Greene nips Oxford in season opener

Evening Sun Report


Greene 3, Oxford 2

GREENE – Greene edged past Oxford scoring two runs in the bottom of the sixth in Thursday afternoon’s opening-game victory.

Brendan Kinne led off the sixth with a triple, and scored when Alex Kenyon reached on an error. Jeff Carlin’s RBI single scored Kenyon with the winner.

“The first time out, we played really well, and our pitching was great,” said Greene coach Dave Gorton.

Nic Puglisi pitched four innings for Greene and struck out eight, and Matt Jones came on for the three scoreless innings striking out four for his first varsity win. Jones allowed Oxford to load the bases in the fifth with no outs, but struck out the next two batters and induced a ground out to end the threat.

Carlin went 2-for-4 and Nate Patrick had two hits and one ribbie for Greene.

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Nic Puglisi, Matt Jones (5, W) and Brian Day. Kyle Ferrington, Andrew Golden (4, L) and Ryan Moore. Doubles: (G) Matt Jones, triples: (G) Brendan Kinne.

Harpursville 14 Unadilla Valley 9

NEW BERLIN – Ryan Dalpiaz had four of Harpursville’s eight hits, and finished with two runs scored and an RBI in the Hornets’ win at UV Thursday.

The Storm bolstered Harpursville’s offense issuing eight walks and committing five errors. “We started to walk guys later in the game, and combined with our errors, we just didn’t help ourselves out,” said UV coach Tom Locke.

Brett Smith went 3-for-4 on the UV side with an RBI.

Wednesday, Hancock’s Cody Wellman hit a walk-off solo homer to start the bottom of the seventh giving his club a hard-earned 9-8 victory over the Storm.

Brandon Miles had two hits and an RBI for UV (0-2)

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