Windsor Rallies To Beat Norwich
Published: April 8th, 2010
By: Patrick Newell

Windsor rallies to beat Norwich

Evening Sun Report

Baseball

Windsor 9, Norwich 6

NORWICH – Norwich was unable to protect its early advantage, and two errors in the sixth inning helped Windsor take the lead for good in Wednesday’s game for the Purple Tornado.

“We did a lot of good things, but the first time out, the tale of the tape was that we made three errors, and they made none,” said Norwich coach John Martinson.

With Norwich clinging to a one-run lead entering the sixth, Brandon Kimble had a one-out double to start the inning. After a walk and a throwing error scored the first run, David Goetz’s two-run single tied the game. Goetz would eventually come around to score on another fielding error.

Norwich put all of its offense together in the first two innings with back-to-back three-run frames. Mackay Hotaling finished 2-for-4 with four RBI and a triple. Christian Hotaling added two hits and one RBI.

Norwich hosts Chenango Forks on Monday.

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NHS 330 000 0 6 9 3

Dave Goetz , Aaron Backo (2), Lucas VanZandt (5, W), Jake Doolittle (7) and Don Hunsinger. Chris Hotaling (L), Mackay Hotaling (7) and Thomas Kalicicki. Doubles: (N) Josh Borfitz, (W) Brandon Kimble. Triples: (N) M. Hotaling, (W) Hunsinger.

McGraw 9, Otselic Valley 3

SOUTH OTSELIC – Otselic Valley made a much better showing, said head coach Dave Loomis, but was facing much better opposition as the Vikes fell to 0-3 on the season.

“We played better in the field and made better decisions,” Loomis said. “It was a pretty good game. After the first inning, they hit the ball quite well.”

Austin Chambers had a two-run triple for McGraw, and Chris Torress along with Aaron Hitt finished with 2-for-3 days at the plate.

McG. 012 303 0 9 9 2

OVa. 101 010 0 3 6 4

Cody Brown (W) and Doug Medler. Dylan Comfort (L) and Adam Monroe. (M) Torres, Hitt, Kenyon, triples: (M) Chambers.

Sidney 26, Oxford 4

OXFORD – Sidney scored 12 runs in the third inning to break away from the Blackhawks in Wednesday’s game.

After a series of walks and basehits, Andy Kozak’s three-run double keyed the dozen-run third for the Warriors.

Tanner Westcott led Sidney with three hits and two RBI, and winning pitcher Nate McDonald added two hits and three ribbies. Number eight hitter, Trevor McPherson, scored four runs in the win.

Derrick Head had two hits and two RBI for Oxford including a home run.

The Blackhawks host Unatego today.

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Nate McDonald (W) Kevin Davie (6), Tanner Westcott (7) and Matt Vogel. Derrick Head (L), Ryan Moore (3), Andrew Pier (5) and Ryan Moore, Adam Pierson (3). Doubles: (S) Davie, McDonald. (O) Head, Kyle Ferrington. Triples: (S) Andy Kozak, McDonald. HR: (O) Head.

Greene 18, Harpursville 13

HARPURSVILLE – Greene’s offense posted a season-high total for runs, and the Trojans needed most of those tallies winning a slugfest over Harpursville Wednesday.

Down 2-1, Greene scored seven runs in the second, starting the rally with two outs and no runners on base. “We had a lot of clutch hits, and a lot of our runs scored today were with two outs,” said Greene coach Dave Gorton, whose club improved to 3-1 overall.

Gorton pointed to Jeff Carlin’s three innings of relief as a settling influence on his team. With Carlin on the hill, the Greene batsmen chalked up 10 more runs to move the lead to nine runs at one point. Nic Puglisi was a perfect 3-for-3 with four RBI, Nate Patrick went 3-for-5, and Curtis Richards along with Carlin had two hits apiece and six combined runs scored Carlin also earned the victory.

“Carlin came in when we were struggling and in a hole, and he pitched great,” Gorton said.

Greene hosts Sidney on Friday.

Gre. 170 802 0 18 15 5

Harp. 216 003 1 13 15 6

Brendan Kinne, Jeff Carlin (4, W), Scott Gorton (7) and Brian Day. Ryan Dalpiaz, Jared Decker (3, L), Jim Kelly (4), Travis Snow (7) and Mason Dean. Doubles: (H) Dalpiaz, Dean, Alex Drummond. Triples: (G) Brian Day. (H) Chad Baxter, Travis Snow, Casey Hine.

Unadilla Valley 9, Afton 5

NEW BERLIN – Unadilla Valley earned its first win of the season rallying from a 4-0 deficit in the opening inning to defeat the Crimson Knights.

Number nine hitter, John Lopez, sparked the UV lineup finishing 3-for-3. Lopez led off the third and fourth innings with singles, and the Storm grabbed the lead in the fourth, 5-4.

“The wind was blowing pretty bad, and we had a couple misreads in the outfield in the first inning,” said UV coach Tom Locke. “After that, Travis (Conklin) settled down. When he kept the ball down, he was successful.”

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