OV slugs its way past Cincy


Otselic Valley 16, Cincinnatus 5

CINCINNATUS – The wait for Otselic Valley was worth it.  The Vikings, forced to play their home opener on the road due to poor field conditions rolled to an opening-game win on Friday.

Karl Graham drove in three runs for the Vikes, who busted the game open with 12 runs in the top of the third. Cameron Mikula, Doug Day, and Adam Monroe all drove in two runs. Graham finished 3-for-4 and Mikula went 2-for-4. “It was kind of a chilly day to play, but it least we got a game in, and that felt pretty good,” said OV coach Dave Loomis.

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Peri (L) Stacey (5) and Prentice. Marston (W), Graham (6) and Monroe. Doubles: (C) Joe Peri.

Johnson City 5, Norwich 1

NORWICH – Norwich was held hitless until the seventh inning as Johnson City pitcher Matt Ehrets held the Tornado bats in check in Friday’s STAC Central Division game.

Josh Hodges had a double and a triple for JC driving in two runs. The Wildcats expanded a 1-0 lead with four runs in the top of the sixth.

Norwich junior Brendan McInerney broke up the no-hitter with a one-out single. Mackay Hotaling collected an RBI single driving in McInerney.  “(Ehrets) had real command of his fastball, and when he got ahead in counts, he did a nice job working in his curveball,” said Norwich coach John Martinson. “He did a nice job, and we just hit the ball to them.”

Ehrets had eight strikeouts, did not walk a batter, and the Wildcats’ defense played error-free. Norwich hosts Owego today.

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