Norwich drops two in double header despite showing signs of improvement

NORWICH – Following the loss to Owego and a rainout of Fridays game against Johnson City, Norwich hosted a double header at home, facing The Oneonta Yellowjackets and The Windsor Black Knights.

Norwich would play two solid games of baseball, however would drop both games, losing to Oneonta 5-1, and Windsor 9-3.

Oneonta came to town first for the Tornado, and struggled to earn the runs early, only leading Norwich 1-0 heading into the fourth inning of play.

“We made some bad base-running mistakes, and we got caught steeling,” said Norwich head coach Rich Turnbull. “We had two guys on in the first inning and got doubled up, so that really killed our momentum.”

It was the fourth inning that Oneonta managed to tack on two additional runs, pulling the lead away from Norwich even greater.

Norwich would only manage four hits on the night in part to the solid pitching from Oneonta pitcher, Mikolaicyk, who pitched the entire game throwing out three strikeouts.

It was Norwich's Gabe Gojani who pitched the majority of the game, helping keep the game as close as possible.

“Gabe pitched well, especially on short rest,” said Turnbull.

Gojani threw out two strikeouts in the five and a third innings he pitched before he was relived by Nick Murphy for an inning and Dylan Mack for the final inning.

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