Oneonta Bats Come To Life Early In Blowout Win Over Tornado

By: Patrick Newell

Oneonta bats come to life early in blowout win over Tornado

Baseball

Oneonta 17, Norwich 5

NORWICH – Oneonta caught lightning in a bottle from the start grabbing a big lead early to hand Norwich a lopsided defeat in the Tornado’s season finale Monday.

Victor Mercurio led off a six-run second with a triple, Lance Potter had an RBI double, Matt Marcewicz followed with an RBI double, Lance Ratchford connected for a two-run single, and Ryan Lynch lashed one of his two doubles driving in a run. “Oneonta is probably one of the best hitting lineups we’ve seen, and we just struggled to get out of that inning,” said Norwich coach John Martinson.

Potter and Marcewicz each went 3-for-4 to lead Oneonta.

Norwich’s Tyler Saroka hit an RBI double in the seventh inning as the Tornado close the season at 2-13.

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PJ McMullen (W) and Matt Marcewicz. Amos Parry (L), Luke Hinlicky (2), Mike Moon (4), Chris Hotaling (6) and Patrick Coates. Doubles: (N) Tyler Saroka, (O) McMullen, Lance Potter, Matt Marceicz, Ryan Lynch (2). Triples; (O) Marcewicz, Victor Mercurio.

Oxford 8, Greene 4

OXFORD – State-ranked Oxford continued its unbeaten stroll through the Midstate Athletic conference beating local rival Greene Monday.

Nate Sortino started off the scoring with a two-run double in the first as part of a four-run uprising for the Blackhawks. Senior hurler Steve Locke held the Trojans’ bats in check with six shutout innings for the victory.

Pat Wade added two hits – a double and a triple – and Ben Burdick scored three runs for Oxford (17-1).

Keith Savory and Brock Rowe had a pair of hits for Greene.

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Don Amell (L), Corey Breck (5) and John Carlin. Steve Locke (W), Pat Wade (7) and Jake Vincent. Doubles: (G) Keith Savory, (O) P. Wade, Nate Sortino. Triples: (O) Wade.

S-E 4, Sauquoit Valley 1

SAUQUOIT – All nine S-E starters had basehits as the Marauders clinched a winning record in Center State Conference play, that after starting the season 0-4.

Mike McCredy scored Caleb Brown and Sam McClain with a two-run single in the seventh to give the Marauders a three-run cushion for Brown.

Brown allowed four hits striking out 11 and walking two for the win. “Caleb was in control the whole game,” said S-E coach Brian Hicks. “We were only up a run after the sixth inning, but it really wasn’t that close. We were hitting the ball all day and they weren’t.”

Jake Sampson provided what would be the winning run with an RBI single in the sixth. Junior Ethan Sconzo led the Marauders at the plate finishing 4-for-4.

S-E (6-4, 6-7) plays a twi-night doubleheader at Ilion Wednesday.

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Caleb Brown (W) and Jake Sampson. Gary Puleo (L) and Mike Grimaldi. Doubles: (SE) Mike Doscher.

G-MU 12, Franklin 2

COPES CORNERS – G-MU busted out with a seven-run fifth inning to pull away from the Purple Devils Monday.

Cody Hall continued his torrid hitting against Franklin this season finishing 4-for-4 with a double and a triple plus two RBI. He is 9-for-10 in two G-MU wins over Franklin this season. “And there hasn’t been a cheap hit in the bunch,” added G-MU coach Jim Johnson.

Tim Sloan pitched three scoreless innings and allowed just one hit to earn the victory. Tyler Wildfeir was 2-for-3 with one RBI.

G-MU (5-5, 6-7) is at Laurens Wednesday.

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Al Root (L), Andrew McCall (5) and Dan Ito. Tim Sloan (W), Tyler Wildfeir (4), Nate Sloan (6), Paul Wildfeir (7) and Corin Todd. Doubles: (F) Dan Ito. (G) Cody Hall, Tim Sloan, T. Wildfeir, N. Sloan. Triples: (G) C. Hall

Walton 20, Unadilla Valley 1

NEW BERLIN – Walton bombed the Storm in the fourth inning pushing 14 runs across in a blowout win Monday.

Chris Mead and Bryan Backus each went 3-for-6 with two RBI, and Casey Killian added two hits and three ribbies.

UV plays at Edmeston today.

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J. Wright (L), J. Curtis (5) and Curtis, Davis (5). Jon Howard (W), C. Mead (6) and Backus, Killian (6). Doubles: (W) Bryan Backus, Casey Killian, triples; (W) Chris Mead.

Otselic Valley 6, McGraw 0

MCGRAW – Brian Graham pitched a three-hit shutout walking just one batter, and the Vikings moved toward a postseason berth with the win Monday.

Graham now has just two issued base on balls this season and 35 strikeouts. He was aided by the outfield play of Aaron Wood and Chris Olin to preserve the shutout, said OV head coach Dave Loomis.

Taylor Duell doubled twice and drove in two runs to lead the Vikings, who host Cincinnatus today.

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Brian Graham (W) and David Cerasani. Hempstead (L) and Powell. Doubles: (OV) Taylor Duell (2), Brian Graham.

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