Norwich 9, Oxford 6
OXFORD – Norwich jumped out to an early lead, built the advantage to 7-0, and held off Oxford’s rally to remain unbeaten in Otsenango Pony League play on Thursday.
Robbie Wheeler had a two-run single to highlight Norwich’s three-run opening inning. Norwich (6-0) added three more runs in the third aided by four Oxford errors. Justin Lindenthaler’s single and ensuing two-base outfield error led to Norwich’s first run of the inning. John Yacano reached on an infield error to score the second run, and Cody Barnes’ long single to right-center upped the lead to six runs. Colby Griffin’s RBI sacrifice fly in the fourth gave Norwich a commanding lead.
Oxford battled back in the fourth and fifth scoring three runs in each inning. Jody Smith had an RBI single in the fourth, and Jeff Lawton, who led Oxford with three hits, stroked a two-run single in the fifth.