Blackhawks Barely Beat UV

By: Shaun Savarese

Blackhawks barely beat UV

Evening Sun Report

Baseball

Oxford 5, Unadilla Valley 3

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OXFORD–A dramatic finish in Oxford end in defeat for Unadilla Valley and a save for the Blackhawk Kyle Crawford.

The Storm’s starter, Mason Alford, lead off the bottom of the seventh; down two, with a single.

Catcher Andrew Radke followed suit and after an Austin Taylor walk, the bases were loaded without an out.

When Brendan Brooker hit a medium range fly ball into center field, nobody though that it was the beginning of the end for UV... except for Cameron Heggie.

The Oxford center-fielder made and incredible catch and fired the baseball to senior catcher Matt Moore for a very close second out at the plate.

Closer Kyle Crawford worked Connor Pope into a ground out shortly after and the cold, rainy game had ended.

“The parity in the MAC this year is pretty decent... anybody can beat anybody. I take my hat off to Oxford,” said Unadilla Valley varsity baseball head coach Gary Alford.

Oxford plays Afton at home today and Unadilla Valley is at home against Deposit.

Score by inning R H E

UV. 101 100 0 3 6 3

Ox.: 000 100 4 5 3 4

Richard Ryan, Austin Crawford (5) (W), Kyle Crawford (7) S and Matt Moore. Mason Alford, Brendan Brooker (7) and Andrew Radke.

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Oxford 8, Bainbridge-Guilford 2

OXFORD–Oxford’s Cameron Heggie threw an efficient 75 pitch complete game to beat the Bainbridge-Guilford Bobcats Tuesday.

Throwing only 11 pitches per inning, with a strike percentage of 76 percent, heggie hit his spots and sat down six.

“(Heggie) was throwing it loose and easy,” said Oxford varsity baseball head coach Chris Palmer, “He looked really good today.”

On a dreary day, when most high school baseball was postponed, the Blackhawks had eight players with base hits and five players with two or more hits.

Cameron Heggie helped his cause, going 2-4 with two runs and two stolen bases.

Jeff Lawton went 2-4, Matt Moore was 2-3, Joe Nelson went 2-3 and Kevin Davis was 2-2 with two scored runs.

BG. 010 001 2 4 3

Ox. 002 312 8 13 1

Cameron Heggie (W) and Matt Moore. Mark Cordner (L) Kyle Hanvey (6) and Dylan Mondore. Doubles: Kevin Davis. Hanvey, Ryan Jones, Dylan Mondore.

Chenango Valley 4, Norwich 2

CHENANGO VALLEY–Norwich lost Wednesday, giving up three runs on three errors and striking out 12 times as a team at Chenango Valley.

CV pitcher Kolby Ross tallied nine strikeouts in five innings, giving up six hit, four walks and two runs.

The Tornado began the game with two base hits and two stolen bases, leading for five innings.

Cody Barnes had a ground out RBI in the first inning and threw ten strikeouts.

Barnes gave up only two hits, three walks and one earned run in seven innings of work.

“Out guys were basically counting the outs and it caught up to us,” said Norwich varsity baseball head coach Rich Turnbull.

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Purple is producing, with the top of the order going 5-12 and Chris Trevisani adding a stolen base and a run scored.

Norwich plays at Johnson City today and at home Friday in a rematch with Chenango Valley.

Nor. 101 000 0 2 6 3

CV. 000 031 4 2 0

Cody Barnes (L) and Yacano. Kolby Ross (W), Max Telfer and Matt Personius. Doubles: Gavin Ashman

Bainbridge-Guilford 3, Greene 0

BAINBRIDGE–Zach Ouimet threw a gem Wednesday, striking out six and allowing only three hits in a complete game shutout over Greene.

Ouimet played jayvee as an eighth grader, Bainbridge-Guilford varsity baseball head coach Tim Mattingly brought him up as a freshman because he needed pitching support.

“He’s grown, gotten bigger and stronger,” Mattingly said, “ “He’s come into his own.”

“He threw a great game for us. He pounded the strike-zone, kept it low and really challenged the hitters all day,” he said.

B-G scored a run in each of the first three innings of the game.

In the first, Kyle Hanvey walked and stole second. Shawn Jones singled and with runners on the corners, Lucas Butcher hit into a fielder’s choice that scored Hanvey.

In the second, Mark Cordner lead off with a walk. The pitcher Ouimet walked and both runners advanced on a wild pitch.

Bobcat catcher Dylan Mondore then drove in Cordner.

“We had our opportunities with some walks and were able to push some runs across,” Mattingly said.

Kyle Hanvey lead off the third inning with a solo homerun, the last run of the night.

“...Clutch hits,” he said, “That was the difference.”

The Bobcats play the Sidney Warriors Friday in Oneonta.

Score by Inning R H E

BG. 111 000 3 3 0

Gre. 000 000 0 0 3 0

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