Norwich extends unbeaten streak to five games


Norwich 12, Chenango Forks 4

NORWICH – Norwich extended its unbeaten streak to five games taking command of Thursday’s game against Chenango Forks in the third inning.

The Tornado (4-1-1) scored five times in the third to grab a 6-2 lead, then tacked on a pair of three-run frames over the next two innings. “It was cold out today, but our bats were warm,” said Norwich coach John Martison. “We played relaxed and confident. This was a good league win.”

Nick McCullough and Brendan McInerney, the one and two hitters for Norwich, consistently reached base with each drawing a pair of walks. Number three hitter, Colby Griffin, finished 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored. Cleanup hitter, Mackay Hotaling, was a perfect 3-for-3 with four RBI and three runs scored. “We had guys on base all game and we were hitting hit hard,” Martinson said. “Our top two guys in the lineup were getting on base, and our three and four hitters came through.”

Hotaling also picked up the victory pitching a complete game.

Norwich plays at Windsor Monday.

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Mackay Hotlaing (W) and Thomas Kalicicki. Tom Knapp (L), Tyler Swaye (5) and Tom Dybas. Doubles; (CF) Lally. Triples: (CF) Hendrickson, (N) Colby Griffin, Mackay Hotaling.

Harpursville 14, Oxford 3

HARPURSVILLE – Harpursville’s first five batters in the second inning reached safely – three on errors – and all five scored as part of a seven-run inning to bust open Thursday’s game.

Mason Dean went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a two-run double in the second inning. Oxford finished with nine errors in the game. “We looked like a team that hadn’t played in two weeks,” said Oxford coach Chris Palmer. “The big difference in the game was the error column. We made nine errors, and they only made one.”

Eric Dilfer had an RBI double in the seventh for Oxford, and he scored on a Nick Wakefield single.

The Blackhawks play at Walton today at 2 p.m.

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Barringer (W), Snow (5), Drummond (7) and Mason Dean. Nate Head (L), Cameron Heggie (3) and Ryan Moore. Doubles: (O) Eric Dilfer. (H) Dean, Barringer, Johnson, Storrs.

Sidney 10, Unadilla Valley 2

NEW BERLIN – Sidney pitcher Andy Kozak confounded UV’s bats, and helped himself at the plate with three hits in Thursday’s road victory.

Kozak, and little brother Billy Kozak, each went 3-for-4 at the plate with a run scored. On the mound, Andy Kozak struck out 12 and walked two in a complete-game win.

“Kozak throws hard, it was a cold night...he looked real good tonight and we had a lot of trouble catching up to him,” said UV coach Tom Locke.

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