Johnson City sweeps the Norwich Purple Tornado

JOHNSON CITY – A trip down Route 12 for the Norwich varsity baseball and softball team’s did not go as planned – as both Tornado teams suffered road losses.

Norwich baseball leaves 10 on base, succumbs to JC bats

The struggling Norwich Purple Tornado baseball team took a chance on a road game against the Johnson City Wildcats on Monday, April 17.

“We played better tonight, we just need to string some hits together,” said Norwich head coach Rich Turnbull.

The biggest thing that sticks out in the 7-1 loss for Norwich is their 10 runners left on base. That is a potential of 10 additional runs scored that Norwich failed to take advantage of.

“We need to capitalize when guys are on base, can’t leave 10 guys on and expect to win,” said coach Turnbull.

The Wildcats of JC pounced on Norwich early and often – jumping out to a solid 3-0 lead after just the first inning.

Despite the early 3-0 hole, Turnbull saw his ball-players battle for their lone run in the second inning when Dylan Mack smacked a pitch for a base hit, however, snagging the RBI in the process when JT Vinal made it home. Johnson City continued to pour on the runs early with two additional runs in the second inning, making it a 5-1 game heading into the third.

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