Otsenango Pony League Playoffs
Sidney I 6, Norwich I 5
NORWICH – Sidney I built a three-run lead in the first inning, and held on to beat previously-unbeaten Norwich on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Otsenango Pony League playoffs.
Norwich had a pair of golden opportunities to score the tying run fall by the wayside. Cody Brady belted a triple to lead off the sixth inning, but was stranded when winning pitcher Jordan Constable sandwiched two of his 14 strikeouts around a soft lineout to second base to end the threat.
Jake Walsh started the bottom of the seventh with a sharp single to left field, and with one out stole second base. Wyatt McKie made a fine sliding catch in short left field for the second out, but his throw back to second to nab Walsh scooted away allowing Walsh to move to third. Sidney continued to chase Walsh, and another errant throw bounced away. Walsh’s mad dash to home plate came up short as he was tagged out for the game’s final out.