Bad inning hurts Purple Tornado


Owego 13, Norwich 5

OWEGO – One bad inning cost the Purple Tornado in Thursday's road loss to Owego.

The Indians plated seven runs in the bottom of the third to extend their lead to 12-3. "This game was winnable and I saw some improvement, we just need to get rid of the errors and you can't give up 13 basehits," said Norwich coach Rich Turnbull.

Owego's Zach Zielinski and Ben Schmidt had two hits and each drove in three runs.

Norwich mounted a season-high 13 hits, but left 10 runners on base. Jake Walsh went 3-for-4 with two RBI, Nick Murphy was 3-for-3 with two RBI, and Kevin Porack added three hits.

Gabe Gojani was solid in relief pitching three-plus innings and allowing just one run.

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Brian Simpson (W) and Z. Zielinski. Cody Brady (L), Gabe Gojani (3) and Nick Murphy. Doubles: (N) Jake Walsh, Chris Trevisani. (O) Ben Schmidt (2). Triples: (O)T.J. Bergman. Logan Neira.

Deposit 7, Unadilla Valley 6

DEPOSIT – Trailing the entire game, Deposit took the lead with three runs in the bottom of the sixth to edge past Unadilla Valley Thursday.

Colby Hall drove in the first run with a single, and two runs scored on Devin Schmitz's misplayed groundball – UV's lone error of the game.

"We had much better pitching tonight, but this really was a tough loss," said UV coach Eileen Lawyer. "We're definitely improving, we just couldn't hang on."

UV scored five runs in the top of the second – all without a basehit – to take a 6-0 lead.

UV plays at Afton today.

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Colby Hall, Darrin Shaver (2, W) and T. Stiles. Dakota Fernette, Dakota Kolvik (5, L) and Jared White.

Delhi 14, Oxford 7

OXFORD – Delhi broke away from Oxford scoring six runs in the fourth to build a 10-3 lead in Thursday's victory.

Of those six runs, three came as a result of two errors, one came from a hit by pitch, and the last scored on a wild pitch. "We had too many walks and too many errors, that was the story of the game," said Oxford coach Chris Palmer. "They definitely got the better of us tonight."

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