CHENANGO COUNTY – Trailing 4-3 in the top of the seventh inning, Unadilla Valley’s Timmy Postma doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring Dalton Proskine and Cameron Osborne to take a 6-4 lead and the road victory over Greene on Tuesday. With the win, UV’s record stays perfect.
UV held a 2-1 lead midway through the sixth. In the bottom half of the frame, Greene tacked on three more runs when Hunter Poland singled on a hard ground ball to left field, scoring his teammate Kolby Finch.
Two batters later, Tyler Brown and Poland were on the bases with Jake Finnerly up to bat. With a passed ball getting by the UV catcher on Finnerly’s third strike of the at-bat, Brown and Poland were able to reach the plate while Finnerly stood on first and his team captured a 4-3 lead.
In the first inning, Greene got on the board as Finch drover in Liam Flanagan on fly ball to center field.
Answering an inning later was Unadilla Valley’s Colin Grant scoring on a passed ball, tying the game at 1-1. The visiting team added another run in the top of the third when Osborne scored from third on a Gavin Bonczkowski single to the shortstop.
Grant started on the hill for, lasting five and a third innings. His time of the mound allowed just two runs on one hit and striking out seven.
Finch took the ball to start for Greene. He surrendered two runs on seven hits over six innings, striking out seven and walking one. Dallas Roe threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Unadilla Valley racked up 11 hits in the game. Osborne, Bonczkowski, and Grant led the way at the plate with two hits each. Postma captured the RBI column when he batted in the two go-ahead runners in the seventh.
Poland and Finch recorded the only two hits for Greene but the patience of the home team lead to five walks.
Unadilla Valley 6, Greene 4
UV 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 – 6 11 5
Greene 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 – 4 2 0