Oneonta 17, Norwich 5
NORWICH – Oneonta caught lightning in a bottle from the start grabbing a big lead early to hand Norwich a lopsided defeat in the Tornado’s season finale Monday.
Victor Mercurio led off a six-run second with a triple, Lance Potter had an RBI double, Matt Marcewicz followed with an RBI double, Lance Ratchford connected for a two-run single, and Ryan Lynch lashed one of his two doubles driving in a run. “Oneonta is probably one of the best hitting lineups we’ve seen, and we just struggled to get out of that inning,” said Norwich coach John Martinson.
Potter and Marcewicz each went 3-for-4 to lead Oneonta.
Norwich’s Tyler Saroka hit an RBI double in the seventh inning as the Tornado close the season at 2-13.
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PJ McMullen (W) and Matt Marcewicz. Amos Parry (L), Luke Hinlicky (2), Mike Moon (4), Chris Hotaling (6) and Patrick Coates. Doubles: (N) Tyler Saroka, (O) McMullen, Lance Potter, Matt Marceicz, Ryan Lynch (2). Triples; (O) Marcewicz, Victor Mercurio.
Oxford 8, Greene 4
OXFORD – State-ranked Oxford continued its unbeaten stroll through the Midstate Athletic conference beating local rival Greene Monday.
Nate Sortino started off the scoring with a two-run double in the first as part of a four-run uprising for the Blackhawks. Senior hurler Steve Locke held the Trojans’ bats in check with six shutout innings for the victory.
Pat Wade added two hits – a double and a triple – and Ben Burdick scored three runs for Oxford (17-1).
Keith Savory and Brock Rowe had a pair of hits for Greene.
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Don Amell (L), Corey Breck (5) and John Carlin. Steve Locke (W), Pat Wade (7) and Jake Vincent. Doubles: (G) Keith Savory, (O) P. Wade, Nate Sortino. Triples: (O) Wade.
S-E 4, Sauquoit Valley 1
SAUQUOIT – All nine S-E starters had basehits as the Marauders clinched a winning record in Center State Conference play, that after starting the season 0-4.
Mike McCredy scored Caleb Brown and Sam McClain with a two-run single in the seventh to give the Marauders a three-run cushion for Brown.
Brown allowed four hits striking out 11 and walking two for the win. “Caleb was in control the whole game,” said S-E coach Brian Hicks. “We were only up a run after the sixth inning, but it really wasn’t that close. We were hitting the ball all day and they weren’t.”