Norwich Clinches Fourth Straight Division Title
Published: May 5th, 2015
By: Patrick Newell

Norwich clinches fourth straight division title

Boys' Tennis

Norwich 7, Chenango Forks 0

NORWICH – Norwich wrapped up its fourth straight STAC division title Monday, and earned a spot in this weekend's STAC tournament sweeping all seven points from Chenango Forks.

Norwich seniors Zan Stewart, Colin Stewart, and Matt Craig, who have played the one through three singles spots on all four division title winners, all came away with convincing straight sets victories.

Norwich head coach John Stewart said his team has gone unbeaten against division competition the past three seasons, and has just one division loss over the past four. "We had a little extra motivation today to finish off the division title," Stewart said. "The guys came out and played more aggressive, and we're getting ready for the STAC semi against Maine-Endwell later in the week."

Norwich plays a doubleheader today against Forks and Seton Catholic Central.


Singles: Alexander Stewart (N) d. Garrett Krisko, 6-2, 6-0. Colin Stewart (N) d. Aidan Houlihan, 6-2, 6-0. Matt Craig (N) d. Seamus Houlihan, 6-0, 6-0. Carlos Ithier (N) d. Caleb Kellicut, 6-3, 6-1.

Doubles: Alec Weaver-Brendon Budd (N) d. Jared Hopkins-Jacob Pierson, 6-2, 6-2. Jamison Luke-Austin Benenati (N) d. Ben Conklin-Aaron Pixley, 6-4, 6-0. Jordan Vinal-Mike McLaughlin (N) d. Luke Meade- Josh Wheelock, 6-3, 6-1.


Sherburne-Earlville 4, Unatego 1

OTEGO – Sherburne-Earlville's bats awoke in the fourth inning scoring three runs in Monday's non-league victory at Unatego.

Emma Hodges led off the fourth with a triple, and scored on Abbey Beaver's single. Savannah Irwin then followed with a two-run homer.

"It was a long ride over there (to Unatego High School), and it took a while for our bats to get gong," said S-E coach Michelle Parker.

Marauders pitchers Crystal Beckwith and Hodges combined on the victory, and each player gave up just two hits. The pitching duo was supported by the Marauders' first error-free game of the season, Parker said.

Beaver led S-E (3-4) with two hits in three at-bats. S-E hosts Herkimer today.

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Crystal Beckwith, Emma Hodges (4,W) and Miranda Wright. Ashley Hatzidakis and Mackenzie Emerson. doubles: (SE) Abbey Beaver. (U) Sierra Becht.Triples: (SE) Emma Hodge. HR: (SE) Savannah Irwin.

Laurens 15, G-MU 3

G-MU 9, Laurens 6

COPES CORNERS – Laurens rebounded from Saturday's loss to G-MU rolling to a 12-run victory over the Raiders Monday.

Kayla Smallin had two hits and four runs scored for the Leopards, while Catherine Dobler and Marca Dutcher contributed a pair of two-run singles. G-MU aided the Laurens effort making seven errors.

"We did make some errors, but they also had five earned runs in their big inning (10-run fourth)," said G-MU coach Jim Johnson. “The hit the ball alright, especially in the fourth.”

Elle MacPherson had two hits including an RBI single for G-MU, and Jocelyn Duncan doubled in Katie Schultes in the fourth.

Saturday, G-MU's Schultes smacked a two-run triple in the fourth inning to give her club a five-run cushion.

Jenna Bakhuizen, Courtney Baker, and Duncan all had two hits for the Raiders.

G-MU travels to Cherry Valley-Springfield today.

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Rachelle Soucia (W) and Kayla Johnson. Scarlett Newman (L), Kelsey Ross (6) and Katie Schultes. Doubles: (L) Soucia, (G) Jocelyn Duncan. Triples: (G) Katie Schultes.

G-MU 9, Laurens 6

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Scarlett Newman (W) and Katie Schultes. Rachelle Soucia (L) and Marissa Maier. Doubles: (L) Kayla Johnson, Catherine Dobler. Triples: (G) Schultes; (L) Kayla Smallin.

Edmeston 5, Greene 3

GREENE – Kaitlin Gott's bloop single scored two runs in the seventh inning to give Edmeston a two-run non-league win over Greene Monday.

The Trojans tied the game with single runs in the fifth and sixth. J.B. Taft singled in a run in the fifth, and Laura Durdon's RBI triple in the sixth plated Alyssa Sands tying the game at 3-3 heading to the seventh.

Sara Lawrence hit a two-run homer as part of Edmeston's three-run third putting the Panthers in front, 3-1.

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Catherine Johnson (W) and Sara. Lawrence. (G) Alex Thompson (L) and Maddie Brink. Doubles: (E) Smith (2), Johnson. (G) Brink. Triples: (G) Durdon. HR: (E) Sara Lawrence.

Delhi 13, Oxford 11

DELHI – Delhi unlocked a 10-10 tie with three runs in the bottom of the sixth to edge Oxford in the first round of the MAC mini tournament.

The Bulldogs benefited from nine Oxford errors, and scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth to erase Oxford’s 9-5 lead.

Lauren Cobb had a big night for Oxford finishing with three hits and three RBI including a home run. Rachel Seiler had two hits and two RBI, and Kylie Roys went 3-for-5 with a solo home run.

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WP–Hall. LP–Karly Marshman. Triples: (D) Hallock, Cappiello. HR: (O) Lauren Cobb, Kylie Roys.


Oxford 9, Greene 2


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