Oxford digs out of deep hole

Baseball

Oxford 7, B-G 6

OXFORD – Trevor Nelson’s hard infield grounder led to an error and scored the winning run for Oxford (9-1), who rallied from six runs down to defeat B-G Friday.

James Ruff stroked a two-run single in the second for B-G, and Kyle Davy, Chris McGinnis, and Brett Hayes drove in runs to put the Bobcats up by half a dozen. “We have a lot of senior leadership on this team, guys expect to win, and that showed today,” said Oxford coach Chris Palmer.



Steve Locke pitched 5 1-3 scoreless innings of relief quieting the B-G bats to earn the victory. Locke also went 4-for-4 on the day to lead Oxford’s batters.

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Ben Burdick, Steve Locke (2) and Jake Vincent. Ray Neubauer, Greg Dicks (4, L) and Ryan Reynolds, Neubauer (4). Doubles: (O) Steve Locke.

Hancock 10, Afton 7

AFTON – Four errors led to seven Hancock runs in the top of the third, and Travis Drake shut Afton’s hitters down with four scoreless innings in Friday’s matchup.

Phil Sanford went 3-for-3 for Affon (1-8), Aaron Berkeley drove in two runs on three hits, and Scott Sickler had two hits and two ribbies.

The Crimson Knights are at Oxford Monday.

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Logan Emerich, Travis Drake (4,W) and Dylan Oralls. Jake Snyder (L), Tyler Lawrence (3) and Aaron Berkeley. Doubles: (H) Drake, Jeremy Barnes. (A) Aaron Berkeley. HR: (H) Travis Drake.

Oneonta 18, Norwich 3

ONEONTA – A 10-run third inning for Oneonta erased Norwich’s brief one-run advantage and led to the Tornado’s most lopsided defeat this season.

“This is the first one all year that really got away from us,” said Norwich coach John Martinson. “They are an exceptional hitting team, and just caught fire in the third.”

Two errors combined with six basehits ignited the Yellowjackets’ attack. Devlin Vanderhoof had a double and a triple driving in three runs, and Lane Potter had three runs scored and two RBI.


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