Blackhawk pitching pounds the strikezone on road to second win

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Baseball

Oxford 18, Harpursville 6

HARPURSVILLE– Oxford started off Wednesday night’s game against Harpursville by batting around, scoring eight runs and went on to win 18-6

“We got off to a great start,” said Oxford varsity baseball head coach Chris Palmer. The Blackhawks had ten hits and three errors and have started the season 2-0 with impressive victories. Kyle Crawford started the scoring in the first with a bases loaded, two out, two run double. “He opened the flood gates for us,” Palmer said. Crawford went 3-4. While the Harpursville Hornets had nine hits, Oxford pitcher Cameron Heggie was efficient in his first outing of the season. He gave up two runs in the first inning after three hits and an error but 77% of his pitches were strikes. “the pitching has been there,” said Palmer. Reliever Austin Crawford came into the game in the sixth inning and also threw a strike percentage of 77%.



Oxford has been scoring runs at will to start the season and will play tomorrow at defending league champion Unatego. “We haven’t been striking out a lot. We put the ball in play. Tonight we bennefitted from a couple of errors. We walked twelve times and they committed six errors but we also pounded out 11 hits,” Palmer said, “It was great getting out there for a second night, they at are looking good right now.” The Blackhawks face their first challenge of the season at Unatego, throwing the third pitcher in their rotation against a team perennially at the top of the league.

Ox. 803 031 3

Har. 200 020 2

WP– Cameron Heggie, Joe Nelson 1, Austin Crawford 2. LP– Jacob Andrews, Leclair 1, bean 1, John Andrews. Doubles: (O) Crawford, Nelson. Bean, John Andrews. Triples: Jeff Lawton Richard Ryan.

Deposit 8, Bainbridge-Guilford 3

BAINBRIDGE– The Bainbridge-Guilford pitchers struggled with control, giving up 15 walks in Wednesday’s game, allowing four runs in the seventh inning to fall to Deposit 8-3.

“The starting pitcher just got tired, he just got worn out. We’re just struggling with pitching right now,” said Bainbridge -Guilford varsity baseball head coach Tim Mattingly.

The game was tied 3-3 going into the sixth inning and the Bobcats gave up four walks and base hit to load the bases. Coach Mattingly made a pitching change, bringing in reliever Lucas Butcher. Deposit’s number seven hitter hit an infield pop up to short and an error scored the runs. B-G had three errors in the game, Deposit had two. “We gave up 15 base on balls and that was tough,” Mattingly said.


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