Norwich 4, Whitney Point 1
WHITNEY POINT – Norwich scored three runs in the top of the seventh to win its third straight road game in as many days Wednesday.
Tyler Saroka, who had an RBI single in the fifth to put Norwich on the board, led off the seventh with a double. Mackay Hotaling singled and Tim Clark drove in Saroka with the go-ahead run. Hotaling and Clark later scored on Richie Bonney’s two-run single.
“Their pitcher did a good job and had us frustrated,” said Norwich coach John Martinson. “Michael (Moon) did a great job on the mound keeping us in the game.”
Moon allowed just three hits and did not walk a batter. He issued 14 first-pitch strikes to 23 batters, and the Tornado defense did not commit an error. “It was probably our best defensive game of the season,” Martinson said.
Norwich (6-5, 7-5) has allowed just four runs over the last three games. It hosts Windsor Friday.
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Justin Crandall (L), Aaron Singer (7) and Colton Covill. Mike Moon (W) and Pat Coates. Doubles: (N) Tyler Saroka. (W) Pat Burnett.
Sauquoit Valley 8, S-E 6 (8 innings)
SHERBURNE – A misplayed flyball in the top of the eighth scored two runs to give Sauquoit Valley a road victory against Sherburne-Earlville Wednesday.
The Marauders failed to score the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh putting runners on second and third with no outs. SV hurler Frank Palerecko induced two groundouts with the infield in and a pop out to end the Marauders’ threat. “That was what really killed us,” said S-E coach Brian Hicks of the seventh.