Oxford wins pitching duel with Greene


Oxford 3, Greene 1

OXFORD – Oxford played error-free baseball, and winning pitcher Andrew Golden allowed a single run in the sixth inning in the Blackhawks’ victory over Greene Tuesday afternoon.

Although outhit by the Trojans, 7-5, Oxford made those hits count. Jeff Lawton, who scored two of Oxford’s runs, singled in the opening inning, stole second, and scored on Golden’s single. Lawton figured in Oxford’s tally in the third as well reaching on a walk, and eventually scoring on Richard Ryan’s single.

After Greene’s Lane Whittaker scored in the sixth on a fielder’s choice, Oxford notched a key insurance run when Matt Moore’s sacrifice fly scored Golden.

“It was a very well played high school baseball game,” said Oxford coach Chris Palmer. “Both pitchers were throwing strikes, and the only error (by Greene) was on a tough chance. Andrew did a nice job keeping their hitters off balance.”

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Andrew Golden (W) and Matt Moore. Alex Csigi (L), Justin Ekstrom (6) and Kurt Bartholomew.

Bainbridge-Guilford 14, Unadilla Valley 2

BAINBRIDGE - Bainbridge-Guilford sent 14 men to the plate in a nine-run sixth inning to put away UV Tuesday afternoon.

The Bobcats (8-2) had six hits in the inning as Austin Bauerle and Lucas Butcher delivered two-run singles in the frame.

Bauerle also pitched six strong innings for the victory striking out five, walking one, and giving up four UV hits. “They just blew up a bit in the sixth inning,” said B-G coach Tim Mattingly of UV. “Their pitchers had some trouble with the strike zone, and we had some timely hits.”

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