Greene 8, Harpursville 7
GREENE – Greene survived Harpursville’s late rally, and scored the game-winning tally in its last at-bat to even the Trojans’ log at 1-1.
Scott Gorton led off the last of the seventh with a double, moved to third on a balk, and scored on Nate Whittaker’s game-winning single.
Harpursville tied the game with three runs in the seventh, two of those coming in on passed balls. “The good thing was after giving up the runs, we didn’t give up and were able to battle to get the win,” said Greene coach Dave Gorton. “We had a couple of mistakes that hurt us, but overall, we’re playing much better defense this season.”
Scott Gorton and Whittaker had two hits apiece, and Whittaker finished with two RBI.
Brendan Kinne pitched one-third of an inning of relief to earn the victory.
Harp. 021 010 3 7 6 2
Gre. 300 400 1 8 6 3
Scott Gorton, Brendan Kinne (7, W) and Brian Day. Ryan Dalpiaz, Eric Frayer (7, L) and Mason Dean. Doubles: (H) Cole Canfield, Dean. (G) Scott Gorton (2), Nate Whittaker.
S-E 10, Hamilton 6
HAMILTON – S-E busted the game open scoring five runs in the fifth to defeat local rival Hamilton Thursday.
Jake Sampson’s base-clearing double capped the five-run frame making it 6-0. Mike McCredy hit a two-run homer in the sixth, and Randy Wilcox smacked a solo round-tripper in the seventh.
“We have nine or 10 guys that can hit, and the guys coming off the bench played well today,” said S-E coach Brian Hicks.
McCredy, Mike Doscher, and Stephen Buddenhagen led S-E with two hits each.
S-E 100 052 2–10 12 2
Ham. 000 032 1–6 6 1
Caleb Brown (W), Phil Price (5), Jake Sampson (7) and Phil Price, Caleb Brown (5). Jordan Doroshenko, Don Philhower (5) and Jack Sullivan. Doubles: (SE) Mike Doscher, Steve Buddenhagen, Jake Sampson, Joe Moses, Nate Kline. (H) Tyler White, Don Philhower. HR: (SE) Mike McCredy, Randy Wilcox.
Delhi 12, Oxford 11
DELHI –Luke Burns reached base safely four times for Delhi finishing with three runs scored, a triple, and a solo homer in Delhi’s one-run win over the Blackhawks.
Sean Kline hit a two-run double in the fourth for Delhi that brought the game back to even, and a four-run fifth gave the Bulldogs the lead for good.
“We played hard and kept battling, we just made a few too many mistakes,” said Oxford coach Chris Palmer. “We did a nice job staying in the game, but it’s hard to win with eight errors.”