Norwich using unconventional blueprint for success


Norwich 4, Chenango Forks 3

NORWICH – Norwich is following an unconventional blueprint for success after winning its second game this week.

Twenty-four hours removed from a comeback win over Seton Catholic Central. Norwich dug itself a 2-0 hole in the first inning after committing three of its four errors. “We’re just not coming out ready to play early in games, but we have bounced back,” said Norwich coach John Martinson. “I did tell the kids that if we do this on Friday against Oneonta, they will blow us out.”

Tim Clark pitched a complete-game victory striking out seven and walking none. Of the 30 batters he faced, he dealt 21 of them first-pitch strikes. “(Clark) was getting up in the count early and did a great job there,” Martinson said. “We settled down defensively after the first inning.”

Richie Bonney had a pair of RBI singles for Norwich, and senior Tyler Saroka doubled in Patrick Coates in the fifth with the eventual winning run. “I think the kids are gaining confidence and believing in themselves,” Martinson said, whose club is now 4-2 on the season.

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Tim Clark (W) and Patrick Coates. Justin Flannery, Paul Dybas (3, L) and Sean Wheeler. Doubles: (N) Tyler Saroka, Triples: (CF) Tom McMillian.

G-MU 20, Schenevus 4

COPES CORNERS – G-MU scored in every inning and won for the fourth time in five games Wednesday.

Cody Hall was 4-for-4 with four RBI and a three-run homer in the sixth. Tyler Wildfeir, Cody Luettger, and Tim Sloan added two hits apiece for G-MU (2-1, 4-1), who finished with 15 hits. “Offensively, we’re not too bad,” said G-MU coach Jim Johnson.

Jesse Ward finished 4-for-4 to lead Schenevus.

G-MU plays at Charlotte Valley Monday.

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Tyler Wildfeir (W) and Corin Todd. Shawn Sperbeck (L), N. Gergich (4), Tyler Morris (6) and Roger Dixon. Doubles: (G) Nate Sloan (2), Tim Sloan. (S) Jesse Ward. Triples: (G) T. Wildfeir, (S) Ward. HR: (G) Cody Hall.

S-E 5, Mount Markham 3

SHERBURNE – Sherburne-Earlville came back from two runs down in the sixth inning to win its Center State Conference league opener.

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