Norwich 4, Seton Catholic Central 3
NORWICH – Norwich's many-times-delayed season-opener proved worth the wait as the Tornado rallied from a three-run deficit to defeat the Saints Tuesday.
Locked in a 3-3 tie, Taylor Myers drew a pinch-hit walk, and Payten Seiler came in to pinch-run for Myers. Seiler moved to second on a passed ball, and scored the game-winner on Hannah Eddy's single to right field.
"We had three starters that had to leave early, but everyone battled and did what they had to do," said Norwich coach Scott Moore. "There were some first-game jitters, and it was the first time we had seen live pitching.
"Seton always has the same mentality; they play small ball, they have a couple that do the long ball, and their pitchers move the ball around."
Gabby Mirabito tripled and scored Norwich’s first run in the third. Norwich then tied the game with two runs in the fourth. Jordan Sanford singled in Shannon Moore, and Kassidy Seary scored the tying run after a passed ball.
Norwich hosts Oneonta today.
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Nor. 001 200 1 4 4 1
Hannah Eddy (W) and Jordan Sanford. Claire Loughlin (L) Carolyn Hertzog. Doubles: (S) Francesca Spinelli. N. Krowiak. Triples: (N) Shannon Moore, Gabby Mirabito.
Walton 8, Unadilla Valley 7
NEW BERLIN – Walton took the lead for the first time with three runs in the top of the seventh, and then held off UV's rally attempt in Tuesday's road win.
UV made it 8-7 in the seventh when Tia Peck doubled, and scored on Alex Bodie's RBI single. UV had the tying run thrown out at third base for the second out, and Walton pitcher Sarah Yambor recorded a strikeout to close the Storm out.
Peck and Bodie drove in two runs apiece for UV.
Alyna Haywood topped Walton with three hits and two RBI.
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UV 402 000 1 7 9 6
Sarah Yambor (W) and Taylor Vernooy. Tia Peck (L) and Alex Bodie. Doubles: (W) Yambor, Speidell. (UV) Tia Peck.
Unatego 17, Oxford 0 (6 innings)
OXFORD – Sierra Becht had two hits, three RBI, and five stolen bases to lead Unatego to a mercy-rule win over Oxford Tuesday.