GENOA - The Fairview baseball team did a lot of traveling the last few days.
On Wednesday, the Apaches (11-11 overall) traveled to Genoa for their sectional opener against the Comets; however, weather halted the contest after four innings sending Fairview back home to wait til Thursday to finish the contest.
A trip of an hour and twenty minutes each way may have stymied any momentum the Apaches may have had on Wednesday as Genoa came away with a 6-4 win to advance to the sectional title game on Friday.
Fairview had scored one run in each of its four innings on Wednesday and trailed 6-4 after the Comets scored three times before the storms rolled in.
Sam Witt had pitched three and a third innings to open the game for the Comets before giving way to Allen Laytart for the final two outs of the fourth inning.
Laytart picked things back on Thursday by shutting down the Apaches in the top of the fifth.
Laytart didn't surrender a hit and struck out two while earning the win for the Comets.
Gabe Scott came on to close things down over the final two innings to earn the save.
For Fairview, Caleb Frank suffered the loss in four innings of work giving up eight hits and six runs on Wednesday.
Cade Polter pitched the final two innings Thursday and didn't allow a hit against Genoa (15-4 overall).
Zach Hess and Cade Ripke each had two hits for the Apaches and Hess led the team with two RBIs.
For Genoa, Laytart went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs while Scott finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
The Comets finished with eight hits in the win and will host Otsego on Friday for a chance to advance to district play.
Friday's game begins at 5 pm.