JC beats Norwich in division showdown


Johnson City 4, Norwich 1

JOHNSON CITY – Norwich went from a half-game lead in the STAC Central Division to trailing the Wildcats by half a game after Monday’s showdown.

Johnson City answered Norwich’s run in the top of the sixth with all four of its runs. “Other than that one inning, it was a well pitched game on both sides,” said Norwich coach John Martinson. “Their pitcher had a nice fastball and dropped in a curve. It was a breakout inning for both teams, and (Johnson City) was able to move runners around.”

Nick McCullough singled and stole second in the top of the sixth. He scored Norwich’s lone run on a Colby Griffin single.

Norwich (6-3, 7-3-1) hosts Oneonta Thursday.

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Cutting (W) and Owens. Mackay Hotaling (L), Justin Lindenthaler (6) and Thomas Kalicicki. Doubles: (JC) Pellicciatti, Hodges.

Otselic Valley 5, DeRuyter 3

SOUTH OTSELIC – Otselic Valley broke out for four runs in the fourth inning to take the lead against DeRuyter in Monday afternoon’s win.

Chuckie Bishop had an RBI double to score Karl Graham, and Travis Sheldon followed with an RBI double. Graham and Sheldon later scored on RBI groundouts.

Sheldon finished 2-for-3 and Doug Day added two hits. Winning pitcher Dylan Comfort gave up six hits.

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Dylan Comfort (W) and Adam Monroe. Rudenberg and Coveny. Doubles: (D) Zach Thomas, (OV) Chuckie Bishop, Travis Sheldon.

Cooperstown 14, Sherburne-Earlville 1

SHERBURNE – Cooperstown opened the game with five runs in the first, and the offense did not cease for the Redskins in a lopsided win over the Marauders Monday.

Kevin Huggins went 3-for-4 for Cooperstown with four runs scored and two RBI. Cooperstown finished with 18 hits against an S-E team that was coming off back-to-back wins last weekend.

“Every kid in their starting lineup had a hit, and our five errors probably led to nine unearned runs,” said S-E coach Brian Hicks. “This time of the year, you can’t have that. We just didn’t play well.”

Carter Cole finished with two hits for S-E, who play at Canastota today.

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Nicholas Knull (W) and Jarrett Hotaling. Jobi Gage (L), Matt Smith (1), Cole Hodges (6) and Jake Bohnert. Doubles: (SE) Mike Wilson, (C) Knull, Greg Broderson, Hotaling. Triples: (C) Hotaling.

S-E 15, Waterville 9 (Saturday)

WATERVILLE – S-E scored in every inning, and raked Waterville pitching for a season-high 25 hits in Saturday’s victory.

Mike Wilson was 4-for-4 with three RBI. Matt Piazza had three hits and three RBI, while Jake Bohnert, Jobi Gage, Cole Hodges, and Mick Khoury all drove in two runs apiece.

Dallas Moryl pitched 5 1-3 innings for the win.

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