Fredonia's season came to a frustrating end on Thursday in the Class B Far West Region final as the Hillbillies suffered a crushing 8-7 loss in extra innings to Wayland-Cohocton at Babcock Field in Dansville.
The game was tied at 7 Wednesday night when play was called because of darkness and was resumed on Thursday . Wayland-Cohocton had runners on second and third with two outs and Fredonia leading, 7-6, when a wild pitch enabled the Eagles to score the tying run.
On Thursday, Way-Co scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth on a throwing error to advance to the state semifinals to play Section IV champion Oneonta at 1 p.m. Saturday at MacArthur Park's Conlon Field in Binghamton.
"Baseball is a funny sport and you have your ups and downs," Fredonia coach Vince Gullo said. "While we hit the ball hard and got some timely hits, we made too many errors to win."
The Hillbillies had runners on first and third in the top of the eighth with one out when they hit into a double play to end the inning.
"It's a frustrating way to end the season," Gullo said. "We drove two hours and got [home] at one in the morning then had to turn around and come back to play six minutes of ball."