The defending Class AA champions in baseball, the Baldwinsville Bees, were upset by Auburn 2-1 in the Class AA quarterfinals on Saturday.
MLB prospect Scott Blewett pitched for the first time in a couple weeks, holding the Maroons scoreless in four innings of work.
But, with the score knotted up 0-0 in the fifth, and Blewitt off the mound, the Maroons rallied, with a Baldwinsville error resulting in the first run of the game scored by Brandon Fasce. An infield single later in the inning by John Rizzo scored another, giving Auburn a 2-0 lead.
In the bottom of the 5th, B'ville rallied as well. A double by Niko Mirizio gave the Bees a chance to get on the scoreboard. Next batter up Kevin Paul drove a single to centerfield, but Nicholas Petrosino threw a bullet to home plate, gunning down Mirizio and ending the rally. B'ville would scratch a run in the 6th, but it wasn't enough as Auburn went on to win 2-1. Justin Valentino was fantastic on the mound for Auburn, throwing six innings, giving up six hits and allowed just one run.
Auburn, the 7-seed, will play 3-seed Liverpool in the semifinals on Monday. That game is scheduled for 4 p.m. at OCC.