Norwich bounces back behind Barnes


Norwich 7, Windsor 2

WINDSOR – Coming off a lopided loss Wednesday in its home opener, Norwich went back to Ben Barnes to regain its early-season momentum.

Barnes, who threw a no-hitter Monday at Greene, pitched a complete-game five-hitter allowing two unearned runs as Norwich improved its record to 2-1 Thursday afternoon. “Ben did another outstanding job on the mound, and we played exceptional defense behind him,” said Norwich coach John Martinson.

Robbie Wheeler was 2-for-2 for Norwich with an RBI and a run scored, Colby Griffin ripped a two-run single, while Justin Lindenthaler and John Yacano added ribbies for the Tornado. “Everybody in our lineup produced tonight,” Martinson added, whose club is 2-0 in road games.

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Ben Barnes (W) and John Yacano. Howler (L), Wrighter (3) and DiNardo. Doubles: (N) Robbie Wheeler.

Unatego 9, Bainbridge-Guilford 5 (9 innings)

BAINBRIDGE – Unatego broke a tie game with four runs in the top of the ninth to defeat B-G Thursday.

Dan Shelton and Tyler Butler hit two-run singles in the final inning to lead the Spartans. Shelton added two innings of scoreless relief for the victory. “Our kids came out and played a lot better than the first game,” said B-G coach Tim Mattingly. “Our kids made a couple of mistakes - and that’s part of the game, - but overall it was a much better performance.”

Timmy Parsons had a three-run triple for B-G and finished 2-for-4. Billy Holden also had two hits in the loss.

B-G plays at Delhi Monday.

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Quinn Barnhart, Dan Shelton (8, W ) and Phil Youngs. Corbin Palmer, Austin Bauerle (6, L) and Mike VanGorder. Doubles: (U) Barnhart. Triples: (BG) Tim Parsons.

Greene 9, Harpursville 3

HARPURSVILLE – Greene’s improvement through the opening week of games yielded its first win of the season Thursday.

Since a no-hit loss to Norwich on Monday, the Trojans’ bats have generated plenty of hits, and the 12 singles against the Hornets provided offense aplenty for senior pitcher Jeff Carlin. “Tonight was a really big step,” said Greene coach Steve Burghardt. “It was a case where the younger kids watched our senior pitcher make use of defense, and give up just one harmless walk.”

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