Evening Sun Report
Norwich 10, Sidney 8
NORWICH – Norwich scored five runs in the fifth, and Patrick Coates struck out the final two Sidney batters with the bases loaded to preserve the Tornado’s second straight victory Thursday.
“Sidney can hit the ball and they play sound defense,” said Norwich coach John Martinson. “It was a rollercoaster of a game.”
Norwich took the lead for good with the five spot in the pivotal fifth. An outfield error on Richie Bonney’s flyball to right field scored a pair of runs to break a tie, and Josh Borfitz added an RBI double.
Tim Clark and Borfitz went 2-for-3, and Tyler Saroka was 2-for-4 in the win. “I am really pleased with the last two nights,” Martinson said. “We have played with a lot of fortitude and resiliency.”
Sidn. 200 310 2 8 11 5
NHS 140 050 x 10 10 3
Christian Hotaling , Patrick Coates (5, W) and Patrick Coates, Mike Moon (5). Aaron Wood, Aubrey Wood (5, L) and Travis Fusco. Doubles: (N) Josh Borfitz, Brock Kossman. Triples: (S) Aaron Wood, Aubrey Wood.
Edmeston 8, G-MU 4
EDMESTON – Matt Laymon struck out 17 G-MU batters including nine in a row at one point in the middle innings to lead the Panthers Thursday.
Jason Ruffles keyed a four-run fifth for Edmeston with a two-run single on the heels of a two-run infield error to move a one-run lead to 8-3. “Laymon is good, we just didn’t put the bat on the ball enough,” said G-MU coach Jim Johnson. “They made seven errors, so we might have been better off if we were able to put the ball in play.”
G-MU (1-1) hosts DeRuyter today.
G-MU 120 000 1 4 3 6
Edm 220 040 x 8 6 7
Cody Hall (L) and Corin Todd. Matt Laymon (W) and Alex Stevens. Doubles: (E) Jacob Baulch.
Brookfield 6, Otselic Valley 4
BROOKFIELD – Brookfield dealt OV its second loss in as many days getting a timely hit from Brandon Davies in the sixth inning.
Davies tripled and drove in two runs in the sixth inning to break a 3-3 tie. “We played a little sluggish today, and it looked like our fourth game in four days,” said OV coach Dave Loomis, whose club split its four games this week.