Otselic Valley keeps unbeaten record

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Otselic Valley 12, George Jr. Republic 1

SOUTH OTSELIC – Otselic Valley put a half dozen runs on the board in the first two innings, and beat George Jr. Republic for the second time this season, Tuesday at home.

Freshman Dillon Comfort hit a three-run triple in the first inning and added an RBI single in the second. He also pitched four innings giving up two hits for his first career varsity win.

Brad Wentworth added a 3-for-4 day for OV (3-0), while Karl Graham, Jamin Selan, and Comfort finished with two hits apiece.

The Vikings play at Madison Thursday.

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Dillon Comfort (W), Trevor Marston (5) and Adam Duell. Twigg (L), Costello (7) and Ortiz. Doubles: (G) Gulliver, Costello. Triples: (OV) Comfort.

G-MU 11, Downsville 4

COPES CORNERS – G-MU defeated Downsville for the second time this season bunching its runs over the final three innings.

The Raiders scored two runs in the fourth to break a scoreless tie, and did so without a basehit.

Tyler Wildfier struck for two-run singles in the fifth and sixth innings helping G-MU pull away. “It was a tough one tonight, not like the first time we played them,” said G-MU coach Jim Johnson. “We hit the ball tonight – we only struck out four times. We just hit it at them and they made plays that they didn’t make when we played them earlier this season.”

Nate Sloan struck out eight and allowed two hits in five-plus innings of work to get the win.

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Ron McDonald (L), Donald Jennings (5) and T.J. Felter. Nate Sloan (W), Cody Hall (6) and Brendan Zucchi, Corin Todd (7).

Oxford 15, Deposit 13

OXFORD – Oxford built a big advantage after four innings, and hung on for its second win in as many days.

Jamie Smolcknop had an RBI single to start a six-run third, and a few opportunistic plays later, Eddie Grundner capped the uprising with a two-run single.

Deposit trailed by as many as seven runs, but closed to within two on the strength of a four-run seventh. “We kept battling, and that’s two days in a row where we were mentally tough,” said Oxford coach Chris Palmer. “It got dark at the end and it started to rain, but we held on for the win. We were opportunistic early in the game to put ourselves in position to win.”

Smolcknop had two hits, three RBI, and three runs scored. P.J. Hubman reached base safely in five trips to the plate finishing 2-for-2 with three runs.


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