ONEONTA – Cherry Valley-Springfield suffered a crushing defeat to G-MU in the 2009 Tri-Valley League championship game. Friday afternoon at SUNY Oneonta, the Patriots did all of the crushing – the ball and the Raiders for that matter.
CV-S denied G-MU a second straight league championship opening with six runs in the first inning, and building its lead to 12-2 after three innings in a 13-4 rout of the Raiders.
The victory avenges a 10-3 loss from earlier this season, a 7-6 title loss a year ago, and 15-3 defeat in last year’s regular season matchup. In last year’s final G-MU rallied with four runs in its last at-bat.
“Right now they’re a hot team,” said G-MU coach Jim Johnson. CV-S has now won six straight games after posting a 5-6 mark through the first 11 games. “I was surprised by how easy we beat them the first time around. They faced the same pitcher today (Alex Schmidt), and we won by seven.”
The Raiders (11-5) had the early advantage with two hits in the first inning, the second a soft infield liner by Brendan Zucchi that fell in between the pitcher and second baseman to score the initial run. After that, it was all CV-S.