Evening Sun Report
Otselic Valley 4, Morris 3 (8 innings)
MORRIS – Chris Olin worked out of an eighth-inning jam thanks to a Morris baserunning miscue to earn the win in the Vikings’ opening contest of the season.
The Vikings pushed the go-ahead run across in the top half of the eight when Eric Wentworth led off with a single, and moved to third afte a one-out outfield error. He scored the winner on Brian Graham’s single. “We played well for the first time out, and Olin had a great outing,” said Vikings coach Dave Loomis.
Morris threatened after a leadoff walk in the eighth to Travis Cornier. A stolen base and groundout moved Cornier to third, but he was thrown out in a rundown after a missed bunt attempt. “I’m not sure exactly what happened on that play,” Loomis said.
Olin allowed just four hits and struck out 14, while walking four. Wentworth led with two hits for OV, who play at Stockbridge Valley today.
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Chris Olin (W) and Dave Cerasani. S. Babbitt, Smith (5, L), and Tracy. Doubles: (OV) Taylor Duell.
Oxford 11, Greene 4
OXFORD – Oxford pounced on Greene’s early mistakes piling up six runs in the first inning to win its second straight game this season.
P.J. Hubman led off with a triple, and scored on Nick Gates’ sacrifice fly. Nate Sortino scored a run with a single, while the rest of the runs came in on four of the Trojans’ five errors.
Hubman was nicked early, but worked five innings for his second victory. Curtis Whitehill added two innings of scoreless relief. “P.J. hit his ball hard and we had a couple other hits in the first inning, but Greene didn’t make a couple plays I think they will make later in the season,” said Oxford coach Chris Palmer. “P.J. threw a lot of pitches, hung in there, and got out of a couple jams. He settled down and pitched well in the third, fourth, and fifth innings.”
Nick Gates had two hits and one RBI for Oxford, and Braden Williams led Greene with a pair of hits.
Oxford hosts Delhi today.
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P.J. Hubman (W, 2-0), Curtis Whitehill (6) and Champlin, R. Amor (6). Nick Puglisi (L), S. Gorton (4), Lance (5) and and Jason Hollings.
S-E 9, Dolgeville 3 (5 innings)
SHERBURNE – Sherburne-Earlville scored five of its runs on two extra-base hits to claim an non-league opening-game win over visiting Dolgeville Monday.
Ethan Sconzo’s two-run double highlighted a three-run second inning to give S-E a 4-1 edge. Mike McCredy capped a five-run fourth with a bases-loaded triple. “We’ve struggled the last couple of years with timely hitting, so that (the two hits) were really important,” said S-E head coach Brian Hicks. “The kids were aggressive tonight and everybody was putting the ball in play.”
Caleb Brown struck out nine and allowed just two hits and no earned runs to earn the victory. Nolan Fuller had two hits for the Marauders, who travel to Mohawk today.
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Caleb Brown (W) and Steve Buddenhagen. Jaben Weaver (L) and James Normyle. Doubles: (SE) Ethan Sconzo, triples: (SE) Mike McCredy.
Chenango Valley 6, Norwich 0
CHENANGO BRIDGE – Chenango Valley’s masterful pitched staff quelled the Tornado bats in a shutout victory Monday.
Coming off a no-hit win last week, the Warriors’ pitching staff allowed just a sixth-inning single from Tornado junior Tim Clark. “Chenango Valley has a tremendous pitching staff, and we struggled at the plate,” said Norwich coach John Martinson. “We did not have a lot of opportunities to put things together.”
Two big hits accounted for all but one of CV’s runs. Brian Stinson hit a two-run homer in the third, and Derek Stubsky smacked a three-run blast in the sixth to add insurance..
Norwich hosts Susquehanna Valley Wednesday.
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Brian Eggleston (W), Eric Bidwell (3), Derek Stubsky (7) and Brian Stinson. Christian Hotaling (L), Mike Moon (4) and Patrick Coates. HR: (CV) Stinson, Stubsky.