Norwich stops six-game slide; picks up first STAC win


Norwich 10, Whitney Point 7

WHITNEY POINT – Norwich halted a six-game slide winning its first game against STAC competition this season Monday at Whitney Point.

The Tornado scored three big insurance runs in the final frame to provide the final margin of victory. Paddy Law, Tim Clark, and Coates all had doubles, the latter two driving in runs.

“Aside from the fifth inning, we did an outstanding job with our defense and pitching today,” said Norwich coach John Martinson. “Our pitchers had just one base on balls, and it was key to not put extra runners on base.”

Clark went 4-for-5 to lead Norwich driving in two runs and scoring two. Shane Thompson finished with two RBI, while Mike Moon went 2-for-4. Amos Parry logged four-plus innings for the win.

Mike McCrone homered twice for Whitney Point driving in three runs.

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Amos Parry (W), Mike Moon (5), Luke Hinlicky (6) and Patrick coates. Mike McCrone, Bob Stahl (3) and Dan Gummoe. Doubles: (N) Paddy Law, Tim Clark, Patrick Coates, Amos Parry, Mike Moon. HR: Mike McCrone (2), Jordan Dean.

Otselic Valley 11, George Jr. Republic 7

SOUTH OTSELIC – Otselic Valley didn’t need to do much with its bats in racking up 11 runs Monday in a non-league home victory.

Justin Shapley held the the George Jr. Republic lineup at bay with 14 strikeouts in six innings to earn his first victory, while also drawing the Vikings’ mark even at 2-2. “We took an awful lot of walks early on, and we weren’t going to swing until they threw a strike by us (early in the game),” said OV coach Dave Loomis. “We didn’t swing much. It would have been a really good game if they had found the strike zone.”

Otselic Valley hosts Stockbridge Valley today.

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Justin Shapley (W), Cerasani (7) and Adam Duell. Alex (L), Tajh (1) and Dustin.

Sidney 7, Greene 5

GREENE – Greene committed its only two errors of the game in the seventh inning, and Sidney made the Trojans pay in Monday’s matchup.

One batter reached on a dropped pop-up, and another Warriors batter reached on an infield error. A wild pitch on a swinging third strike loaded the bases for Sidney, however, Aubrey Wood was called out attempting to steal home after catcher’s interference for the second out. Markus Delello made up for that baserunning miscue with a two-run double.

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