Greene stumbles against Unatego; Oxford jumps on Walton early


Unatego 8, Greene 6

GREENE – Coming off one of its better defensive games, Greene fell into a defensive funk against the Spartans committing a season-high seven errors in a MAC division loss Tuesday.

“Our fielding, which has been so good, really let us down,” said Greene coach Dave Gorton. “We lost our composure for a couple of innings. We got it back, but it was too late. You can’t give a team like Unatego that many extra at-bats.”

Jordan Price, Owen Moss and David Havens had two hits for Unatego. Havens’ two-run double in the fourth inning padded the visitor’s lead to 8-1.

Corey Breck and Nate Whittaker finished with two hits and one RBI for Greene (6-2), who play at Harpursville Thursday. “I told the kids this was just a hiccup and we’ll come back,” Gorton said. “I think the first seven games were more an indicator of the team we have.”

Score by innings

Unat. 022 400 0 8 10 5

Gre. 010 041 0 6 7 7

Kyle Palmer (W) and Jeff Hoke. Nate Whittaker (L), Don Amell (6) and John Carlin. Doubles: (U) David Havens, (G) Mike Porter, Dan Carlin.

Oxford 18, Walton 5

WALTON – Oxford won its fourth straight game taking advantage of Walton’s early miscues to build an 18-0 lead after 4 1/2 innings.

Nick Gates doubled twice and had three hits and four runs scored; Jake Vincent drove in four runs and Trevor Nelson along with Steve Locke finished with two RBI apiece. Locke earned the win pitching five innings and giving up one run on two hits. “We forced a couple of their errors with good, hard baserunning,” said Oxford coach Chris Palmer. “We jumped on them early and never let up.”

Oxford (7-1) hosts B-G today.

Oxf. 054 450 0 18 11 3

Wa. 000 013 1 5 5 8

Steve Locke (W), Pat Wade (6) and Jake Vincent, Nick Gates (6). Sean Fisher (L) Bryan Backus (2), McDonald (4) and Casey Killian, Endress (3). Doubles: (O) Nick Gates (2), HR: (W) Cody Endress.

Hancock 12, B-G 4

BAINBRIDGE – Hancock plated six runs in the top of the seventh to pull away from B-G Tuesday.

Mike Maloney rapped a three-run triple to highlight the frame, and the Bobcats compounded their difficulties committing three errors in the frame. Aaron Gorshack had three hits for the Wildcats.

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