Greene Holds Off Rally, Prevails In Last At-bat
Published: April 3rd, 2009
By: Patrick Newell

Baseball

Greene 8, Harpursville 7

GREENE – Greene survived Harpursville’s late rally, and scored the game-winning tally in its last at-bat to even the Trojans’ log at 1-1.

Scott Gorton led off the last of the seventh with a double, moved to third on a balk, and scored on Nate Whittaker’s game-winning single.

Harpursville tied the game with three runs in the seventh, two of those coming in on passed balls. “The good thing was after giving up the runs, we didn’t give up and were able to battle to get the win,” said Greene coach Dave Gorton. “We had a couple of mistakes that hurt us, but overall, we’re playing much better defense this season.”

Scott Gorton and Whittaker had two hits apiece, and Whittaker finished with two RBI.

Brendan Kinne pitched one-third of an inning of relief to earn the victory.

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Scott Gorton, Brendan Kinne (7, W) and Brian Day. Ryan Dalpiaz, Eric Frayer (7, L) and Mason Dean. Doubles: (H) Cole Canfield, Dean. (G) Scott Gorton (2), Nate Whittaker.

S-E 10, Hamilton 6

HAMILTON – S-E busted the game open scoring five runs in the fifth to defeat local rival Hamilton Thursday.

Jake Sampson’s base-clearing double capped the five-run frame making it 6-0. Mike McCredy hit a two-run homer in the sixth, and Randy Wilcox smacked a solo round-tripper in the seventh.

“We have nine or 10 guys that can hit, and the guys coming off the bench played well today,” said S-E coach Brian Hicks.

McCredy, Mike Doscher, and Stephen Buddenhagen led S-E with two hits each.

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Caleb Brown (W), Phil Price (5), Jake Sampson (7) and Phil Price, Caleb Brown (5). Jordan Doroshenko, Don Philhower (5) and Jack Sullivan. Doubles: (SE) Mike Doscher, Steve Buddenhagen, Jake Sampson, Joe Moses, Nate Kline. (H) Tyler White, Don Philhower. HR: (SE) Mike McCredy, Randy Wilcox.

Delhi 12, Oxford 11

DELHI –Luke Burns reached base safely four times for Delhi finishing with three runs scored, a triple, and a solo homer in Delhi’s one-run win over the Blackhawks.

Sean Kline hit a two-run double in the fourth for Delhi that brought the game back to even, and a four-run fifth gave the Bulldogs the lead for good.

“We played hard and kept battling, we just made a few too many mistakes,” said Oxford coach Chris Palmer. “We did a nice job staying in the game, but it’s hard to win with eight errors.”

Kyle Ferrington had three hits for Oxford, and Eddie Grundner added two hits and three RBI to the Blackhawks’ ledger.

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Del 401 340 x 12 8 4

Luke Burns, Chris Skovira (4, W), JJ Darling (5), S. Kline (7), Josh Sikora. K. Ferrington, B. Trask (4, L) and Ryan Moore. Doubles: (O) Ferrington, Grundner, (D) Troy Tucker, Darling, S. Kline. Triples: (D) Burns, HR: (D) Burns.

Sus Valley 7, Norwich 6

CONKLIN – Trailing 5-4, Susquehanna Valley scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to prevail over visiting Norwich Thursday night.

Chad Starzer’s two-run single opened the lead for SV, and Ron Graham added a run-scoring single for the Sabers.

“It was a battle back and forth, and I was proud of the way we continued to chip away and battle back after they took the lead,” said Norwich coach John Martinson.

Richie Bonney’s two-run single in the first had Norwich on top early. Mike Moon added two runs and two RBI, while Tim Clark and Christian Hotaling finished with a pair of base knocks each.

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Tim Clark, Christian Hotaling (5, L), Mike Moon (6) and Kalicicki; Chad Starzer (W) and James McKeage. Doubles: (N) Clark, (SV) Matt Fineck

Softball

Oxford 28, Delhi 0 (5 innings)

DELHI – Oxford won on opening day earlier this week for the first time in eight seasons, and freshman Jackie Heggie tossed a no-hitter in her first career varsity start Thursday at Delhi as the Blackhawks improved to 2-0.

“This (the start) isn’t a surprise to me, but it probably is to everyone else in the league,” said Oxford coach Margo Barrows. “I’ve been with these girls since elementary school.”

Heggie also went 4-for-5 with four RBI, Jenna Farwell added three hits and three RBI for Oxford, who banged out 25 hits and had two innings in which it scored 10 or more runs. Malorey Muzzy, Allie Nelson, Alyshia Crawford, and Misty Golden all chipped in with three hits apiece.

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Jackie Heggie (WP) and Marlena Frank. Elwell (LP), Ma. Davis (4) and Seyforth. (O) Jackie Heggie. 2B: (O) Jackie Heggie, Jenna Farwell.

Harpursville 2, Greene 1 (8 innings)

HARPURSVILLE – Greene dropped its second straight 2-1 final this season Thursday at Harpursville.

Winning pitcher Stephanie Gaska drove in the winning run in the eighth inning, and she finished with 14 strikeouts. “Gaska kept us off stride with off-speed stuff, and she challenged us with her fastball late in the game,” said Greene coach Rick Smith. “She’s tough.”

Rebecca Hanrahan struck out 15 for Greene (0-2) and has 29 strikeouts in two tough-luck losses. “We’ve been getting people on base, we’re just not getting that extra hit we need to score runs,” Smith said.

Erin Smith scored Greene’s lone run on Hanrahan’s RBI single in the sixth.

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