Oneonta Shuts Out Norwich
Published: May 3rd, 2012
By: Patrick Newell

Evening Sun Report


Oneonta 13, Norwich 0

ONEONTA – Oneonta received a sterling effort on the mound from hurler Mark Giallanzo, and the ‘Jackets’ offense scored early and often in a shutout of the Purple Tornado Wednesday.

Giallanzo pitched a one-hit shutout, the lone base knock for the Tornado coming from senior Dennis Oralls.

Ben Moxley went 4-for-5 with five RBI to lead Oneonta. David Wright, Mike Calkins, and Zach Pidgeon drove in two runs apiece. “Oneonta hit the ball very well, and you can see why they have been a perennial power,” said Norwich coach John Martinson.

Norwich hosts Chenango Valley Friday.

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Justin Lindenthaler (L), Cody Barnes (3) and John Yacano. Mark Giallanzo (W) and Zach Erbe. Doubles: (O) Mike Calkins, Triples: (O) David Wright, Zach Pidgeon.

Sidney 10, Oxford 6

OXFORD – Sidney claimed the lead with five runs in the third inning to erase a three-run deficit in Wednesday’s victory at Oxford.

In the third, Dylan Van Pelt reached on an infield error that scored Jon Wingate with the tying run, and Nate MacDonald’s triple plated the go-ahead run. “Sidney hit the ball hard today, that’s for sure,” said Oxford coach Chris Palmer. “Six of their hits went for extra bases, and they had several loud outs.”

Adam Pierson had two hits and three runs for Oxford, and Andrew Golden added two hits and two RBI in the loss.

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Zach Green (W), Mike Gravel (6) and Patrick Vibbard. Cameron Heggie (L), Richard Ryan (5) and Ryan Moore. Doubles: (S) Billy Kozak, Mike Ward, Dashon Boyles, Vibbard. (O) Adam Pierson, Jeff Lawton. Triples: (S) Jon Wingate, Nate MacDonald.

Morris 6, G-MU 4

COPES CORNERS – Morris pushed across four runs in the top of the fifth to take the lead from G-MU in Wednesday’s road victory.

The Raiders committed three of their five errors in the fifth, and Kyle Doyle’s two-run triple gave the Mustangs the lead for keeps. “They took advantage of the mistakes that we made,” said G-MU coach Rick Mohrein. “With the exception of that one inning, we played well. We just have to play seven good innings, not six.”

Dan Primrose, Tim French, and Codi Mabie had two hits for G-MU (3-10), who host a doubleheader against Laurens Friday.

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Kerry Smith (W), Todd Randall (6) and Matt Morlock. Jason Barrows (L), DeMario Reed (7) and Austin Burnside. Doubles: (G) Burnside, (M) Josh Rutherford. Triples: (M) Kyle Doyle.

Sauquoit Valley 6, Sherburne-Earlville 3

SHERBURNE - Sauquoit Valley pitcher Aaron LoPiccolo bested the Marauders for the second time this season allowing six hits in Wednesday’s victory.

LoPiccolo helped his own cause with two hits and two RBIs, and shortstop Rob Slivinski added an RBI triple. Slivinski was a vacuum up the middle, said S-E coach Brian Hicks. “(Slivinski) made at least three or four unbelievable plays tonight,” Hicks said. “He and LoPiccolo were definitely the difference.”

The Marauders’ Mike Wilson hit his 10th double of the season, and he scored two of his team’s three runs.

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Aaron LoPiccolo (W) and Zach Thomas. Dallas Moryl (L), Matt Crandall (3) and Jake Bohnert. Doubles: (SE) Mike Wilson, (S) LoPiccolo, Mark Martin. Triples: (S) Rob Slivinski.

Unadilla Valley 15, B-G 6

NEW BERLIN – A seven-run fifth inning pushed Unadilla Valley into the lead for good as the Storm improved to 7-2 on the season with a victory over B-G Wednesday.

Brandon Miles had a big day at the plate with two triples, a home run, and six RBI. Justin Hofer tripled in his 2-for-3 day and drove in three runs.

Miles struck out six and was nicked for 10 hits by the B-G batters in earning the victory. “Brandon had a decent night of pitching other than a couple of location mistakes to B-G’s big sticks,” said UV coach Gary Alford. “But he really made up for those mistakes with his bat.”

UV hosts Oxford today in a makeup game from last week.

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Brandon Miles (W) and Zach Montgomery. Palmer (L), M. Cordner (5) and Tyler Ouimet. Doubles: (BG) Billy Holden. Triples: (BG) Ricky Parsons, (UV) Miles (2), Justin Hofer, Nate Shackleton. HR: (UV) Miles.

Unatego 10, Afton 2

AFTON - Unatego took the lead with four runs in the fourth, and pulled away with four more runs in the sixth in Wednesday’s victory at Afton (1-13).

The Spartans’ Phil Youngs had two hits including an RBI double, and the Travis Woods also went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Woods started the fourth with the first of his two doubles, and came in on Dan Shelton’s RBI single that knotted the game at 2-2. Shelton scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error.

“They have disciplined hitters who are extremely patient, and they found a way to drive the ball,” said Afton coach Ron Rapp of Unatego.

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Quinn Barnhardt (W) and Lucas DeJoy. Josh Akshar (L) and Josh Austin. Doubles: (U) Phil Youngs (2), Barnhardt, Travis Woods. (A) Brandon Stevens.

Delhi 4, Greene 0

DELHI – Delhi scored three runs in the first inning, and pitcher Brian Hannigan made those tallies stand up pitching a three-hit shutout against Greene Wednesday.

The Trojans have given up at least three runs in the opening inning in three out of the last four games, but have blanked teams in 21 out of the last 27 innings. “We’ve had some tough first innings, but I haven’t a quibble with our pitching,” said Greene coach Steve Burghardt. “We’ve only had nine hits over the last four games.”

Ben Dennison had an RBI single in the first for Delhi. Dennison, Brady Sackett, and Tyler Hymers all had two hits.

Greene is at B-G today.

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