanna Valley topped Skaneateles 4-1, advancing to the state semifinals.

Senior Chesna allowed one unearned run in the fourth inning, striking out four to earn the win. The Sabres offense had a tough time getting to Skaneateles’ pitcher Cregg Scherrer, who will play at the University of Albany in the fall. He retired 12 batters, striking out 7 until SV broke through.

The Sabres put up a three-spot in the fifth. Davin Hamm tied the game at 1 with an RBI single, but it was Josh Rudock’s two-run single that determined the game, putting the Sabres up 3-1.

Final score:

Susquehanna Valley – 4, Skaneateles – 1

“Dom’s been great all year, his whole career,” said SV coach Steve Haskell. “Perseverance represents him big time, because he’s fought through different things all his life. He’s a gamer. He wants the ball, and enjoys the opportunity.”

“We played a great game,” said Dom Chesna. “All I have to do is pitch strikes, and our defense is the best in the state. So it feels good to get the win.”

SV will now play Friday in the semifinals against Section 9’s Marlboro, or Section 11’s Center Moriches.

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