Afton 16, Oxford 3
OXFORD – Mike Muller pitched five strong innings for Afton, who defeated Oxford for the second straight day yesterday afternoon.
In a near replica of Wednesday’s win, Afton burst to a big lead at the start scoring five runs, and padded the advantage in the middle innings. Muller allowed two hits striking out nine and leaving with a 13-2 lead. “The last two days, we’ve struggled to get the third out,” said Oxford coach Chris Palmer. “Afton has capitalized both days.”
Paul Hamilton had three hits and six RBI to lead the Crimson Knights. Adam Rupakus had two hits and four runs scored, and Corey Mohrein went 2-for-2.
Oxford hosts Bainbridge-Guilford on Friday.
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Derrick Head (L) Smolcnop (5), Ryan Moore (7) and Moore, Adam Pierson (7). Mike Muller (W), Chris Anthony (6) and Dylan Wilson. Doubles: (O) D. Head, (A) Hamilton.
Delhi 8, Unadilla Valley 7
DELHI – Sean Kline tripled with the bases loaded to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh, and Kline scored on a throwing error to end the game and give the Bulldogs a comeback win.
UV did all of its offensive damage in the first four innings with five triples en route to a 7-4 lead. Zach Montgomery tripled twice and drove in one run, and Brett Smith had two hits and one RBI.
Travis Conklin pitched six innings for the Storm allowing two earned runs and striking out nine. He received a no decision. “We just couldn’t score over the last three innings,” said UV coach Tom Locke, who said his team went down in order in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings.
UV hosts Delhi today.
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Roger Homer, Andrew Hannigan (4,W) and Josh Sikora. Travis Conklin, Dylan Webb (7, L) and Zach Montgomery. Doubles: (D) Shawn Neumann. Triples: (UV) Montgomery 2, Webb, Brett Smith, Mike Fitch. (D) Sean Kline.
Sidney 7, Greene 2
SIDNEY – Sidney scored five in the opening inning collecting five of its six hits, and beat the Trojans for the second straight day.
Four different Sidney players had single ribbies in the opening inning. Winning pitcher Dylan Van Pelt pitched four innings of relief for the victory.
“We’re not hitting the ball well at all,” said Greene coach Dave Gorton. “We’re much too tentative, and we’re getting ourselves in a hole.”
John Wingate had two hits to lead Sidney.
Scott Gorton pitched four innings of one-hit relief for the Trojans (7-4).
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Nate McDonald, Dylan Van Pelt (3, W), Josh Green (7) and Matt Vogel. Nic Puglisi (L), Scott Gorton (3) and Scott Gorton, Brian Day (3). Doubles: (S) Tanner Westcott.
Afton 24, Oxford 8
OXFORD – Afton routed Oxford for the second straight day starting the game with seven runs in the opening inning, and capitalizing on 10 Oxford errors.
Winning pitcher Payton Cutting went 5-for-6 at the plate with six RBI to lead the Crimson Knights. “We didn’t make plays,” said Oxford coach Margo Barrows. “We made bad throws, we missed the cutoff...they were just running around the bases. Our fielding killed us, and we need to be more focused.”
Lacey Barry was 3-for-4 with one RBI for Oxford (5-5).
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Jackie Heggie (L) and Julie Heggie. Payton Cutting and Taylor Briggs. Doubles: (A) Cutting, Jessica Winans.
Afton 18, Oxford 3 (Wednesday)
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Jackie Heggie (L) and Julie Heggie. Payton Cutting (W), Cassidy Phillips (6) and Taylor Briggs. HR: (A) Jessie Winans
Summary: Stephanie Sherman was 3-for-5 with an RBI, and Jessica Winans hit a two-run homer in the sixth to end the game. Winans also hit a fly ball in the third inning with the bases loaded that was misplayed scoring four runs.
Greene 3, Sidney 0
SIDNEY – Rebecca Hanrahan, who recently surpassed 100 strikeouts on the season, matched her career-high with 20 in a two-hit shutout of the Warriors Thursday.
Hanrahan was also instrumental in two of the Trojans’ three runs. She scored the initial run in the second on an error, and drove in Rachel Turner in the sixth after Turner reached on a double.
“It’s always a battle over at Sidney, and it’s just a tough game all around, especially with Dani (Gravel) pitching for them,” said Greene coach Rick Smith.
The Trojans (5-0, 9-1) face Unadilla Valley Monday...