JC's Clark As Advertised, No-hits Purple Tornado
Published: April 17th, 2012
By: Patrick Newell

JC's Clark as advertised, no-hits Purple Tornado

Baseball

Johnson City 15, Norwich 0

NORWICH – Johnson City senior Ryan Clark was too much for the Norwich hitters throwing a no-hitter Monday at Veterans Park to halt the Tornado’s four-game winning streak.

Clark had 11 strikeouts and no walks in front of error-free defense. Clark surrendered just one baserunner – a hit batsman – in an otherwise sterling performance.

“Clark was everything we thought he would be, and there was a pro scout there today,” said Norwich coach John Martinson. “He has a fantastic curveball and he really moves the ball around and hits his spots. We really struggled against a kid who is a division one player.”

Cody Arvanitakis had a three-run triple for JC, Clark aided his own cause with a two-run two-bagger, and Adam Kettle doubled twice and drove in three runs.

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Ryan Clark (W) and Tyler Gunn. Ben Barnes (L), C. Griffin (5), Lindenthaler (6) and John Yacano

Unatego 12, Unadilla Valley 4

OTEGO – Last week’s four non-league games against STAC teams may pay big dividends for Unatego down the road.

The Spartans, who won three of four in those contests, broke open a close game with UV scoring seven runs in the fourth to pull away for the MAC win Monday.

Unatego strung six hits together to start the fourth inning. Quinn Barnhardt had a two-run double, while Travis Woods and Dan Shelton added RBI singles. “We like to challenge ourselves and get ready for our league, and those games last week really helped,” said Unatego coach Frank Microni.

Phil Youngs and Kellen Komenda had 3-for-5 days to lead Unatego. Youngs had two runs scored and two RBI.

Kurt Haycook doubled for UV an Brandon Miles added a triple in the Storm’s loss.

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Dan Shelton (W), Alex Walley (7) and Lucas DeJoy, Josh Feyerabend (4). Brett Smith (L), Kurt Haycook (4) and Zach Montgomery. Doubles: (UV) Haycook, (U) Ph. Youngs, Q. Barnhardt, Nick Angell. Triples: (UV) B. Miles, P. Youngs.

Edmeston 20, G-MU 2

COPES CORNERS – Edmeston capitalized on the additional baserunners that included 12 drawn walks and seven G-MU errors to fashion a 20-run outing in Monday’s Tri-Valley League win over the Raiders.

Zak Ruffles had three hits and three RBI with the big blow a three-run homer in the fourth that made it an 8-2 game. “We want to make the other team earn it, but putting those extra guys on base always comes back to get you,” said G-MU coach Rick Mohrein. “Our pitchers were putting a lot of pressure on themselves, and our fielders weren’t helping them.”

Tom Parker struck out nine in six innings for Edmeston to pick up the win.

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Tom Parker (W), Tanner Ray (6) and Clayton Hawes. Austin Burnside (L), Tim French (4) and Michael Lewis. Doubles: (E) Tom Parker, Zak Ruffles (2), Garrett Gott, Nick DeVries. (G) DeMario Reed, Dan Primrose. Triples: (E) Tanner Ray. HR:  (E) Ruffles.

Oxford 11, Greene 10

OXFORD – Oxford overcame three double plays and a rare triple play to rally past Greene Monday night.

Down to the Trojans 10-2 through four innings, the Blackhawks used a five-run fifth and four runs in the bottom of the seventh top pull out their second win of the season.

“Other than our baserunning mistakes, it was a really good offensive day for us,” said Oxford coach Chris Palmer. “We came into the game hitting .170 as a team, so we were due.”

Freshman Richard Ryan hit a three-run triple in the seventh to tie the game at 10-10, and Eric Dilfer’s single to right scored Ryan with the game-winning run.

Andrew Golden went 3-for-4 with five RBI, and he keyed the fifth-inning uprising smacking a three-run triple. Nate Head, Difler, and Jeff Lawton had two hits apiece, while sophomore Cameron Heggie pitched 3 1-3 innings of scoreless relief for the win.

Greene turned double plays in the second, third, and sixth innings, with the triple play ending the first inning. Oxford already had two runs scored in the opening inning, and runners on first and second base with Ryan at the plate. Ryan had his line drive up the middle caught by Greene pitcher Jeff Carlin. Carlin threw to Corbin Neudel at second for the second out, and Neudel tossed to first for the third out.

Carlin, Neudel, Lane Whittaker, and Nick Viglucci all had two hits for Greene, and Kurt Bartholomew drove in three runs.

Oxford (2-4) hosts Walton today.

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Jeff Carlin, Nick Viglucci (7, L) and Kurt Bartholomew. Nate Head, Cameron Heggie (4, W) and Ryan Moore. Doubles: Viglucci, Whittaker. Triples: (O) Golden, Ric. Ryan, Eric Dilger.

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