Norwich wins fourth game out of five

Evening Sun Report


Norwich 6, Chenango Forks 1

NORWICH – Norwich won for the fourth time in five games getting six strong innings from Tim Clark, and a big day at the plate from Mackay Hotaling.

Clark logged six innings for the victory, and Hotaling laced a two-run double in the second inning. Clark added a sacrifice fly to put the Tornado up 3-0.

“I think the rest from the weekend was good for us,” said Norwich coach John Martinson. “We got a lot more production at the bottom of our order, and were more relaxed at the plate.”

Norwich senior catcher Patrick Coates had a standout day limiting the Forks running game. He threw two would-be Devils basestealers out, and also tagged out a Forks runner attempting to score. “Patrick has done a tremendous job behind the plate all season,” Martinson said. “He has really limited the baserunning of other teams this season.”

Hotaling and older brother Christian Hotaling each went 2-for-3 to lead Norwich.

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Tim Clark (W), Josh Borfitz (7) and Patrick Coates. Ave DeYoung (L), Mike Baggerman (6) and DJ Smith. Doubles: (N) Mackay Hotaling, (CF) Paul Dybas.

G-MU 3, Morris 1

COPES CORNER – G-MU won a pitcher’s duel over Morris in a contest that did not have many strikeouts, walks, and no defensive errors. “They defended well and we defended well,” said G-MU coach Jim Johnson. “Their shortstop (Eric Smith) made some solid plays all game; there was nothing easy about them.”

John Scofield had an RBI double in the second to score Alex Schmidt and tie the game for GMU. Tyler Wildfeir provided the go-ahead RBI in the third, and Wildfeir scored an insurance run in the sixth after a passed ball. “It was a fun game to watch from both teams’ perspectives,” Johnson said.

G-MU (4-3, 8-4) hosts Downsville today.

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Cody Hall (W) and Corin Todd. Justin Utter (L), Clair Tompkins (6) and Matt Tracey. Doubles: (G) John Scofield, Alex Schmidt, Cody Hall. (M) Justin Chase.

Otselic Valley 11, McGraw 0

MCGRAW – Playing McGraw the first of two games in as many days this week, the Vikings roughed up the host club’s pitching staff for seven runs in the third to pull away for the shutout win.

OV had five hits in the third combined with three walks and two McGraw errors. “That inning just about put the game out of reach,” said Vikings coach Dave Loomis. “We had good pitching and good hitting in the field. That added up to a win.”

Eric and Brad Wentworth along with Brian Graham and Adam Duell had two RBI apiece to lead OV. Graham pitched five innings of shutout ball for the win, and David Cerasani mopped up the final two innings.

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