Mt. Markham 6, S-E 5
WEST WINFIELD – Sherburne-Earlville scored two runs in the seventh to force extra innings, but came up on the short side in an eight-inning loss to Mount Markham Thursday.
S-E rallied in the seventh as Mike Wilson and Cory Musician reached base safely. Mike Squires’ RBI groundout cut the margin to 5-4, and Musician came around to score on a dropped third strike.
In the eighth, S-E recorded just one out before a Mustangs single to right field with two runners in scoring position ended the game.
“There was a slight glimmer of S-E baseball for about three or four innings where we played really well,” said S-E coach Brian Hicks. “We just had three or four costly mistakes.”
Matt Piazzi had two hits – both doubles – and one RBI for S-E, and Musician scored two runs.
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MM 202 010 01 6 11 2
Mike Wilson, Joe Moses (6, L) and Jake Bohnert. Lasby, Legbie (6, W) and Perry. Doubles: (M) Thomas, Roberts. (SE) Matt Piazzi (2), Derrick Ferris, Jobie Gage.
Deposit 6, Oxford 4
DEPOSIT – The margin of error was slim for Oxford on Thursday, who fell in a road game with Deposit on Thursday.
Deposit broke a 3-3 tie with three runs in the bottom of the fifth. One of Oxford’s two errors in the game followed up a walk, and Evan Thomas’ single scored the go-ahead run. Tanner Sexton followed that with a two-run single.
“We played fairly well, we just had one too many errors and one too many walks,” said Oxford coach Chris Palmer. “These things were just untimely, and just enough to make you lose a 6-4 game.”
Krys Escobar had a two-run single in the second for Oxford, and Andrew Pier’s follow-up RBI single gave the Blackhawks a one-run lead early on.
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Dep. 200 130 x 6 5 2
Travis Cammer (W) and Tanner Sexton. Derrick Head (L), Andrew Pier (5) and Ryan Moore.
Chenango Valley 6, Norwich 2
CHENANGO BRIDGE – Chenango Valley jumped on Norwich starter Mackay Hotaling for three runs in the opening inning, and the Tornado (1-3) never recovered in Thursday’s game.
Cameron Moochler capped the early uprising for the Warriors with a two-run triple. Later on, Donnie Fry added an RBI double.
Ricky Ruffo pitched five innings for CV striking out 10 to earn the victory. “We really struggled putting the ball in play,” said Norwich coach John Martinson. “They got on us early, and Ruffo did a nice job on the mound.”
Lucas Follett and Richie Bonney had single ribbies for the Tornado, who host Owego on Monday.
NHS 001 100 0 2 4 3
CVA. 310 002 x 6 8 0
Ricky Ruffo (W), Donnie Fry (5) and Cameron Moochler. Mackay HOtaling (L). Josh Borfitz (2), Josh Whaley (6) Thomas Kalicicki. Doubles: (CV) Fry. Triples: (CV) Moocher.